Transistor Radio for the week of September 9-September 15, 2015

This week on In Store: Selections From Transistor’s Live Performance Archive, host Jon Monteverde features a fantastic recording from earlier this year: Chicago jazz-postrock duo SUN SPEAK.

Our latest Bring Your Own Beat contribution comes from Matt Christensen (Zelienople). The slow-core/experimental track, “In Your Shadow,” was recorded with the help of keyboardist Brian Harding (Zelienople) and will possibly make its way on to Matt’s upcoming solo album. Matt and Brian will be joined by Eric Eleazer this Friday night at Transistor.

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.

Andrea Garces’ Gems of the Week are a mix of trip-hop, ambient and downtempo, and Blame It On The Boogie: Disco, Funk and Soul from Lechstafari is back with an all-new all-vinyl DJ set.

At the bottom of the player, Scott and Odie return with a new episode of The Good Music Show. This week they have music from acts as diverse as Herman’s Hermits, Big Star, The Apples in Stereo and Rocket From the Crypt.

We hope you’ll have a listen.



In Store

Gems of the Week

White City Cinema

Bring Your Own Beat

The Good Music Show

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.