The Opening Act

Ty Yamamoto

Genre(s): Music Variety

The Opening Act is an hour long music show where we play music from the hottest new bands coming to play live in Chicago! We highlight music from a variety of different genres and styles to keep you in the loop about which of your favorite bands or musicians are playing shows here in the Windy City.

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Ty Yamamoto

Film and Television
The Opening Act


Hi there, the name’s Ty! As a passionate fan of music of all genres, I’ve always wanted to get more involved with the music scene. Back in my hometown of Portland, Oregon I’ve worked at several music festivals helping out bands like Broken Social Scene, Built to Spill, and Dinosaur Jr. After moving to Chicago one of the first things I did was get involved with Radio DePaul. Currently I’m the host of The Opening Act, a weekly music talk show that airs every Wednesday at 2:00pm and focuses on Chicago's concert scene. I also serve as Radio DePaul's On-Air Director! If you see me at a show come say hi!


David Lynch, Janelle Monae, and Naohisa Inoue

Favorite Artists

Akiko Yano, Arthur Russell, Björk, Destroyer, Erykah Badu, The Fiery Furnaces, Fishmans, Glenn Branca, Grouper, Janelle Monae, Jim O'Rourke, Joanna Newsom, Judee Sill, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Kate Bush, Kero Kero Bonito, Mouse on Mars, of Montreal, Prince, Sheena Ringo, Sleater-Kinney, Stars of the Lid, Stereolab, Sufjan Stevens, Talk Talk, Talking Heads, Ted Leo and The Pharmacists, This Heat, Xiu Xiu, Yellow Magic Orchestra