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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

7/19 - 2pm hour
RLYR - Actual Existence album artwork 2:53pm RLYR Local L.Layer Actual Existence (The Flenser)
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2:45pm Sofia Bolt London 2009 Waves (Loantaka)
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2:42pm 8-bit crEEps Local New Zoo New Zoo / Take Your Vitamins (digital single) (self-released)
Track Notes: On request from Lindsey. Buy 8-bit crEEps New Zoo / Take Your Vitamins (digital single) at Reckless Records Buy 8-bit crEEps at iTunes Buy 8-bit crEEps New Zoo / Take Your Vitamins (digital single) at eMusic Add to Collection
2:37pm Cat Power Naked If I Want To The Covers Record (Matador)
Track Notes: Cat Power's cover of a forgotten Moby Grape classic. Buy Cat Power The Covers Record at Reckless Records Buy Cat Power at iTunes Buy Cat Power The Covers Record at eMusic Add to Collection
Barry McGuire - This Precious Time album artwork 2:34pm Barry McGuire California Dreamin' This Precious Time (Dunhill)
Track Notes: John and Michelle Phillips wrote this song and later recorded it with the Mamas and Papas, but Barry did the original recording, with the Mamas and the Papas on backing vocals. Obviously, the hit went to the Mamas and Papas. Buy Barry McGuire This Precious Time at Reckless Records Buy Barry McGuire at iTunes Buy Barry McGuire This Precious Time at eMusic Add to Collection
2:32pm Fiskur Good Arms vs Bad Arms Tiny Changes: A Celebration of the Midnight Organ Fight (Canvasback)
Track Notes: Great cover of a Frightened Rabbit classic off the new tribute LP, Tiny Changes: A Celebration of the Midnight Organ Fight. Buy Fiskur Tiny Changes: A Celebration of the Midnight Organ Fight at Reckless Records Buy Fiskur at iTunes Buy Fiskur Tiny Changes: A Celebration of the Midnight Organ Fight at eMusic Add to Collection
2:28pm Bahaus Ziggy Stardust Crackle (Beggars Banquet)
Track Notes: Kevin Haskins, drummer with Bahaus has a birthday today. He is 59 years young. This Bowie cover reached #15 on the UK charts in 1982. Buy Bahaus Crackle at Reckless Records Buy Bahaus at iTunes Buy Bahaus Crackle at eMusic Add to Collection
Sofy Major - Waste album artwork 2:20pm Sofy Major Infinite Pill Case Waste (Solar Flare)
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Necking - Cut Your Teeth album artwork 2:18pm Necking Still Exist Cut Your Teeth (Mint)
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2:16pm Uzeda Deep Blue Sea Quocumque jeceris stabit (Temporary Residence Ltd.)
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2:12pm Mannequin Pussy Patience Patience (Epitaph)
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Son Seals - Deluxe Edition album artwork 2:04pm Son Seals Local Bad Axe Deluxe Edition (Alligator)
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2:03pm B.B. King Someday Baby Kings of Blues Guitar: B.B. King (Big 3)
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2:00pm Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials Local Giving Up on Your Love The Big Sound of Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials (Alligator)
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7/19 - 1pm hour
1:56pm Otis Rush Local Feel So Bad All Your Love I Miss Loving: Live at the Wise Fools Pub, Chicago (Delmark)
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1:56pm Jordan Rakei Mind's Eye Origin (Ninja Tune)
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1:49pm Bitchin Bajas Local Ruby Bitchin Bajas (Drag City)
Track Notes: Bitchin Bajas are playing at Pitchfork tomorrow at 2:45 pm. Buy Bitchin Bajas Bitchin Bajas at Reckless Records Buy Bitchin Bajas at iTunes Buy Bitchin Bajas Bitchin Bajas at eMusic Add to Collection
1:41pm DRAMA Local Give No F's Single (Self-released)
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1:33pm Peel Dream Magazine Art Today Modern Meta Physic (Slumberland)
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1:30pm J. Robbins Anodyne Un-Becoming (Dischord)
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1:27pm Julia Jacklin Pressure to Party Crushing (Polyvinyl)
Track Notes: You can catch CHIRP Artist Interview podcasts every Tuesday at 7:12 am, Wednesday at 9:12 pm and every Friday, here on my show at 1:12 pm, or listen anytime at chirpradio.org/podcasts. Buy Julia Jacklin Crushing at Reckless Records Buy Julia Jacklin at iTunes Buy Julia Jacklin Crushing at eMusic Add to Collection
1:05pm Stereolab Parsec Dots and Loops (Elektra)
Track Notes: Catch Stereolab at 6:15 pm this Saturday at Pitchfork or tonight at Thalia Hall at 9:30 pm. Buy Stereolab Dots and Loops at Reckless Records Buy Stereolab at iTunes Buy Stereolab Dots and Loops at eMusic Add to Collection
1:02pm The Isley Brothers That Lady (Part 1 & 2) The Ultimate Isley Brothers (Epic)
Track Notes: The Isley Brothers headline Pitchfork Fest at 8:30 pm Saturday. Can't wait! Buy The Isley Brothers The Ultimate Isley Brothers at Reckless Records Buy The Isley Brothers at iTunes Buy The Isley Brothers The Ultimate Isley Brothers at eMusic Add to Collection
7/19 - 12pm hour
12:57pm Summer Cannibals Behave Can't Tell Me No (Tiny Engines)
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12:52pm Jay Som 1 Billion Dogs Everybody Works (Polyvinyl)
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12:52pm The Cairo Gang Local Take Your Time Tiny Rebels (Empty Cellar)
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12:46pm Purple Mountains That's Just The Way I Feel Purple Mountains (Drag City)
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12:38pm Hatchie Without a Blush Keepsake (Double Double Whammy)
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12:34pm PM When First We Were Lovers PM (Warner Bros.)
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12:31pm Aura Black Hole Cultivations (Felte)
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