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Mike Nikolich DJ Profile

I host The Friday Spin from noon to 3 pm CST every Friday afternoon. My show is an eclectic mix of new and old indie, world, alternative, punk, rock, jazz, prog, ambient, blues, soul, artist interviews, and anything else that tickles my fancy. If you enjoy Chicago blues, listen to the "Pre-Happy Hour Blues" at 1:55 pm, plus "Cover 3" at 2:25 pm, featuring one obscure original and three cool covers of songs you may or may not recognize. My show also features concert news, Rock & Roll birthdays, and plenty of music trivia. Oh yeah, and I love to play your requests, so submit them to via any of CHIRP's social media channels, my Facebook page ("@mikenikolich") or dj@chirpradio.org. If I can't work your request into today's show, I will do my best to get it on the air the following week.

Check out Mike's two most recent shows below:

Mike Nikolich's Playlists

3/1 - 2pm hour
2:57pm Motörhead Fast and Loose (40th Anniversary Master) Ace of Spades: 40th Anniversary (Sanctuary)
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Skull Practitioners - Negative Stars album artwork 2:51pm Skull Practitioners Exit Wounds Negative Stars (In the Red)
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FUUDGE - ...qu 2:49pm FUUDGE ...Qu'un cauchemard devienne si vrai ...qu'un cauchemar devienne si vrai (Folivora)
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FUUDGE - ...qu 2:49pm FUUDGE ...Qu'un cauchemard devienne si vrai ...qu'un cauchemar devienne si vrai (Folivora)
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2:47pm Dermabrasion Goblin Dance Pain Behavior (Hand Drawn Dracula)
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Guided By Voices - Do the Collapse album artwork 2:39pm Guided By Voices Hold on Hope Do the Collapse (The Orchard)
Track Notes: Eric Church recorded a great cover in collaboration with the late Glen Campbell on the January 2024 LP Glen Campbell Duets - Ghost on the Canvas Session. Other collaborators include Dolly Parton, Daryl Hall, Carole King and Eric Clapton. Buy Guided By Voices Do the Collapse at Reckless Records Buy Guided By Voices at iTunes Buy Guided By Voices Do the Collapse at eMusic Add to Collection
2:35pm Ki:Theory Wave of Mutilation Silence (Kringer)
Track Notes: What did you think of this Pixies' cover? Buy Ki:Theory Silence at Reckless Records Buy Ki:Theory at iTunes Buy Ki:Theory Silence at eMusic Add to Collection
Terry Reid - The Driver album artwork 2:32pm Terry Reid The Whole of the Moon The Driver (Warner Bros)
Track Notes: Terry Reid released this cover as a single in 1991 and just as it began climbing the charts, the Waterboys re-released the version and bumped poor old Terry's song right off the charts! Buy Terry Reid The Driver at Reckless Records Buy Terry Reid at iTunes Buy Terry Reid The Driver at eMusic Add to Collection
Stereophonics - Just Enough Education to Perform album artwork 2:30pm Stereophonics Handbags and Gladrags Just Enough Education to Perform (V2 Music)
Track Notes: This song was written by Mike D'Abo, who has a birthday. Rod Stewart had the hit, but this is a great cover by the Stereophonics. D'Abo was the former lead singer of Manfred Mann, and according to Owen, he's a Kiwi! Buy Stereophonics Just Enough Education to Perform at Reckless Records Buy Stereophonics at iTunes Buy Stereophonics Just Enough Education to Perform at eMusic Add to Collection
2:19pm Warpaint Common Blue Single (Rough Trade)
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Alkaline Trio - Blood, Hair, and Eyeballs album artwork 2:17pm Alkaline Trio Local Shake with Me Blood, Hair, and Eyeballs (Rise)
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Coco Montoya - Writing on the Wall album artwork 2:09pm Coco Montoya Save It for the Next Fool Writing on the Wall (Alligator)
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Tinsley Ellis - Naked Truth album artwork 2:04pm Tinsley Ellis Devil in the Room Naked Truth (Alligator)
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2:01pm Superfrye & The Blue Blazes Local Baby Blue Eyes Single (Self released)
Track Notes: Yep, that's the same Superfrye that is a CHIRP DJ every Monday from 9 am to noon. Buy Superfrye & The Blue Blazes Single at Reckless Records Buy Superfrye & The Blue Blazes at iTunes Buy Superfrye & The Blue Blazes Single at eMusic Add to Collection
Corey Dennison - Corey Dennison Band album artwork 2:00pm Corey Dennison Local Tugboat Blues Corey Dennison Band (Delmark)
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3/1 - 1pm hour
Glitterer - Rationale album artwork 1:52pm Glitterer Can't Feel Anything Rationale (Anti-)
Track Notes: Glitterer is playing at Beat Kitchen this Saturday at 8 pm. Buy Glitterer Rationale at Reckless Records Buy Glitterer at iTunes Buy Glitterer Rationale at eMusic Add to Collection
Vera Sola - Peacemaker album artwork 1:51pm Vera Sola The Line Peacemaker (City Slang)
Track Notes: The second full length release from the American Canadian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist (born Danielle Aykroyd — yep, Dan Aykroyd's daughter). Buy Vera Sola Peacemaker at Reckless Records Buy Vera Sola at iTunes Buy Vera Sola Peacemaker at eMusic Add to Collection
1:45pm Dolph Chaney Local Californiagain Mug (Courtesy Version) (Big Stir)
Track Notes: Dolph Chaney and the Phins are playing at Carey's Lounge in Chicago on Saturday, March 23. Show starts at 4 pm. Buy Dolph Chaney Mug (Courtesy Version) at Reckless Records Buy Dolph Chaney at iTunes Buy Dolph Chaney Mug (Courtesy Version) at eMusic Add to Collection
goodkitty - Picture Albums album artwork 1:40pm goodkitty Local Sabrina Picture Albums (self-released)
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Stereolab - Dots and Loops album artwork 1:34pm Stereolab Parsec Dots and Loops (Elektra)
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1:33pm En Attendant Ana Magical Lies Magical Lies EP (Sub Pop)
Track Notes: CHIRP artist interviews air on Wednesdays at 8:12pm and Fridays at 1:12pm, or check them out any time at chirp radio dot org slash podcasts! Buy En Attendant Ana Magical Lies EP at Reckless Records Buy En Attendant Ana at iTunes Buy En Attendant Ana Magical Lies EP at eMusic Add to Collection
1:10pm Surabhi Ensemble Local Raga Blues Surabhi (Ensemble of Ragas)
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Guaxe - Guaxe album artwork 1:06pm Guaxe Avesso Guaxe (OAR)
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1:03pm New Boss Teaser Twee Boogie Vol. 1 & 2 (funny not funny)
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3/1 - 12pm hour
12:58pm Doleful Lions Local He Hate Me He Hate Me (Self-released)
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12:49pm Kazyak Nomad Hand Me Down (Self Released)
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John Doe - Fables in a Foreign Land album artwork 12:45pm John Doe El Romance-O Fables in a Foreign Land (Fat Possum)
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12:44pm David Nance & Mowed Sound Side Eyed Sam David Nance & Mowed Sound (Third Man)
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SAVAK - Human Error / Human Delight album artwork 12:42pm SAVAK No Blues No Jazz Human Error / Human Delight (Ernest Jenning Record Co./Peculiar Works)
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12:38pm David Newton and Thee Mighty Angels The Songs That Changed Our Lives (featuring Eddie Argos) A Gateway to a Lifetime of Disappointment (Parkfield)
Track Notes: Eddie Argos of Art Brut joined in on vocals from this former member of The Mighty Lemondrops. Buy David Newton and Thee Mighty Angels A Gateway to a Lifetime of Disappointment at Reckless Records Buy David Newton and Thee Mighty Angels at iTunes Buy David Newton and Thee Mighty Angels A Gateway to a Lifetime of Disappointment at eMusic Add to Collection
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