Transistor Radio for the week of October 14-20, 2015

This week on In Store: Selections From Transistor’s Live Performance Archive, host Jon Monteverde features a 2011 performance by then-Chicago-based singer-songwriter Jenny Gillespie, who was joined on drums and guitar by Shahzad Ismaily. They performed songs from her EP “Belita,” which had not yet been released. This was one of the last so-called Sunday Sessions Transistor recorded.

After a month hiatus, Bring Your Own Beat returns with a contribution from Aphorism, aka Josh Pyle, who has produced four original pieces: ‘Outland 4,’ 'Past the Event Horizon,’ 'Soil’ and 'Outland 3.’ 'This particular set has a distinct sci-fi feel,’ he says. Catch Aphorism at Transistor this Friday night.

On Depth of Field, Danielle Echols talks to Nathan Minnehan, owner and founder of WalknTalk, a Rogers Park-based company that produces handmade, high-quality leather goods designed to inspire a philosophy of self-creation through intentional travel. We also feature music by Abud: A Bard and Sarah Eide, both of whom will be playing Transistor Friday night, October 23.

In the third episode of The White City Cinema Radio Hour, host Michael Smith has a Google chat with New York City-based director Elizabeth Van Meter, whose feature-length documentary, the award-winning Thao’s Library, opens nationwide on October 16. Michael also recounts his experience as a juror in the Animated Shorts category of this year’s Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, plugging the films “Chez moi” and “Amélia & Duarte.”

At the bottom of the player, The Good Music Show presents indie rock for the ages. Scott and Odie researched college radio charts from recent decades and cherry-picked – and played – some of their favorite chart-toppers.

And as always, Andy Miles kicks things off with 15 Songs. This week he presents another all-2015 edition, with new and recent tracks from Big Grams, Bilal, Battles, Youth Lagoon, Metric, Low and Kendrick Lamar.

We hope you’ll have a listen.


In Store

15 Songs

Depth of Field

Gems of the Week

Bring Your Own Beat

The Good Music Show

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.