Transistor Radio for the week of October 7-13, 2015

At the top of this week’s webcast player is Depth of Field, a mix of news, music and conversation concerning all things Transistor. This week DoF contributor Danielle Echols talks to Chicago artist Steve Connell, whose Chicago Night series of iPad-produced paintings is featured at Transistor through November.

On In Store: Selections From Transistor’s Live Performance Archive, host Jon Monteverde features a 2014 live performance by Brooklyn producer Visager. With a base in experimental electronic music, he incorporates field recordings, samples of forgotten lectures, and other unnoticed sounds to bend organic pop music into different worlds.

In the second episode of The White City Cinema Radio Hour, host Michael Smith turns his attention to the fall film festival season. He discusses the lineup of the forthcoming Chicago International Film Festival with his first guest, Chicagoist’s Joel Wicklund. Then Marilyn Ferdinand of Ferdy on Films stops by to talk film preservation and restoration in general and, more specifically, theUCLA Film Preservation Film Festival. Michael also talks up Jean-Luc Godard’s “Goodbye to Language,” which receives a rare screening in its native 3-D format at Transistor on October 17.

Andrea Garces’ Gems of the Week are a mix of electronic, chillwave, R&B.

And at the bottom of the player, Sideshow host Bloodshot Scott continues his series that spotlights his namesake, Bloodshot Records, and examines the label at their 10-year mark. A decade in, the label had already become a local institution, and was well underway to firmly establishing itself on the national level.

We hope you’ll have a listen.



In Store


Depth of Field

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.