Shelf Riot

the new pop library

Shelf Riot is a radio show about music and libraries. Specifically, it's about music available from the Sun Prairie Public Library. Each week, librarian Steev Baker works through a handful of tracks from music of all genres that are available as CDs or downloads via Hoopla.


All episode playlists link to Spotify and contain "explicit" versions of songs. If you don't like the swears, tune in to the radio show on 103.5 in Sun Prairie or listen on their web app. Playlists do not contain any of the host's wonderful banter, either.

Episode 1

Taylor Swift - The last great american dynasty
Yves Tumor - Romanticist
FKA Twigs feat. Future - Holy Terrain
Devon Gilifillian - Unchained
Disq - Daily Routine
Moses Sumney - Virile
Phoebe Bridgers - Kyoto

Episode 2

Fiona Apple - Under the Table
Jeff Parker (feat. Ruby Parker) - Build a Nest
Drive-by Truckers - Thoughts and Prayers
Grimes - You'll miss me when I'm gone
black midi - Near DT, MI
XXXtentacion - Hearteater
Tyler Childers - House Fire Brittany Howard - History Repeats

Episode 3

Jamila Woods - Zora
The Chicks - Sleep at Night
Roddy Ricch - Gods Eyes
Dua Lipa - Levitating
Mac Miller - Good News
Angel Olsen - What It Is
Tank and the Bangas - Dope Girl Magic
Greet Death - Crush

Episode 4

Kehlani - Morning Glory
Fontaines D.C. - Televised Mind
Grouplove - Deleter
Summer Walker - Over It
Tyler, The Creator - I Don't Love You Anymore
Polica - Driving
Jhene Aiko - Born Tired
Dan Deacon - Sat by a Tree

Episode 5

Andrew Bird - Olympians
Vegabon - Water Me Down
Ex Hex - Rainbow Shiner
Dawn Richard - we, diamonds
Big Thief - Cattails
Tui - Went up the Mountain
Leyla McCalla - Oh My Love


This show is broadcast weekly on 103.5 The Sun in Sun Prairie, and is a project of the Sun Prairie Public Library and the Sun Prairie Media Center. Tune in at 12pm on Wednesdays and 4pm on Sundays.

Episode 6

Haley Heynderickx - Oom Sha La La
Bon Iver - Hey, Ma
Moses Boyd - Shades of You
Vampire Weekend - Unbearably White
Gary Clark, Jr. - I Walk Alone
Alex G - Hope
IDLES - Samaritans

Episode 7

Sharon Van Etten - Remind Me Tomorrow
Yola - I Don't Wanna Lie
Logic - Pardon My Ego
Michael Kiwanuka - Hero
Anderson .Paak (feat. Smokey Robinson) - Make it Better
CHAI - Fashionista
Flying Lotus (feat. Denzel Curry) - Black Balloons Reprise
Our Native Daughters - Moon Meets the Sun

Episode 8

Jenny Lewis - Wasted Youth
Ondara - American Dream
Pedro the Lion - Yellow Eyes
Girlpool - Pretty
The Beths - Great No One
Earl Sweatshirt - Nowhere2go
Black Pumas - Touch the Sky

Episode 9: Americana

Carolina Chocolate Drops - Ruby, Are You Mad at your Man?
Uncle Tupelo - The Long Cut
Hurray for the Riff Raff - Life to Save
Gillian Welch - The Way it Goes
Tanya Tucker - Hard Luck
John Prine - No Ordinary Blue
Lucinda Williams - Drunken Angel
The Jayhawks - Bad Time

Episode 10: Hip-Hop

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib (feat. Anderson .Paak) - Giannis
M.I.A. - Go Off
Kendrick Lamar - YAH.
A Tribe Called Quest - We the People...
Lil Uzi Vert (feat. Future) - Wassup
N.W.A. - Quiet on tha Set
Madvillain - Curls
Kanye West - Jesus Walks
Tank and the Bangas - Nice Things

Episode 11: Songs of Protest

Billy Bragg and Wilco - All you fascists
Public Enemy - Fight the Power
Mavis Staples - Change
The Clash - Know your rights
Mat Callahan and Yvonne Moore - There is mean things happening in this land
Kendrick Lamar - Alright
Janelle Monae - Americans
Gil Scott-Heron - The revolution will not be televised