Transistor Radio for the weeks of September 16-September 29, 2015

After a month hiatus, Andy Miles is back with an all-2015 edition of 15 Songs, with new music from Wilco, Kurt Vile, Beach House, Neon Indian, Lianne La Havas and more.

This week on In Store: Selections From Transistor’s Live Performance Archive, host Jon Monteverde features a 2014 ambient guitar recording from hicksoncompactgroup.

On this week’s installment of Sideshow, DJ Bloodshot Scott kicks off a series of shows dedicated to his namesake and alma mater, Chicago’s very own Bloodshot Records. Here, he presents a snapshot of the label’s inspired and influential first five years, showcasing the rise of soon-to-be-luminaries such as Neko Case and Ryan Adams, as well as brief glimpses of artists who remained on the margins, such as the Hollisters and Red Star Belgrade. Enjoy this rare return to the halcyon days!

Blame It On The Boogie: Disco, Funk and Soul from Lechstafari is back with an all-new all-vinyl DJ set, recorded last weekend at a farmers’ market, and Andrea Garces’ Gems of the Week are a mix of beats, trap and progressive hip-hop.

At the bottom of the player, Stereo Hysteria host Charlie Crane features the pop-punk combo Parasites and an interview with Dave Parasite.

We’re excited to announce the debut of a new addition to the lineup: The White City Cinema Radio Hour, a monthly film-themed talk show. Host Michael Smith brings his Chicago-centric White City Cinema film blog to the air with observations on an almost impossibly eclectic blend of cinema, both classic and modern, and features film reviews, film festival coverage, interviews with filmmakers, critics and programmers, and much more. In the debut episode, Michael welcomes Chicago film critics Ben and Kat Sachs as his first guests. The three engage in a lively roundtable discussion of legendary director Agnes Varda in advance of her upcoming Chicago residency. Michael also talks up the British Film Institute’s restoration of Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘The Lodger,’ which screens at Transistor on September 19. (This is the same episode that featured on last week’s webcast.)

We hope you’ll have a listen.



In Store

15 Songs


Stereo Hysteria

Gems of the Week

White City Cinema

Blame It On The Boogie


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.