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Mike Nikolich DJ Profile

I host The Thursday Spin at 10 pm CST every Thursday. My show is a mix of new and old indie, world, alternative, punk, rock, jazz, prog, ambient, blues, soul and anything else that works. The Thursday Spin airs until midnight, but if enough listeners make the request, I will stay on much later. Either way, I guarantee that you will hear artists that aren't played anywhere else -- and I love to play your requests!

Check out Mike's two most recent shows here.

Mike Nikolich's Playlists

10/22 - 2pm hour
Kowloon Walled City - Piecework album artwork 2:57pm Kowloon Walled City Utopian Piecework (Neurot/Gilead Media)
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The World is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die - Illusory Walls album artwork 2:56pm The World is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die Invading the World of the Guilty as a Spirit of Vengeance Illusory Walls (Epitaph)
Buy The World is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die Illusory Walls at Reckless Records Buy The World is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die at iTunes Buy The World is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die Illusory Walls at eMusic Add to Collection
Deftones - White Pony album artwork 2:49pm Deftones Teenager White Pony (Maverick)
Track Notes: Recently covered by No Joy on their Can My Daughter See Me From Heaven EP. Buy Deftones White Pony at Reckless Records Buy Deftones at iTunes Buy Deftones White Pony at eMusic Add to Collection
Carolyn Wonderland - Tempting Fate album artwork 2:47pm Carolyn Wonderland The Laws Must Change Tempting Fate (Alligator)
Track Notes: Carolyn Wonderland is playing at City Winery this Monday with Jeff Massey. The show starts at 8 pm. Wonder if she will play this John Mayall track???? Buy Carolyn Wonderland Tempting Fate at Reckless Records Buy Carolyn Wonderland at iTunes Buy Carolyn Wonderland Tempting Fate at eMusic Add to Collection
Paul Young - From Time to Time - The Singles Collection album artwork 2:33pm Paul Young I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down From Time to Time - The Singles Collection (Columbia)
Track Notes: We played Graham Parker's original last week, but I like Paul Young's version better. Buy Paul Young From Time to Time - The Singles Collection at Reckless Records Buy Paul Young at iTunes Buy Paul Young From Time to Time - The Singles Collection at eMusic Add to Collection
2:31pm Karate School Dropout Local Some Guys Have All the Luck HokuPsychosister (Self-released)
Track Notes: Some Guys Have All the Luck" is a song written by Jeff Fortgang, which has been a Top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 twice, first by The Persuaders in 1973 reaching No. 39 then by Rod Stewart in 1984 where it hit No. 10 in the U.S. and No. 32 on the Adult Contemporary chart. The Shakers recorded it for their debut album Yankee Reggae (Elektra, 1976) and released the song as a single. Buy Karate School Dropout HokuPsychosister at Reckless Records Buy Karate School Dropout at iTunes Buy Karate School Dropout HokuPsychosister at eMusic Add to Collection
Jeff Buckley - Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk album artwork 2:23pm Jeff Buckley Nightmares by the Sea Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk (Columbia)
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2:22pm Neptune's Core Local Turning Red Evolving (self-released)
Track Notes: Neptune's Core is playing at Uncommon Ground at 8 pm tonight. Buy Neptune's Core Evolving at Reckless Records Buy Neptune's Core at iTunes Buy Neptune's Core Evolving at eMusic Add to Collection
2:09pm Billy Branch & The Sons Of Blues Local Blue and Lonesome Alligator Records—50 Years Of Genuine Houserockin' Music (Alligator)
Track Notes: Billy Branch, Nick Moss and Toronzo Cannon are playing at Alligator's 50th Anniversary All-Star Blues Review, Sat., Oct 23 at Prairie Center in Schaumburg. Buy Billy Branch & The Sons Of Blues Alligator Records—50 Years Of Genuine Houserockin' Music at Reckless Records Buy Billy Branch & The Sons Of Blues at iTunes Buy Billy Branch & The Sons Of Blues Alligator Records—50 Years Of Genuine Houserockin' Music at eMusic Add to Collection
Demetria Taylor - Bad Girl album artwork 2:05pm Demetria Taylor Local Cherry Red Wine Bad Girl (Delmark)
Track Notes: Demetria Taylor and Mike Wheeler are playing two nights at Blue Chicago, Friday and Saturday. Buy Demetria Taylor Bad Girl at Reckless Records Buy Demetria Taylor at iTunes Buy Demetria Taylor Bad Girl at eMusic Add to Collection
Mike Wheeler Band - Mike Wheeler Band album artwork 2:04pm Mike Wheeler Band Local That's What Love Will Make You Do Mike Wheeler Band (Delmark)
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2:02pm Jimmy Dawkins Local Chittlins con Carne West Side Chicago Blues (Delmark)
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10/22 - 1pm hour
Diagonal - DIAGONAL album artwork 1:52pm Diagonal Local Anticipation DIAGONAL (Little Cloud)
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1:48pm The Footlight District Local War Paint Single (Self-released)
Track Notes: Joe and Max, thanks for your requests. I will play them next week! Buy The Footlight District Single at Reckless Records Buy The Footlight District at iTunes Buy The Footlight District Single at eMusic Add to Collection
1:43pm Surabhi Ensemble Local Zahma Surabhi (Ensemble of Ragas)
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Adrian Belew - Young Lions album artwork 1:42pm Adrian Belew Heartbeat Young Lions (Atlantic)
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1:33pm Ireesh Lal Mvmt III: Solar Plexus Chakra Journey Through The Chakras (Self-released)
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Bill MacKay & Ryley Walker - SpiderBeetleBee album artwork 1:32pm Bill MacKay & Ryley Walker Local Dragonfly SpiderBeetleBee (Drag City)
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Beck - Colors album artwork 1:07pm Beck No Distraction Colors (Capitol)
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Will Butler - Generations album artwork 1:05pm Will Butler Surrender Generations (Merge)
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Yeasayer - Amen & Goodbye album artwork 1:01pm Yeasayer Gerson's Whistle Amen & Goodbye (Mute)
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10/22 - 12pm hour
Jeff Rosenstock - WORRY. album artwork 12:58pm Jeff Rosenstock Wave Goodnight to Me WORRY. (SideOneDummy)
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12:58pm Jeff Tweedy Local C'mon America C'mon America b/w UR-60 (Subpop)
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Stranded - Midnight Sun album artwork 12:51pm Stranded Back Country Midnight Sun (Double Phantom)
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Nothing - The Great Dismal album artwork 12:50pm Nothing Say Less The Great Dismal (Relapse)
Track Notes: Nothing and Frankie Rose are playing Lincoln Hall tonight at 8 pm. Buy Nothing The Great Dismal at Reckless Records Buy Nothing at iTunes Buy Nothing The Great Dismal at eMusic Add to Collection
The William Loveday Intention - They Wanted the Devil But I Sang of God album artwork 12:44pm The William Loveday Intention Cave They Wanted the Devil But I Sang of God (Hangman)
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BADBADNOTGOOD - Talk Memory album artwork 12:42pm BADBADNOTGOOD Beside April (featuring Arthur Verocai) Talk Memory (XL Recordings)
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Buffalo Nichols - Buffalo Nichols album artwork 12:41pm Buffalo Nichols Back on Top Buffalo Nichols (Fat Possum)
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Angélica Garcia - Echo Eléctrico album artwork 12:37pm Angélica Garcia Macorina Echo Eléctrico (Spacebomb)
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Macie Stewart - Mouth Full of Glass album artwork 12:22pm Macie Stewart Local Mouthful of Glass Mouth Full of Glass (Orindal)
Track Notes: The name of the Vanishing Twin LP, Ookii Gekkou is Japanese for "Big Moonlight," and did you catch that amazing moon last night??? Buy Macie Stewart Mouth Full of Glass at Reckless Records Buy Macie Stewart at iTunes Buy Macie Stewart Mouth Full of Glass at eMusic Add to Collection
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