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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 Tuesday 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!


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Favorite Artists

A Tribe Called Quest, Akiko Yano, Animal Collective, Arthur Russell, Beach Bunny, Beach House, Beat Happening, Belle and Sebastian, Boredoms, Björk, Boards of Canada, Broadcast, Broken Social Scene, Camera Obscura, Carly Rae Jepsen, Cat Power, Coil, Cornelius, Deerhunter, Destroyer, DJ Koze, Enon, Erykah Badu, The Fiery Furnaces, Fishmans, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Grouper, Janelle Monae, Jim O'Rourke, Joanna Newsom, Judee Sill, Julia Holter, Kate Bush, Kero Kero Bonito, Laura Nyro, Max Tundra, Mitski, Modest Mouse, of Montreal, Prefab Sprout, Prince, Saint Etienne, Sheena Ringo, Sleater-Kinney, Sonic Youth, SOPHIE, Stars of the Lid, Stereolab, Sufjan Stevens, Super Furry Animals, Sweet Trip, Talk Talk, Talking Heads, Ted Leo and The Pharmacists, Xiu Xiu, Yellow Magic Orchestra