Become a Member

Now Playing

Current DJ: CHIRP DJ

Edith Piaf Milford from Milford (Colombia) Add to Collection

Listen Live

Requests? 773-DJ-SONGS or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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 and anything else that works. If you like Chicago blues, listen to the "Pre-Happy Hour Blues" at 1:55 pm, plus there's "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 and roll birthdays, and lots of music trivia. Oh yeah, and I love to play your requests, so submit them to you 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, it definitely will air the following week.

 

Check out Mike's two most recent shows here.

Mike Nikolich's Playlists

5/13 - 2pm hour
Makaya McCraven - Universal Beings album artwork 2:57pm Makaya McCraven Local Atlantic Black Universal Beings (International Anthem)
Buy Makaya McCraven Universal Beings at Reckless Records Buy Makaya McCraven at iTunes Buy Makaya McCraven Universal Beings at eMusic Add to Collection
2:50pm The Rural Alberta Advantage 3 Sisters The Rise (Paper Bag/Saddle Creek)
Buy The Rural Alberta Advantage The Rise at Reckless Records Buy The Rural Alberta Advantage at iTunes Buy The Rural Alberta Advantage The Rise at eMusic Add to Collection
DEHD - Blue Skies album artwork 2:48pm DEHD Local Stars Blue Skies (Fat Possum)
Buy DEHD Blue Skies at Reckless Records Buy DEHD at iTunes Buy DEHD Blue Skies at eMusic Add to Collection
Jeff Beck - Blow By Blow album artwork 2:39pm Jeff Beck Cause We've Ended as Lovers Blow By Blow (Sony Music Entertainment)
Track Notes: Stevie's payback to Jeff Beck for releasing his version of Superstition! Buy Jeff Beck Blow By Blow at Reckless Records Buy Jeff Beck at iTunes Buy Jeff Beck Blow By Blow at eMusic Add to Collection
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Live Alive album artwork 2:34pm Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble Superstition (Live) Live Alive (Epic)
Track Notes: Jeff Beck was an admirer of Wonder's music, and Wonder was informed of this prior to the Talking Book album sessions. Though at this point he was playing virtually all of the instruments on his songs by himself, Wonder preferred to let other guitarists play on his records, and he liked the idea of a collaboration with Beck. An agreement was quickly made for Beck to become involved in the sessions that became the Talking Book album, in return for Wonder writing him a song. After finishing the song, Wonder decided that he would allow Beck to record "Superstition" as part of their agreement. Originally, the plan was for Beck to release his version of the song first, with his newly formed power trio Beck, Bogert & Appice. However, due to the combination of the trio's debut album getting delayed and Motown CEO Berry Gordy's prediction that "Superstition" would be a huge hit and greatly increase the sales of Talking Book, Wonder released the song as the Talking Book lead single months ahead of Beck's version, the latter being issued in March 1973 on the Beck, Bogert & Appice album. Buy Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble Live Alive at Reckless Records Buy Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble at iTunes Buy Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble Live Alive at eMusic Add to Collection
2:30pm Peter Frampton I Believe (When I Fall In Love With You It Will Be Forever) Frampton's Camel (UMG)
Track Notes: Peter Frampton almost had his first hit with this cover of a Stevie Wonder classic. Buy Peter Frampton Frampton's Camel at Reckless Records Buy Peter Frampton at iTunes Buy Peter Frampton Frampton's Camel at eMusic Add to Collection
The Spinners - Motown: The Classic Years album artwork 2:29pm The Spinners It's A Shame Motown: The Classic Years (Hipp-O-Select)
Track Notes: Written by Stevie Wonder, Syreeta Wright, David Steele, Mona Love and Lee Garrett. Biggest hit for the Spinners after they signed with Motown, reaching #14 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #3 on the R&B chart. Beverly Dewitt Yancey, the father of J Dilla, claims to have ghostwritten the song and sold it to Motown, but Wonder & Co. dispute that claim. Buy The Spinners Motown: The Classic Years at Reckless Records Buy The Spinners at iTunes Buy The Spinners Motown: The Classic Years at eMusic Add to Collection
2:22pm Interpol Something Changed Something Changed b/w The Other Side of Make Believe (Matador)
Track Notes: The new LP is coming out in mid-July. Buy Interpol Something Changed b/w The Other Side of Make Believe at Reckless Records Buy Interpol at iTunes Buy Interpol Something Changed b/w The Other Side of Make Believe at eMusic Add to Collection
Imelda Marcos - Albularyo album artwork 2:20pm Imelda Marcos Local satoria blue Albularyo (Already Dead Tapes)
Buy Imelda Marcos Albularyo at Reckless Records Buy Imelda Marcos at iTunes Buy Imelda Marcos Albularyo at eMusic Add to Collection
2:10pm Champion Jack Dupree Local Rub A Little Boogie Blues From Up The Country (Delmark)
Buy Champion Jack Dupree Blues From Up The Country at Reckless Records Buy Champion Jack Dupree at iTunes Buy Champion Jack Dupree Blues From Up The Country at eMusic Add to Collection
Blind Willie Johnson - The Complete Blind Willie Johnson album artwork 2:09pm Blind Willie Johnson It's Nobody's Fault But Mine The Complete Blind Willie Johnson (Columbia/Legacy)
Track Notes: This is the original, despite what Jimmy Page and Robert Plant claim. Buy Blind Willie Johnson The Complete Blind Willie Johnson at Reckless Records Buy Blind Willie Johnson at iTunes Buy Blind Willie Johnson The Complete Blind Willie Johnson at eMusic Add to Collection
2:03pm Albert Collins, Robert Cray & Johnny Copeland The Dream Alligator Records—50 Years Of Genuine Houserockin' Music (Alligator)
Buy Albert Collins, Robert Cray & Johnny Copeland Alligator Records—50 Years Of Genuine Houserockin' Music at Reckless Records Buy Albert Collins, Robert Cray & Johnny Copeland at iTunes Buy Albert Collins, Robert Cray & Johnny Copeland Alligator Records—50 Years Of Genuine Houserockin' Music at eMusic Add to Collection
2:00pm Toronzo Cannon Local Bad Contract Alligator Records 45th Anniversary Collection (Alligator)
Track Notes: Toronzo Cannon will be at Kingston Mines this Friday and Saturday. Doors open at 7:30 pm until the wee-wee hours of the AM. Joanna Connor will split sets with Toronzo. Buy Toronzo Cannon Alligator Records 45th Anniversary Collection at Reckless Records Buy Toronzo Cannon at iTunes Buy Toronzo Cannon Alligator Records 45th Anniversary Collection at eMusic Add to Collection
5/13 - 1pm hour
The Regrettes - Feel Your Feelings Fool! album artwork 1:56pm The Regrettes I Don't Like You Feel Your Feelings Fool! (Warner Bros.)
Track Notes: If I was in Chicago this weekend, I know who I'd be seeing tonight at 7 pm at Metro! Buy The Regrettes Feel Your Feelings Fool! at Reckless Records Buy The Regrettes at iTunes Buy The Regrettes Feel Your Feelings Fool! at eMusic Add to Collection
1:49pm Amyl and The Sniffers Security Comfort to Me (ATO)
Track Notes: Amyl & The Sniffers are at Logan Square Audtitorium this Saturday at 8:30 pm. Buy Amyl and The Sniffers Comfort to Me at Reckless Records Buy Amyl and The Sniffers at iTunes Buy Amyl and The Sniffers Comfort to Me at eMusic Add to Collection
1:48pm Tombstones In Their Eyes A Higher Place A Higher Place (Kitten Robot)
Buy Tombstones In Their Eyes A Higher Place at Reckless Records Buy Tombstones In Their Eyes at iTunes Buy Tombstones In Their Eyes A Higher Place at eMusic Add to Collection
Winged Wheel - No Island album artwork 1:38pm Winged Wheel Local Monsella No Island (12XU)
Buy Winged Wheel No Island at Reckless Records Buy Winged Wheel at iTunes Buy Winged Wheel No Island at eMusic Add to Collection
Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak album artwork 1:34pm Thin Lizzy Jailbreak Jailbreak (Mercury)
Track Notes: Andrew wanted to hear some Thin Lizzy. Karl wants to hear some Local Motive after attending the International Pop Overthrow show two weeks ago. Has anyone out there seen the Material Issue documentary???? Buy Thin Lizzy Jailbreak at Reckless Records Buy Thin Lizzy at iTunes Buy Thin Lizzy Jailbreak at eMusic Add to Collection
The J. Geils Band - The J. Geils Band album artwork 1:30pm The J. Geils Band First I Look At The Purse The J. Geils Band (Atlantic)
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! Today is Richard "Magic Dick" Salwitz, harmonica player with J Geils. Buy The J. Geils Band The J. Geils Band at Reckless Records Buy The J. Geils Band at iTunes Buy The J. Geils Band The J. Geils Band at eMusic Add to Collection
1:14pm BassKase Local Tuco's Dilemma The Good, The Bad And The Dubby (Soundpoint)
Buy BassKase The Good, The Bad And The Dubby at Reckless Records Buy BassKase at iTunes Buy BassKase The Good, The Bad And The Dubby at eMusic Add to Collection
The Minders - Psychedelic Blacktop album artwork 1:11pm The Minders Home Psychedelic Blacktop (self-released)
Buy The Minders Psychedelic Blacktop at Reckless Records Buy The Minders at iTunes Buy The Minders Psychedelic Blacktop at eMusic Add to Collection
1:08pm The Good Ones Columbia River Flowers Rwanda...you see ghosts, I see sky (Six Degrees)
Buy The Good Ones Rwanda...you see ghosts, I see sky at Reckless Records Buy The Good Ones at iTunes Buy The Good Ones Rwanda...you see ghosts, I see sky at eMusic Add to Collection
1:01pm Phil Manzanera Listen Now 801-Listen Now (Polydor)
Buy Phil Manzanera 801-Listen Now at Reckless Records Buy Phil Manzanera at iTunes Buy Phil Manzanera 801-Listen Now at eMusic Add to Collection
5/13 - 12pm hour
12:52pm Sick Day Local Teenage Angst Deja Vu (Soundcloud)
Buy Sick Day Deja Vu at Reckless Records Buy Sick Day at iTunes Buy Sick Day Deja Vu at eMusic Add to Collection
Toro Y Moi - MAHAL album artwork 12:51pm Toro Y Moi The Medium (feat. Unknown Mortal Orchestra) MAHAL (Dead Oceans)
Buy Toro Y Moi MAHAL at Reckless Records Buy Toro Y Moi at iTunes Buy Toro Y Moi MAHAL at eMusic Add to Collection
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - Endless Rooms album artwork 12:45pm Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever The Way It Shatters Endless Rooms (Sub Pop)
Buy Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever Endless Rooms at Reckless Records Buy Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever at iTunes Buy Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever Endless Rooms at eMusic Add to Collection
12:37pm Uma Bloo Local Never Know Me Don't Drive Into the Smoke (Earth Libraries)
Track Notes: Uma Bloo is playing with Sick Day and Lithia at GMan Tavern this Sunday at 7 pm. Buy Uma Bloo Don't Drive Into the Smoke at Reckless Records Buy Uma Bloo at iTunes Buy Uma Bloo Don't Drive Into the Smoke at eMusic Add to Collection
Jenny Hval - Blood Bitch album artwork 12:36pm Jenny Hval Female Vampire Blood Bitch (Sacred Bones)
Track Notes: Jenny Hval is at Constellation this Sunday at 7 pm. Discovery Zone opens the show. Buy Jenny Hval Blood Bitch at Reckless Records Buy Jenny Hval at iTunes Buy Jenny Hval Blood Bitch at eMusic Add to Collection
Shawn Colvin - A Few Small Repairs album artwork 12:34pm Shawn Colvin You and the Mona Lisa A Few Small Repairs (Columbia)
Track Notes: Shawn Colvin is playing this Friday and Saturday at SPACE. The shows start at 8 pm. Buy Shawn Colvin A Few Small Repairs at Reckless Records Buy Shawn Colvin at iTunes Buy Shawn Colvin A Few Small Repairs at eMusic Add to Collection
Slow Crush - Hush album artwork 12:25pm Slow Crush Blue Hush (Quiet Panic)
Buy Slow Crush Hush at Reckless Records Buy Slow Crush at iTunes Buy Slow Crush Hush at eMusic Add to Collection
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. »»