Episode 747: Sadie Woods

Episode 747: Sadie Woods


This week on Bad at Sports Center, Ryan and Dana are joined by Sadie Woods to talk about the recent re-release of her project, It Was a Rebellion Mixtape. Woods discusses her research process for this project and her personal evolution as a deejay and artist. We didn’t have time to play a clip of It Was a Rebellion on the show, but you can download all three versions at this link: https://tinyurl.com/itwasarebellion. We hope you enjoy listening as much as we did.

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1. An Unusable Archive July 10, 6-9pm Parlour and Ramp: 2130 W 21st St, Chicago, IL 60608 With N/A (Neeraja D and Ahmed Ozsever) 2. Anne Wilson: If We Asked about the Sky July 10-August 15, by appointment only Rhona Hoffman Gallery: 1711 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL...

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Episode 745: Brian Andrews returns as Guest?


This week all we ask ourselves what is Brian doing well not at the radio station. Turns out he’s having a baller film career in the AR/VR/XR arena and his latest work premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. As it expands its international festival run, we try and understand the world of the “Hominidae” – http://hominidanimation.net/

Juxapose magazine called an earlier iteration of the work “CREEP LEVEL OMEGA.” Hold on to your hat.

Episode 743: Chris Reeves and Aaron Walker


For this weeks episode of Bad at Sports Center we’ve finally transitioned into are virtual studio and are elated to be joined by the editors of The World’s Worst: A Guide to the Portsmouth Sinfonia, Chris Reeves and Aaron Walker. Our guests provide Ryan and Dana with some background into the pioneering experimental orchestra, and we discuss their comprehensive compilation of interviews, new essays, historical documents and images. Tune in to hear all this and so much more (including, of course, Weird Al) on this episode of B@SC.

Episode 742: Heather Mekkelson


This week we Bad at Sport Center returns as we Kick begin experimenting with virtual recording. No one’s back in our regular studio so we are reaching out to friends and artists we admire to talk about their exhibitions and events that have existed in the vacuum created by Covid 19.

Heather Mekkelson, long time bright light and unique sculptural voice had an exhibition which is functionally still up at 65 Grand disrupted by the Chicago lockdowns related to the pandemic. We chat through and try to open up her whimsical and profound investigations.


1.  The Young and the Restless June 27, 5:30-8pm FLXST CONTEMPORARY: 2251 S Michigan Ave, Suite 220, Chicago, IL 60616 With: Samantha Cabrera Friend, Chanel Matsunami Govreau, Danny Hwong, Ty Healey, and Colleen Keihm   2.   Remy Bordas and Olivia Juarez: Doubles June...

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1. Liberatory Practices June 19, 12-1:30pm Arts and Public Life Seed Lynn and Sadie Woods 2. by & for: ed.3 June 20-23, 2020 With Elena Ailes, Claire Ashley, Angela Azmitia, Lucy Baird, Margaret Crowley, Cass Davis, Madeleine Finley, Rami George, Griffin Goodman,...

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (6/11-6/17)

1. Cameron Spratley: 730 June 13, 12-11pm M. LeBlanc   2. Mother to Mother; Virtually. Knots & Nodes. june 12, 6-8PM Chicago Art Department With Susan Krueger Barber, Sonja Blum, Marjorie Boyles, Jamie Nakagawa Boley, Laura Drey, Elisabeth Dzuricsko, Margarita...


1. (RE)Visions of Chicago Public Schools May 29, 6pm (Talk at 7pm) 062 With Marzena Abrahamik, Suzette Bross, Jim Iska, Janet Mesic-Mackie, John Preus, Doug McGoldrick, Edra Soto, Eileen Ryan, Lynn Renee Persin, Jeff Phillips, Sa Schloff, Justin Schmitz, Matt Siber,...

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (5/21-5/28)

1. OTVReruns x the #LetUsBreathe Collective Artist Talk with Sandra Oviedo/Colectivo Multipolar May 22, 8-9:30pm OTV - Open Television and #LetUsBreathe Collective With Abra Johnson, Ashley Ray, Aymar Jean Christian, Elijah McKinnon, Erik Lamar Wallace II, Felicia...

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (5/14-5/20)

1. Bearing Witness: Three Videos from Jesse McLean May 14, 7pm Late Capital   2. Leather Legacies: Heather Raquel Phillips May 14, 2pm Leather Archives & Museum   3. Alonso Galue: Tonada del tormento (Torment’s lullaby) May 15-30 4101 W Cullom Ave (viewed from a...


1. Jurassic Warp May 8, 7:30-9:30pm Ground Level Platform With KT Duffy and María Luisa Sanín Peña   2. Samantha Cabrera-Friend: Artist Talk May 8, 3-4pm LATITUDE   3. OTVReruns x 6018 North: Border’d, United States of Aliens, FOBia May 8, 8-10pm 6018North With...


1. Monica Jahan Bose: Moonlight through an onion Skin May 2, 5-10pm Agitator: a co-operative gallery   2. Andrew Holmquist: HQME April 25, 12;30-1:30pm Carrie Secrist Gallery   3. Leather Legacies: David K. Johnson May 7, 2PM Leather Archives & Museum 4. Community...