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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

6/15 - 2pm hour
Plush - Fed album artwork 2:56pm Plush Local Having it All Fed (Be With)
Buy Plush Fed at Reckless Records Buy Plush at iTunes Buy Plush Fed at eMusic Add to Collection
Deap Vally - Femejism album artwork 2:52pm Deap Vally Royal Jelly Femejism (Nevado Music)
Track Notes: On request from Matt. Buy Deap Vally Femejism at Reckless Records Buy Deap Vally at iTunes Buy Deap Vally Femejism at eMusic Add to Collection
The Stargazer Lilies - We Are the Dreamers album artwork 2:48pm The Stargazer Lilies Endless Days We Are the Dreamers (Graveface)
Track Notes: Check out Stargazer Lilies at Metro on Saturday at 9 pm. Buy The Stargazer Lilies We Are the Dreamers at Reckless Records Buy The Stargazer Lilies at iTunes Buy The Stargazer Lilies We Are the Dreamers at eMusic Add to Collection
Star Tropics - Lost World album artwork 2:46pm Star Tropics Local All The Way to Heaven Lost World (Shelflife)
Track Notes: Star Tropics will be at Bric-A-Brac Records in Avondale on Saturday. Buy Star Tropics Lost World at Reckless Records Buy Star Tropics at iTunes Buy Star Tropics Lost World at eMusic Add to Collection
Björk - Post album artwork 2:40pm Björk It's Oh So Quiet Post (Elektra)
Track Notes: Great remake of Betty Hutton B-side to her 1951 single, "Sing Murder, He Says." Buy Björk Post at Reckless Records Buy Björk at iTunes Buy Björk Post at eMusic Add to Collection
Monophonics - In Your Brain album artwork 2:36pm Monophonics Bang Bang In Your Brain (Ubiquity)
Track Notes: The Monophonics are playing at Martyr's at 9 pm tonight. Buy Monophonics In Your Brain at Reckless Records Buy Monophonics at iTunes Buy Monophonics In Your Brain at eMusic Add to Collection
Glen Campbell - Meet Glen Campbell album artwork 2:32pm Glen Campbell Sadly Beautiful Meet Glen Campbell (Capitol Records Nashville)
Track Notes: Beautiful cover of a Replacements classic that originally appeared on "All Shook Down." Buy Glen Campbell Meet Glen Campbell at Reckless Records Buy Glen Campbell at iTunes Buy Glen Campbell Meet Glen Campbell at eMusic Add to Collection
Tears for Fears - The Hurting album artwork 2:30pm Tears for Fears Mad World The Hurting (Mercury)
Track Notes: This song was a much bigger hit for Michael Andrews and Gary Jules when it appeared on the Donnie Darko soundtrack. Buy Tears for Fears The Hurting at Reckless Records Buy Tears for Fears at iTunes Buy Tears for Fears The Hurting at eMusic Add to Collection
Soft Science - Maps album artwork 2:24pm Soft Science Enough Maps (Test Patterns)
Buy Soft Science Maps at Reckless Records Buy Soft Science at iTunes Buy Soft Science Maps at eMusic Add to Collection
Interpol - Marauder album artwork 2:21pm Interpol The Rover Marauder (Matador)
Buy Interpol Marauder at Reckless Records Buy Interpol at iTunes Buy Interpol Marauder at eMusic Add to Collection
2:16pm Kill Scenes Local In the Interest of Being No One In Dreams (Psychic Tapes)
Buy Kill Scenes In Dreams at Reckless Records Buy Kill Scenes at iTunes Buy Kill Scenes In Dreams at eMusic Add to Collection
The Sound - Jeopardy album artwork 2:10pm The Sound I Can't Escape Myself Jeopardy (Warner Music)
Track Notes: On request from Jack. Buy The Sound Jeopardy at Reckless Records Buy The Sound at iTunes Buy The Sound Jeopardy at eMusic Add to Collection
Deerhunter - Double Dream of Spring album artwork 2:07pm Deerhunter Denim Opera Double Dream of Spring (4AD)
Buy Deerhunter Double Dream of Spring at Reckless Records Buy Deerhunter at iTunes Buy Deerhunter Double Dream of Spring at eMusic Add to Collection
The Smiths - Louder Than Bombs album artwork 2:06pm The Smiths Panic Louder Than Bombs (Sire)
Track Notes: On request from Dallas. Buy The Smiths Louder Than Bombs at Reckless Records Buy The Smiths at iTunes Buy The Smiths Louder Than Bombs at eMusic Add to Collection
The Law - The Law album artwork 2:05pm The Law Stone The Law (Atlantic)
Track Notes: One-off effort from Paul Rogers and drummer Kenny Jones, with lead guitar on this track from David Gilmour. Buy The Law The Law at Reckless Records Buy The Law at iTunes Buy The Law The Law at eMusic Add to Collection
Jon Langford - Four Lost Souls album artwork 2:00pm Jon Langford Local Half Way Home Four Lost Souls (Bloodshot)
Track Notes: Jon Langford's Four Lost Souls are playing at Hideout at 7 pm Saturday. Buy Jon Langford Four Lost Souls at Reckless Records Buy Jon Langford at iTunes Buy Jon Langford Four Lost Souls at eMusic Add to Collection
6/15 - 1pm hour
1:53pm Swimsuit Addition Local Oh Tina! Dumb Dora (Midwest Action)
Buy Swimsuit Addition Dumb Dora at Reckless Records Buy Swimsuit Addition at iTunes Buy Swimsuit Addition Dumb Dora at eMusic Add to Collection
Right Said Fred - Up album artwork 1:51pm Right Said Fred I'm Too Sexy Up (Virgin Records)
Track Notes: On request from Kevin, who is vacationing and listening in Mexico. Buy Right Said Fred Up at Reckless Records Buy Right Said Fred at iTunes Buy Right Said Fred Up at eMusic Add to Collection
Cat Stevens - Mona Bone Jakon album artwork 1:45pm Cat Stevens I Think I See The Light Mona Bone Jakon (Universal Island)
Buy Cat Stevens Mona Bone Jakon at Reckless Records Buy Cat Stevens at iTunes Buy Cat Stevens Mona Bone Jakon at eMusic Add to Collection
Ryley Walker - Deafman Glance album artwork 1:42pm Ryley Walker Local Can't Ask Why Deafman Glance (Dead Oceans)
Buy Ryley Walker Deafman Glance at Reckless Records Buy Ryley Walker at iTunes Buy Ryley Walker Deafman Glance at eMusic Add to Collection
LUMP - LUMP album artwork 1:35pm LUMP Shake Your Shelter LUMP (Dead Oceans)
Track Notes: Great new collaboration between Laura Marling and Mike Lindsay from Tunng. Buy LUMP LUMP at Reckless Records Buy LUMP at iTunes Buy LUMP LUMP at eMusic Add to Collection
Sarah Louise - Deeper Woods album artwork 1:31pm Sarah Louise Bowman's Root Deeper Woods (Thrill Jockey)
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RLYR - Actual Existence album artwork 1:06pm RLYR Local L.Layer Actual Existence (The Flenser)
Buy RLYR Actual Existence at Reckless Records Buy RLYR at iTunes Buy RLYR Actual Existence at eMusic Add to Collection
The Golden Palominos - Blast of Silence album artwork 1:03pm The Golden Palominos (Something Else) Is Working Harder Blast of Silence (Celluloid)
Track Notes: Jack Bruce and Syd Straw belted out the vocals on this track. Buy The Golden Palominos Blast of Silence at Reckless Records Buy The Golden Palominos at iTunes Buy The Golden Palominos Blast of Silence at eMusic Add to Collection
Spirit - Spirit album artwork 1:01pm Spirit Taurus Spirit (Sony Music Entertainment)
Track Notes: Did Jimmy Page rip off Randy California's riff from "Taurus" for "Stairway to Heaven?" Buy Spirit Spirit at Reckless Records Buy Spirit at iTunes Buy Spirit Spirit at eMusic Add to Collection
6/15 - 12pm hour
Poster Children - Grand Bargain! album artwork 12:53pm Poster Children Local Grand Bargain! Grand Bargain! (Lotuspool)
Buy Poster Children Grand Bargain! at Reckless Records Buy Poster Children at iTunes Buy Poster Children Grand Bargain! at eMusic Add to Collection
12:50pm Star Rover Byron Bay Single (11A)
Track Notes: Great performance by Star Rover opening for Okkervil River last Tuesday night at Thalia Hall. This duo features Will Graefe on guitars and drummer Jeremy Gustin. They ended up playing with Okkervil River for their entire set. Buy Star Rover Single at Reckless Records Buy Star Rover at iTunes Buy Star Rover Single at eMusic Add to Collection
Okkervil River - In the Rainbow Rain album artwork 12:46pm Okkervil River Don't Move Back to LA In the Rainbow Rain (ATO)
Track Notes: Dedicated to Christine! Buy Okkervil River In the Rainbow Rain at Reckless Records Buy Okkervil River at iTunes Buy Okkervil River In the Rainbow Rain at eMusic Add to Collection
12:40pm Day Wave, Hazel English PDA Single (Harvest Records)
Track Notes: On request from the UPS store on Fullerton Avenue. Buy Day Wave, Hazel English Single at Reckless Records Buy Day Wave, Hazel English at iTunes Buy Day Wave, Hazel English Single at eMusic Add to Collection
12:33pm Joujou Jaguar Doomed Avant Vancouver (Third Uncle)
Buy Joujou Jaguar Avant Vancouver at Reckless Records Buy Joujou Jaguar at iTunes Buy Joujou Jaguar Avant Vancouver at eMusic Add to Collection
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