Transistor Radio for the week of March 16-22, 2016

On In Store: Selections From Transistor's Live Performance Archive, host Jon Monteverde has a June 2011 set from the Joe Adamik quartet. In addition to his years spent playing drums behind bands like Iron and Wine, Manishevitz, Freakwater, and Bevel, and as principal multi-instrumentalist member for the experimental rock band Califone, Joe has occasionally led a jazz quartet.  They played a memorable set at Transistor in the summer of 2011, near the end of our time at 5045 N. Clark Street.  Jon's predecessor at Transistor's control board, Dominic Armstrong, handled the sound.  (In 2016 Joe has put forward “Super Low," a collage of songs starting at some primordial beginning and ending with an uncertain domestic big bang.)   

Episode 11 of the White City Cinema Radio Hour is devoted to discussing race in contemporary American cinema. Host Michael Smith welcomes film critic Angelica Jade Bastien and film studies professor Janina Cartier Bradley as his guests. The three use the #OscarsSoWhite controversy as a jumping-off point to talk about race (and racism) in the film industry, film noir and Carl Franklin's underrated 1995 neo-noir "Devil in a Blue Dress." Smith also talks about Thomas Arslan's "A Fine Day," which he will present at Transistor on Saturday, March 26.

Andrea Garces' Gems of the Week are a mix of progressive and psychedelic rock and pop, with a number of tracks from MOODOÏD and Apache Sun, among others.  

And Stereo Hysteria's March artist of the month is Phil Angotti, a Chicago-based singer, songwriter and guitarist, whose abiding love for '60s pop has informed the records he's made as a solo artist and with his band The Idea.  He is also co-owner of Avenue N Guitars in Wicker Park; it was there that host Charlie Crane recorded the interview that is the focus of this week's show. 

We hope you'll have a listen!


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.