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Mike Nikolich DJ Profile

I host The Friday Spin from noon to 3 pm CST every Friday afternoon. My show is an eclectic mix of new and old indie, world, alternative, punk, rock, jazz, prog, ambient, blues, soul, artist interviews, and anything else that tickles my fancy. If you enjoy Chicago blues, listen to the "Pre-Happy Hour Blues" at 1:55 pm, plus "Cover 3" at 2:25 pm, featuring one obscure original and three cool covers of songs you may or may not recognize. My show also features concert news, Rock & Roll birthdays, and plenty of music trivia. Oh yeah, and I love to play your requests, so submit them to via any of CHIRP's social media channels, my Facebook page ("Mike Nikolich") or dj@chirpradio.org. If I can't work your request into today's show, I will do my best to get it on the air the following week.

 

Check out Mike's two most recent shows here.

Mike Nikolich's Playlists

9/23 - 2pm hour
Oasis - Definitely Maybe album artwork 2:54pm Oasis Bring It Down Definitely Maybe (Epic)
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2:54pm Russian Circles Local Conduit Gnosis (Sargent House)
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2:48pm Double Wig Gone Circling Double Wig (Carbon/Feeding Tube)
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Motorhead - Bomber album artwork 2:42pm Motorhead Lawman Bomber (Bronze)
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2:40pm David Nance The Way Things Are from That Pickle Jar If You're Hungry, You Get Fed (Western)
Track Notes: David Nance's twisted cover of "Talking Head" from Motorhead's "Bomber" album. Buy David Nance If You're Hungry, You Get Fed at Reckless Records Buy David Nance at iTunes Buy David Nance If You're Hungry, You Get Fed at eMusic Add to Collection
2:40pm David Nance The Way Things Are from That Pickle Jar If You're Hungry, You Get Fed (Western)
Track Notes: David Nance's twisted cover of "Talking Head" from Motorhead's "Bomber" album. Buy David Nance If You're Hungry, You Get Fed at Reckless Records Buy David Nance at iTunes Buy David Nance If You're Hungry, You Get Fed at eMusic Add to Collection
Electric Light Orchestra - Strange Magic: The Best of Electric Light Orchestra album artwork 2:39pm Electric Light Orchestra Do Ya Strange Magic: The Best of Electric Light Orchestra (Epc/Legacy)
Track Notes: ELO covers the Move and gets the bigger hit. Buy Electric Light Orchestra Strange Magic: The Best of Electric Light Orchestra at Reckless Records Buy Electric Light Orchestra at iTunes Buy Electric Light Orchestra Strange Magic: The Best of Electric Light Orchestra at eMusic Add to Collection
Animal Youth - Animal album artwork 2:32pm Animal Youth In Heaven Animal (Weyrd Son)
Track Notes: “In Heaven” is a solid cover of a song by Peter Ivers that was written for the film Eraserhead. Buy Animal Youth Animal at Reckless Records Buy Animal Youth at iTunes Buy Animal Youth Animal at eMusic Add to Collection
2:23pm The Veldt Electric Revolution Entropy Is The Mainline To God (The Acid Test/Little Cloud)
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2:22pm Dry Cleaning Gary Ashby Stumpwork (4AD)
Track Notes: This is a song about a pet tortoise that escaped... Buy Dry Cleaning Stumpwork at Reckless Records Buy Dry Cleaning at iTunes Buy Dry Cleaning Stumpwork at eMusic Add to Collection
Charlie Musselwhite - Mississippi Son album artwork 2:12pm Charlie Musselwhite Remembering Big Joe Mississippi Son (Alligator)
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2:09pm Roy Buchanan Local That Did It Alligator Records—50 Years Of Genuine Houserockin' Music (Alligator)
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2:08pm Mary Lane Local Travelin' Woman Travelin' Woman (Woman of the Blues)
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Carolyn Wonderland - Tempting Fate album artwork 2:03pm Carolyn Wonderland The Laws Must Change Tempting Fate (Alligator)
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2:02pm Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials Local Giving Up on Your Love The Big Sound of Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials (Alligator)
Track Notes: Lil' Ed headlines the Berwyn Blues Fest this weekend. Buy Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials The Big Sound of Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials at Reckless Records Buy Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials at iTunes Buy Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials The Big Sound of Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials at eMusic Add to Collection
9/23 - 1pm hour
1:52pm Helado Negro La Naranja Far In (4AD)
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1:47pm Brother Derek Local Tom Cruise Leaves Self Single (Self-released)
Track Notes: Thanks for supporting CHIRP's fall fund-raiser, Brother Derek! Buy Brother Derek Single at Reckless Records Buy Brother Derek at iTunes Buy Brother Derek Single at eMusic Add to Collection
1:44pm The Paranoyds BWP Talk Talk Talk (Third Man)
Buy The Paranoyds Talk Talk Talk at Reckless Records Buy The Paranoyds at iTunes Buy The Paranoyds Talk Talk Talk at eMusic Add to Collection
Bruce Springsteen - The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle album artwork 1:35pm Bruce Springsteen Kitty's Back The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle (Columbia)
Track Notes: Happy birthday to The Boss! Buy Bruce Springsteen The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle at Reckless Records Buy Bruce Springsteen at iTunes Buy Bruce Springsteen The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle at eMusic Add to Collection
1:32pm Henry Franklin, Adrian Younge, Ali Shaheed Muhammad African Sun Henry Franklin JID014 (Jazz Is Dead)
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1:25pm The Cool Kids Local Pop Quiz (featuring Guapdad 4000) Volumes (Propelr)
Track Notes: CHIRP artist interviews air on Tuesdays at 10:12am, Wednesdays at 8:12pm, and Fridays at 1:12pm, or check them out any time at chirp radio dot org slash podcasts! Buy The Cool Kids Volumes at Reckless Records Buy The Cool Kids at iTunes Buy The Cool Kids Volumes at eMusic Add to Collection
The Wheel Workers - Harbor album artwork 1:03pm The Wheel Workers Quarter Page Harbor (Sinkhole Texas, Inc.)
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The Lounge Society - Tired of Liberty album artwork 1:01pm The Lounge Society No Driver Tired of Liberty (Speedy Wunderground/PIAS)
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9/23 - 12pm hour
The Beths - Expert in a Dying Field album artwork 12:56pm The Beths Your Side Expert in a Dying Field (Carpark)
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Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - Let 12:52pm Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith Pivot Signal Let's Turn It Into Sound (Ghostly International)
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Julia Jacklin - PRE PLEASURE album artwork 12:47pm Julia Jacklin Lydia Wears A Cross PRE PLEASURE (Polyvinyl)
Track Notes: Julia Jacklin and Katy Kirby are at Sleeping Village tonight at 8 pm. Buy Julia Jacklin PRE PLEASURE at Reckless Records Buy Julia Jacklin at iTunes Buy Julia Jacklin PRE PLEASURE at eMusic Add to Collection
Preoccupations - Arrangements album artwork 12:37pm Preoccupations Advisor Arrangements (self-released)
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El Perro Del Mar - KoKoro album artwork 12:35pm El Perro Del Mar Breadandbutter KoKoro (Control Group)
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12:31pm Bob Marley & the Wailers Is This Love Legend: The Best of Bob Marley & the Wailers (Island)
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Built to Spill - When The Wind Forgets Your Name album artwork 12:25pm Built to Spill Fool's Gold When The Wind Forgets Your Name (Sub Pop)
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