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Mike Nikolich DJ Profile

I have been passionate about music since I was a kid and worked as a DJ in college at WHCM (Harper College) and WKDI (Northern Illinois University). After discovering CHIRP at a Trail of Dead concert at the Bottom Lounge several years ago, I became a regular listener and donor. As an active volunteer, I enjoy reviewing new music for CHIRP and started DJing in March 2016. You can listen to my regular shift on Fridays from 12 noon to 3 pm. I guarantee that you will hear artists that aren't played anywhere but on CHIRP -- and I love to play your requests!

Mike Nikolich's Playlists

12/27 - 2pm hour
2:54pm Marijannah Spiderwalk With Me Istanah (Cursed Tongues)
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2:50pm Galcher Lustwerk I See a Dime Information (Ghostly International)
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2:47pm Erin Anne Bedroom Track (Carrie) Tough Love (Carpark)
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2:46pm Friendship You Might Already Know Dreamin' (Ordinal)
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2:38pm Peter Ivers In Heaven Becoming Peter Ivers (RVNG Intl.)
Track Notes: Ivers co-wrote this song for the movie "Eraserhead" with David Lynch and Belgian post-punk trio Animal Youth did a brilliant cover on their 2017 LP "Animal." Ivers' version made it on CHIRP's 2019 rotation. Buy Peter Ivers Becoming Peter Ivers at Reckless Records Buy Peter Ivers at iTunes Buy Peter Ivers Becoming Peter Ivers at eMusic Add to Collection
Redd Kross - Beyond The Door album artwork 2:34pm Redd Kross When Do I Get To Sing "My Way" Beyond The Door (Merge)
Track Notes: Redd Kross does Sparks proud on this great cover. Buy Redd Kross Beyond The Door at Reckless Records Buy Redd Kross at iTunes Buy Redd Kross Beyond The Door at eMusic Add to Collection
2:33pm The Specials The Lunatics Encore (Island)
Track Notes: The Specials remake one of their biggest hits, with a superior version of "The Lunatics" off "Encore," one of my favorite albums of 2019. Buy The Specials Encore at Reckless Records Buy The Specials at iTunes Buy The Specials Encore at eMusic Add to Collection
2:28pm Juliana Hatfield Murder by Numbers Juliana Hatfield Sings The Police (American Laundromat)
Track Notes: I like her punky take on this minor Police hit, that originally appeared on Synchronicity. Buy Juliana Hatfield Juliana Hatfield Sings The Police at Reckless Records Buy Juliana Hatfield at iTunes Buy Juliana Hatfield Juliana Hatfield Sings The Police at eMusic Add to Collection
2:24pm Squirrel Flower Headlights I Was Born Swimming (Polyvinyl)
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2:19pm Tindersticks Pinky in the Daylight No Treasure But Hope (Lucky Dog/City Slang)
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2:15pm Plates Of Cake The Man I Want to Be Decline and Fall (Western Revisions)
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Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Texas Flood album artwork 2:08pm Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble Texas Flood Texas Flood (Epic)
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2:03pm Etta James I Just Want To Make Love to You Etta James Rocks the House (Chess)
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2:00pm Howlin' Wolf Local Tell Me Howlin' Wolf (Chess)
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12/27 - 1pm hour
1:57pm John Lee Hooker One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer Chess Blues 1960-1967 (Chess)
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1:53pm Adnan Othman & the Rhythm Boys Gadis Semalam (Last Night Lady) "Bershukor" A Retrospective of Hits by a Malayasian Pop Yeh Yeh Legend (Sublime Frequencies)
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1:46pm The Cairo Gang Local That's When It's Over Untouchable (God/Drag City)
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Richard & Linda Thompson - Shoot Out The Lights album artwork 1:41pm Richard & Linda Thompson Shoot Out The Lights Shoot Out The Lights (Hannibal)
Track Notes: Richard Thompson is at SPACE Saturday-Tuesday at 8 pm to perform solo sets. Buy Richard & Linda Thompson Shoot Out The Lights at Reckless Records Buy Richard & Linda Thompson at iTunes Buy Richard & Linda Thompson Shoot Out The Lights at eMusic Add to Collection
1:32pm Kamaal Williams LDN Shuffle (ft. Mansur Brown) The Return (Black Focus)
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Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson - It 1:30pm Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson It's Your World It's Your World (TVT)
Track Notes: On request from Lou. Buy Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson It's Your World at Reckless Records Buy Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson at iTunes Buy Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson It's Your World at eMusic Add to Collection
1:22pm Michael Kiwanuka I've Been Dazed KIWANUKA (Polydor)
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1:19pm The Springfields Local Are We Gonna Be Alright? Singles 1986-1991 (Slumberland)
Track Notes: The Springfields cover Primal Scream on this track. Buy The Springfields Singles 1986-1991 at Reckless Records Buy The Springfields at iTunes Buy The Springfields Singles 1986-1991 at eMusic Add to Collection
1:16pm The Embrooks Have You Ever Loved Somebody We Who Are (State)
Track Notes: Great cover of a distant hit by the Hollies. This album was one of my favorites of 2019, the UK band's first LP in 14 years. Buy The Embrooks We Who Are at Reckless Records Buy The Embrooks at iTunes Buy The Embrooks We Who Are at eMusic Add to Collection
1:09pm TOPS Seven Minutes b/w Echo of Dawn (Musique Tops)
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1:04pm Altin Gün Vay Dünya Gece (ATO)
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1:02pm Cherry Glazerr Told You I'd Be with the Guys Apocalipstick (Secretly Canadian)
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1:02pm Charly Bliss Scare U Guppy (self-released)
Track Notes: Charly Bliss and Cherry Glazerr are playing at Lincoln Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm. Buy Charly Bliss Guppy at Reckless Records Buy Charly Bliss at iTunes Buy Charly Bliss Guppy at eMusic Add to Collection
12/27 - 12pm hour
12:55pm The Reds, Pinks and Purples Boys in the Gang Anxiety Art (Pretty Olivia)
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12:51pm Luggage Local July Shift (Corpse Flower)
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12:47pm Kweku Collins Local Oasis2: Maps grey (Closed Sessions)
Track Notes: Great cover of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Buy Kweku Collins grey at Reckless Records Buy Kweku Collins at iTunes Buy Kweku Collins grey at eMusic Add to Collection
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