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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

8/13 - 11pm hour
11:55pm Manic Street Preachers Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head (Warchild Version) Lipstick Traces (A Secret History of Manic Street Preachers) (Sony Music)
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11:50pm Walking Bicycles Local Eyesore To Him That Wills the Way (Highwheel)
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11:46pm Cold Beaches Local Love Me Drifter (self-released)
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11:44pm Madeline Kenney Jenny Sucker's Lunch (Carpark)
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11:38pm The Exciters Do Wah Diddy Tell Him (Capitol)
Track Notes: Manfred Mann had the hit but the Exciters released this one first. Buy The Exciters Tell Him at Reckless Records Buy The Exciters at iTunes Buy The Exciters Tell Him at eMusic Add to Collection
11:36pm Love My Little Red Book Love (Bonus Track Version) (Elektra)
Track Notes: Love covers Burt Bacharach, who hated this version but laughed all the way to the bank. Buy Love Love (Bonus Track Version) at Reckless Records Buy Love at iTunes Buy Love Love (Bonus Track Version) at eMusic Add to Collection
11:35pm David Coverdale's Whitesnake Day Tripper Trouble (United Artists)
Track Notes: Coverdale does the Beatles... Buy David Coverdale's Whitesnake Trouble at Reckless Records Buy David Coverdale's Whitesnake at iTunes Buy David Coverdale's Whitesnake Trouble at eMusic Add to Collection
11:33pm Echo in the Canyon No Matter What You Do (feat. Jakob Dylan and Regina Spektor) Echo in the Canyon (BMG)
Track Notes: Great version of a LOVE classic that appeared on the first LOVE LP. Arthur Lee wrote this song. Echo in the Canyon is a great documentary featuring contemporary artists playing versions of classics by Love, CSN&Y, the Byrds and more. Buy Echo in the Canyon Echo in the Canyon at Reckless Records Buy Echo in the Canyon at iTunes Buy Echo in the Canyon Echo in the Canyon at eMusic Add to Collection
11:27pm Loyal Lobos Papel Everlasting (AWAL)
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11:21pm Wilding/Bonus Earth Hymn Pleasure Signals (VISA)
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Thanya Iyer - KIND album artwork 11:18pm Thanya Iyer I Just Lay down my Head KIND (Topshelf)
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11:03pm Mike Harrison Smokestack Lightning Smokestack Lightning (Island)
Track Notes: Third straight week I've played a track with Ariel Bender (Luther Grosvenor) on lead guitar! I haven't played this version of Howlin' Wolf's classic in 30 years! Buy Mike Harrison Smokestack Lightning at Reckless Records Buy Mike Harrison at iTunes Buy Mike Harrison Smokestack Lightning at eMusic Add to Collection
11:01pm Big Mama Thornton Sometimes I Have a Heartache With The Muddy Waters Blues Band (Arhoolie)
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8/13 - 10pm hour
10:49pm The Mekons Local Millionaire I ♥ Mekons (Quarterstick)
Track Notes: Going out to Scott, who is listening and loves this band! Buy The Mekons I ♥ Mekons at Reckless Records Buy The Mekons at iTunes Buy The Mekons I ♥ Mekons at eMusic Add to Collection
10:49pm Special Interest Don't Kiss Me in Public The Passion Of (Thrilling Living/Night School)
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10:46pm The Streets None of Us Are Getting Out of This Life Alive (featuring Idles) None of Us Are Getting Out of This Life Alive (Island)
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A Sunny Day In Glasgow - Scribble Mural Comic Journal album artwork 10:40pm A Sunny Day In Glasgow The Best Summer Ever Scribble Mural Comic Journal (Notenuf)
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10:37pm Acid House Kings Summerdays The Sound of Summer (Universal)
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10:33pm General Public Hot You're Cool All The Rage (I.R.S.)
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10:28pm Frankie and the Witch Fingers Cavehead Cavehead (single) (The Reverberation Appreciation Society)
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10:27pm Chris Crack Local Reparations Not Decorations Good Cops Don't Exist (New Deal Collectives)
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10:27pm The Budos Band Long in the Tooth Long in the tooth (Daptone)
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10:09pm Dream Syndicate The Longing The Universe Inside (ANTI-)
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10:05pm King Crimson Easy Money Larks' Tongues In Aspic (DGM)
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8/6 - 11pm hour
11:57pm Half Gringa Local 1990 Force to Reckon (Self-released)
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11:52pm Big Big Train Uncle Jack English Electric: Full Power (English Electric)
Track Notes: Great current English prog/folk rock band featuring former XTC guitarist David Gregory on this track. Buy Big Big Train English Electric: Full Power at Reckless Records Buy Big Big Train at iTunes Buy Big Big Train English Electric: Full Power at eMusic Add to Collection
11:47pm Robyn Hitchcock / Andy Partridge Flight Attendants, Please Prepare for Love Planet England (Ape House)
Track Notes: Going out to Patrick. Buy Robyn Hitchcock / Andy Partridge Planet England at Reckless Records Buy Robyn Hitchcock / Andy Partridge at iTunes Buy Robyn Hitchcock / Andy Partridge Planet England at eMusic Add to Collection
11:41pm Jess Roden, Lurther Grosvenor & Mike Kellie Crying Won't Bring You Back Rattlesnake Guitar: The Music of Peter Green (Viceroy Music)
Track Notes: Great re-working of a post-Fleetwood Mac song by Peter Green, featuring a great vocal by Jess Roden, with assists from Spooky Tooth's Mike Kellie and Luther Grosvenor (who later went by the name of Ariel Bender in Moot the Hoople). Buy Jess Roden, Lurther Grosvenor & Mike Kellie Rattlesnake Guitar: The Music of Peter Green at Reckless Records Buy Jess Roden, Lurther Grosvenor & Mike Kellie at iTunes Buy Jess Roden, Lurther Grosvenor & Mike Kellie Rattlesnake Guitar: The Music of Peter Green at eMusic Add to Collection
11:38pm John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers The Supernatural A Hard Road (Decca)
Track Notes: Peter Green had just replaced Eric Clapton in the Bluesbreakers and contributed this original composition. Buy John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers A Hard Road at Reckless Records Buy John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers at iTunes Buy John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers A Hard Road at eMusic Add to Collection
11:35pm Fleetwood Mac Shake Your Money Maker Fleetwood Mac Greatest Hits (CBS)
Track Notes: Peter Green and Fleetwood Mac cover Elmore James. Buy Fleetwood Mac Fleetwood Mac Greatest Hits at Reckless Records Buy Fleetwood Mac at iTunes Buy Fleetwood Mac Fleetwood Mac Greatest Hits at eMusic Add to Collection
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