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 Pinegrove, Charles Bradley, and the legendary 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 Thursday at 6:00pm and focuses on Chicago's concert scene. I also run Radio DePaul’s daily Pocket News that airs every weekday at 12:00 and 5:00! If you see me at a show come say hi!


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Favorite Artists

Akiko Yano, Arthur Russell, Björk, Cornelius, David Thomas Broughton, Destroyer, Erykah Badu, The Fiery Furnaces, Fishmans, Glenn Branca, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Grouper, Janelle Monae, Jim O'Rourke, Joanna Newsom, Judee Sill, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Kate Bush, Kero Kero Bonito, Laura Nyro, Mouse on Mars, of Montreal, Prefab Sprout, Prince, Saint Etienne, Sheena Ringo, Sleater-Kinney, Sonic Youth, Stars of the Lid, Stereolab, Sufjan Stevens, Super Furry Animals, Sweet Trip, Talk Talk, Talking Heads, Ted Leo and The Pharmacists, This Heat, Tortoise, Xiu Xiu, Yellow Magic Orchestra