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Michael B. DJ Profile

I'm a former author and journalist (bylines at Grantland, Wired, Slate, Deadspin and 538) turned documentary filmmaker. As a native Texan I also spent about a decade as a music and entertinament writer at the Austin Chronicle. And as a Chicago transplant I still cannot acclimate to the cold.

Listen to Michael's two most recent shows via the player below:

Michael B.'s Playlists

2/20 - 7am hour
Jeanne & The Darlings - The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968 album artwork 7:50am Jeanne & The Darlings Soul Girl The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968 (Atlantic)
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Electrelane - Singles, B-Sides & Live album artwork 7:45am Electrelane I Want to Be President Singles, B-Sides & Live (Too Pure)
Track Notes: Leftover from yesterday (President's Day), was also a request from Lou! Buy Electrelane Singles, B-Sides & Live at Reckless Records Buy Electrelane at iTunes Buy Electrelane Singles, B-Sides & Live at eMusic Add to Collection
Ratboys - The Window album artwork 7:41am Ratboys Local Making Noise for the Ones You Love The Window (Topshelf)
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The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses album artwork 7:38am The Stone Roses She Bangs The Drum* The Stone Roses (Silvertone)
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7:34am Weaklung Local Friends in the Industry Smiles for Your Loved Ones (Spiteful Engineering)
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7:32am Pylon Reenactment Society 3x3 Magnet Factory (Strolling Bones)
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DEHD - Poetry  album artwork 7:29am DEHD Local Mood Ring Poetry (Fat Possum)
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Ducks Ltd. - Harm 7:25am Ducks Ltd. The Main Thing Harm's Way (Carpark)
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7:19am Billy Paul Am I Black Enough For You? 360 Degrees of Billy Paul (Philadelphia International)
Track Notes: By request for Lou! Buy Billy Paul 360 Degrees of Billy Paul at Reckless Records Buy Billy Paul at iTunes Buy Billy Paul 360 Degrees of Billy Paul at eMusic Add to Collection
Screaming Females - Clover album artwork 7:17am Screaming Females My Dead Wife Clover (Don Giovanni)
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Okkervil River - The Stage Names album artwork 7:10am Okkervil River John Allyn Smith Sails The Stage Names (Jagjaguwar)
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Spoon - Gimme Fiction album artwork 7:05am Spoon My Mathematical Mind Gimme Fiction (Merge)
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The Hold Steady - Boys and Girls In America album artwork 7:01am The Hold Steady Stuck Between Stations Boys and Girls In America (Vagrant)
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2/20 - 6am hour
The Wedding Present - Seamonsters album artwork 6:59am The Wedding Present Carolyn Seamonsters (RCA)
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6:51am Ty Segall Repitition Three Bells (Drag City)
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Fleetwood Mac - Mystery To Me album artwork 6:48am Fleetwood Mac Hypnotized Mystery To Me (Reprise)
Track Notes: By request for Cooper in Logan Square. Buy Fleetwood Mac Mystery To Me at Reckless Records Buy Fleetwood Mac at iTunes Buy Fleetwood Mac Mystery To Me at eMusic Add to Collection
The Jayhawks - Blue Earth album artwork 6:44am The Jayhawks Five Cups of Coffee Blue Earth (Twin Tone)
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J Mascis - What Do We Do Now album artwork 6:40am J Mascis Set Me Down What Do We Do Now (Sub Pop)
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Free - Fire And Water album artwork 6:34am Free Fire And Water Fire And Water (Island)
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Guided by Voices - Bee Thousand album artwork 6:32am Guided by Voices Queen Of Cans And Jars Bee Thousand (Scat)
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Horsegirl - Versions of Modern Performance album artwork 6:29am Horsegirl Local World of Pots and Pans Versions of Modern Performance (Matador)
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Hinds - Leave Me Alone album artwork 6:22am Hinds Garden Leave Me Alone (Mom + Pop)
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6:18am David Nance & Mowed Sound Tumbleweed David Nance & Mowed Sound (Third Man)
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6:15am Prince I Would Die 4 U Purple Rain (Warner Bros.)
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Friko - Where we 6:12am Friko Local Crashing Through Where we've been, Where we go from here (ATO)
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Bongwater - The Power of Pussy album artwork 6:01am Bongwater Folk Song The Power of Pussy (Shimmy Disc)
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2/19 - 8am hour
David Bowie - Young Americans album artwork 8:57am David Bowie Young Americans Young Americans (RCA)
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8:52am Roland Alphonso President Kennedy Studio One Ska (The Original) (Soul Jazz)
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8:48am Radiohead Where I End and You Begin. (The Sky Is Falling In.) Hail to the Thief (Capitol)
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Cheekface - It 8:43am Cheekface The Fringe It's Sorted (self-released)
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