Transistor Radio for the month of March 2018

This month Transistor Radio returns after a hiatus of a year and a half!  

On In Store: Selections From Transistor's Live Performance Archive, host Jon Monteverde has recordings from cross-genre sound artist Kiku Hibino (1-8-16) and experimental guitarist Matt Pataky, aka hicksoncompactgroup (6-3-16).  

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Our Bring Your Own Beat contribution comes from Chicago duo Brash Flair (pictured), comprised of Kristin Johnston and Joshua Wentz. The piece is called "Tactile Improvisations" and it is a blending of three separate recordings of these texture examinations.

Transistor Radio introduces a new show, Emotional Rescue, a fun and often funky exploration of all things 1971-1980 with plenty of air time given to pop, disco, soul, funk, punk, reggae, Afrobeat, New Wave, classic rock, and even some occasional jazz.  Andy Miles hosts; on this debut installment he has music from The Clash, Roxy Music, Stevie Wonder, Talking Heads, and much more.  

DJ Tashtego returns with a new episode of Interlopin', bringing sunshine vibes from the Golden State. This mix of funk-flecked tracks features many of his favorite discoveries in 2017.

Scott and Odie return with a new episode of The Good Music Show.  “Jumping in head first while slinging drinks, slapping down songs, and slurring our words, it’s The Good Music Show, where our favorite songs become your favorite songs.”

Transistor Radio welcomes to the mix Cine-File, the Chicago guide to independent and underground cinema, now in podcast form as Cine-Cast. On the inaugural episode, Cine-File managing editor Patrick Friel and associate editors Ben and Kat Sachs discuss the intent of the podcast, as well as their favorite screenings of the year thus far; Cine-File contributor JB Mabe reviews local experimental screenings happening in March; Kat interviews Cine-File contributor and Onion City Experimental Film & Video Festival (March 8-11) curator Emily Eddy; and contributors Michael Smith, Scott Pfeiffer and Kyle Cubr conduct a roundtable discussion about the 21st Annual Chicago European Union Film Festival at the Siskel Film Center (March 9-April 5). 

And at the top of the player, Andy Miles kicks things off with 15 Songs.  This time he has cuts from Glass Animals, Nick Cave, Four Tet and more.   


Transistor Radio is the monthly 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.