Transistor Radio for the week of January 20-26, 2016

This week on In Store: Selections From Transistor's Live Performance Archive, host Jon Monteverde has an August 2015 jazz set from Ann Arbor/Detroit-based Malena Quartet. For this performance, the quartet played a set of original music by saxophonist María Elena that 'explored the rich inner world inside us all. Through the lens of a jazz quartet expect funky beats, soundscape moments, trance vamps and soaring melodies.'

The eighth episode of The White City Cinema Radio Hour consists of audio excerpts from Q&A sessions recorded at the 2nd annual Oakton Pop-Up Film Festival in December 2015. In the first interview, host Michael Smith talks to Brandy Burre, an actress best known for a recurring role on HBO's 'The Wire,' following a screening of Robert Greene's documentary 'Actress' (of which she is the subject). Then Smith interviews Chicago-based critic, filmmaker and pioneering video essayist Kevin B. Lee following a screening of Lee's documentary short 'Transformers: The Premake.'

Andrea Garces' Gems of the Week are a mix of nu-soul, ambient, downtempo and beats, with 2016 releases from RJD2, Tom Misch and Thriftworks.

Stereo Hysteria's Charlie Crane looks back at the best reissues of 2015 with cuts from Queen, The Stones, XTC, Sly and the Family Stone, Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, David Bowie and more.

We hope you'll have a listen.


In Store


Depth of Field

Stereo Hysteria

Gems of the Week

White City Cinema Radio


Transistor Radio is the weekly webcast of Transistor. Tune in to hear programs featuring indie & archival rock, Americana, electronica, house, tracks from our live performance archive, original sound pieces specially made for Transistor Radio, interview and discussion programs, and more.