Become a Member

Now Playing

Current DJ: Yang

Olympia Maru Still On The Phone from Golden Age (Zeppow) Add to Collection

Listen Live

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

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!

Check out Mike's two most recent shows here.

Mike Nikolich's Playlists

10/22 - 11pm hour
11:54pm Spoon You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (Merge)
Buy Spoon Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga at Reckless Records Buy Spoon at iTunes Buy Spoon Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga at eMusic Add to Collection
11:51pm The Last Afternoons Local Chicago Girl Single (Self-released)
Buy The Last Afternoons Single at Reckless Records Buy The Last Afternoons at iTunes Buy The Last Afternoons Single at eMusic Add to Collection
11:47pm Elbow Any Day Now Asleep In The Back (V2)
Buy Elbow Asleep In The Back at Reckless Records Buy Elbow at iTunes Buy Elbow Asleep In The Back at eMusic Add to Collection
11:45pm Christian Singles Junk Drawer Maybe Another Time (Mt. St. Mtn.)
Buy Christian Singles Maybe Another Time at Reckless Records Buy Christian Singles at iTunes Buy Christian Singles Maybe Another Time at eMusic Add to Collection
Stereolab - Dots and Loops album artwork 11:41pm Stereolab Parsec Dots and Loops (Elektra)
Buy Stereolab Dots and Loops at Reckless Records Buy Stereolab at iTunes Buy Stereolab Dots and Loops at eMusic Add to Collection
11:41pm Sudan Archives Sink Sink EP (Stones Throw)
Buy Sudan Archives Sink EP at Reckless Records Buy Sudan Archives at iTunes Buy Sudan Archives Sink EP at eMusic Add to Collection
11:37pm Star Tropics Local Running Scared Stay Home Session (Self-released)
Buy Star Tropics Stay Home Session at Reckless Records Buy Star Tropics at iTunes Buy Star Tropics Stay Home Session at eMusic Add to Collection
11:35pm Spiritualized A Perfect Miracle And Nothing Hurt (Fat Possum)
Buy Spiritualized And Nothing Hurt at Reckless Records Buy Spiritualized at iTunes Buy Spiritualized And Nothing Hurt at eMusic Add to Collection
10/15 - 11pm hour
11:56pm Will Butler Surrender Generations (Merge)
Buy Will Butler Generations at Reckless Records Buy Will Butler at iTunes Buy Will Butler Generations at eMusic Add to Collection
11:52pm Sincere Engineer Local Trust Me Trust Me Single (Hopeless)
Buy Sincere Engineer Trust Me Single at Reckless Records Buy Sincere Engineer at iTunes Buy Sincere Engineer Trust Me Single at eMusic Add to Collection
11:48pm Wax Chattels No Ties Clot (Flying Nun/Captured Tracks)
Buy Wax Chattels Clot at Reckless Records Buy Wax Chattels at iTunes Buy Wax Chattels Clot at eMusic Add to Collection
11:46pm Eleventh Dream Day Local Thinking Out Loud New Moodio (Comedy Minus One)
Buy Eleventh Dream Day New Moodio at Reckless Records Buy Eleventh Dream Day at iTunes Buy Eleventh Dream Day New Moodio at eMusic Add to Collection
11:40pm Jon Langford & the Skull Orchard Welsh Male Choir Local Big White Cloud Jon Langford's Lucky Seven Series, part 1 (Tiny Global Productions)
Track Notes: Cover of a John Cale song (with vocals in Welsh). Buy Jon Langford & the Skull Orchard Welsh Male Choir Jon Langford's Lucky Seven Series, part 1 at Reckless Records Buy Jon Langford & the Skull Orchard Welsh Male Choir at iTunes Buy Jon Langford & the Skull Orchard Welsh Male Choir Jon Langford's Lucky Seven Series, part 1 at eMusic Add to Collection
11:38pm Leanne Faine Local Gimme Shelter Chicago Plays the Stones (Chicago Plays the Stones LLC)
Track Notes: I was interviewing Johnny Iguana, who has a great LP called Johnny Iguana's Chicago Spectacular that is currently in the CHIRP rotation, and he mentioned he played on this great collection of Rolling Stones' classics. The Glimmer Twins even played on a couple tracks. Buy Leanne Faine Chicago Plays the Stones at Reckless Records Buy Leanne Faine at iTunes Buy Leanne Faine Chicago Plays the Stones at eMusic Add to Collection
11:35pm Lucky Devils Reach Out I'll Be There Under Cover (Raucous Records)
Track Notes: In 1966, the Four Tops started at two-week run at #1 on the US singles chart, with this Holland-Dozier-Holland classic. I liked this 2017 punk-ska version. Buy Lucky Devils Under Cover at Reckless Records Buy Lucky Devils at iTunes Buy Lucky Devils Under Cover at eMusic Add to Collection
11:29pm Terry Reid The Frame Seed of Memory (ABC)
Track Notes: Ian Matthews had the hit (and still plays this one), but Terry Reid wrote it in protest to the shoddy treatment he received from his record company. Terry opened with this song the last time he played in the Chicago area -- at SPACE in Evanston, and I was there. So was Owen, on hiatus as host of the Kiwi Brunch on Sundays on CHIRP. Buy Terry Reid Seed of Memory at Reckless Records Buy Terry Reid at iTunes Buy Terry Reid Seed of Memory at eMusic Add to Collection
11:21pm The Neville Brothers Voodoo Yellow Moon (UMG)
Track Notes: On request from Mike Buy The Neville Brothers Yellow Moon at Reckless Records Buy The Neville Brothers at iTunes Buy The Neville Brothers Yellow Moon at eMusic Add to Collection
11:20pm Sudan Archives Nont For Sale Sink EP (Stones Throw)
Buy Sudan Archives Sink EP at Reckless Records Buy Sudan Archives at iTunes Buy Sudan Archives Sink EP at eMusic Add to Collection
11:17pm Ben LaMar Gay Local Dere Ma Baby Go Benjamim e Edinho (International Anthem)
Buy Ben LaMar Gay Benjamim e Edinho at Reckless Records Buy Ben LaMar Gay at iTunes Buy Ben LaMar Gay Benjamim e Edinho at eMusic Add to Collection
11:16pm Anjimile Baby No More Giver Taker (Father/Daughter)
Buy Anjimile Giver Taker at Reckless Records Buy Anjimile at iTunes Buy Anjimile Giver Taker at eMusic Add to Collection
11:06pm Studebaker John's Maxwell Street Kings Local When They Played the Real Blues 60 Years of Blues (Delmark)
Buy Studebaker John's Maxwell Street Kings 60 Years of Blues at Reckless Records Buy Studebaker John's Maxwell Street Kings at iTunes Buy Studebaker John's Maxwell Street Kings 60 Years of Blues at eMusic Add to Collection
11:05pm Otis Spann Local Three-In-One Blues Blues Piano Orgy (Delmark)
Buy Otis Spann Blues Piano Orgy at Reckless Records Buy Otis Spann at iTunes Buy Otis Spann Blues Piano Orgy at eMusic Add to Collection
Albert King - I Get Evil album artwork 11:03pm Albert King I Get Evil I Get Evil (Not Now Music)
Buy Albert King I Get Evil at Reckless Records Buy Albert King at iTunes Buy Albert King I Get Evil at eMusic Add to Collection
10/15 - 10pm hour
10:57pm Buddy Guy Local Crawlin' Kingsnake Blues Singer (Silvertone)
Buy Buddy Guy Blues Singer at Reckless Records Buy Buddy Guy at iTunes Buy Buddy Guy Blues Singer at eMusic Add to Collection
10:53pm Outer World The Message is the Message Fixed Like a Painting (Self-released)
Buy Outer World Fixed Like a Painting at Reckless Records Buy Outer World at iTunes Buy Outer World Fixed Like a Painting at eMusic Add to Collection
10:52pm Gen Pop Bell Book Candle PPM66 (Post Present Medium)
Buy Gen Pop PPM66 at Reckless Records Buy Gen Pop at iTunes Buy Gen Pop PPM66 at eMusic Add to Collection
10:50pm Mint Field Sentimiento mundial Sentimiento Mundial (Felte)
Buy Mint Field Sentimiento Mundial at Reckless Records Buy Mint Field at iTunes Buy Mint Field Sentimiento Mundial at eMusic Add to Collection
10:49pm Tapeworms Palm Reading Funtastic (Howlin' Banana)
Buy Tapeworms Funtastic at Reckless Records Buy Tapeworms at iTunes Buy Tapeworms Funtastic at eMusic Add to Collection
10:36pm Deftones Genesis Ohms (Warner)
Buy Deftones Ohms at Reckless Records Buy Deftones at iTunes Buy Deftones Ohms at eMusic Add to Collection
10:33pm Christian Singles Collapse Maybe Another Time (Mt. St. Mtn.)
Buy Christian Singles Maybe Another Time at Reckless Records Buy Christian Singles at iTunes Buy Christian Singles Maybe Another Time at eMusic Add to Collection
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. »»