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



This month on In Store: Selections From Transistor's Live Performance Archive, host Jon Monteverde has recordings from Moongriffin (09/28/12) and Marsden Giolas (pictured).

Dead Flowers makes its Transistor Radio debut.  Hosted by Andy Miles, the show is a motley and mind-expanding exploration of the 1960s, with plenty of air time given to pop, soul, folk, surf, garage, girl group, Motown, British Invasion, psychedelic rock, blues, bossa nova, jazz, lounge and much more.  

Interlopin' returns following a summer hiatus.  Tashtego is still dancing in the fog of Maine. He's put together a set of ponderous, melancholic house music for when your body wants to follow your mind into the clouds. All new entries to Interlopin', discovered over the past six months of fervent music-streaming. Favorites include tracks from Tom VR, DJ Koze, Lusine, Jesper Ryom, and Punctual, as well as the only Interlopin' alum, the sublime track from the MFA called "The Difference It Makes".

Scott and Odie have a new episode of The Good Music Show.  "The Pioneers of Pub Rock to Punk Rock to Damaged Art to Sweeping Melancholy Masterpieces … It’s a Battle of the Bands we all wanted to see.  We have Graham Parker vs. Elvis Costello, and in the second corner, we have The Velvet Underground vs. The Feelies.  There are no losers here, only winners…. especially us, the listeners.  Enjoy the carnage!"

 Larry Vodak and Sara Dinges in Transistor’s Studio C.

Larry Vodak and Sara Dinges in Transistor’s Studio C.

We hear from the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce, with a Transistor-produced monthly omnibus version of their Always Andersonville weekly podcast.  The August edition of Always Andersonville Monthly includes interviews with five guests: Joey Cranford, co-owner and CEO of Chicago Magic Lounge; Larry Vodak, owner and shopkeeper of Scout; Terese Lang McDonald, owner of Candyality; guitar teacher Bob Goins, owner of Classes on Clark; and Alma Gutierrez, founder and owner of Cassona Home Furnishings and Accessories. 

On This Show Will Change Your Life, comedian Dave Maher talks to creative people about a movie, song, book, even a piece of furniture that changed their lives in ways big or small, obvious or surprising.  This month Dave talks to former Hyde Park Records co-owner Boomer Lowe about the Velvet Goldmine soundtrack. 

Cine-File, the Chicago guide to independent and underground cinema, is now in podcast form as Cine-Cast.  On episode #6 of the Cine-Cast, Cine-File associate editor Ben Sachs and contributor Scott Pfeiffer talk about the upcoming Black Harvest Film Festival and the ongoing Ingmar Bergman series at the Gene Siskel Film Center (Scott's a particularly devoted Bergman fan); contributor Mike Metzger and Julian Antos, erstwhile Cine-File contributor and executive director of the Chicago Film Society, discuss their new 35mm print of Andrew Bujalski's 2013 film COMPUTER CHESS; contributors Metzger, JB Mabe, and Tien-Tien Jong chat about what's sure to be a legendary weekend at Doc Films (August 9-11), during which Hollis Frampton's ZORN'S LEMMA, Stan Brakhage's SCENES FROM UNDERCHILDHOOD, and Jonas Mekas's LOST, LOST, LOST will all grace the big screen on 16mm; and associate editor Kathleen Sachs interviews local filmmaker Casey Puccini, whose second feature-length film I DON'T CARE will screen at Chicago Filmmakers on August 25 at 7:30 p.m.

And at the top of the player, Andy Miles kicks things off with 15 Songs.  This time he has music from Real Estate, The Kinks, Django Django, Blur, and much more.  

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