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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

11/15 - 3pm hour
3:08pm The Seeds Can't Seem To Make You Mine The Seeds (GNP Crescendo)
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3:04pm Jonathan Fire*Eater Make it Precious Tremble Under Boom Lights (Third Man)
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Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run album artwork 3:01pm Bruce Springsteen Tenth Avenue Freeze Out Born to Run (Columbia)
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11/15 - 2pm hour
Tame Impala - The Slow Rush album artwork 2:54pm Tame Impala It Might Be Time The Slow Rush (Modular)
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2:52pm The Messthetics Pay Dust Anthropocosmic Nest (Dischord)
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Northern Liberties - Parallel Hell album artwork 2:52pm Northern Liberties Property Parallel Hell (self-released)
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2:41pm Carla dal Forno No Trace Look Up Sharp (Kallista)
Buy Carla dal Forno Look Up Sharp at Reckless Records Buy Carla dal Forno at iTunes Buy Carla dal Forno Look Up Sharp at eMusic Add to Collection
2:39pm Roxy Music Do The Strand For Your Pleasure (Island)
Track Notes: This song was released several times as a single, but never charted for Bryan Ferry and the gang, but the Scissor Sisters scored a hit in 2009 and German synth-rock band also had a hit in 2003. Buy Roxy Music For Your Pleasure at Reckless Records Buy Roxy Music at iTunes Buy Roxy Music For Your Pleasure at eMusic Add to Collection
2:35pm Julianna Hatfield Hole in My Life Juliana Hatfield Sings The Police (American Laundromat)
Track Notes: Interesting cover of a deep cut off the Police's first LP, Outlandos de Amour. I was interning with A&M Records during the band's first US tour and caught a 20-minute live version of this song, including a passage from the Beatles' song, Fixing a Hole. Buy Julianna Hatfield Juliana Hatfield Sings The Police at Reckless Records Buy Julianna Hatfield at iTunes Buy Julianna Hatfield Juliana Hatfield Sings The Police at eMusic Add to Collection
2:30pm Bruce Hornsby Madman Across the Water Intersections 1985-2005 (RCA)
Track Notes: Great cover of one of Elton John's best tracks. Buy Bruce Hornsby Intersections 1985-2005 at Reckless Records Buy Bruce Hornsby at iTunes Buy Bruce Hornsby Intersections 1985-2005 at eMusic Add to Collection
2:27pm Pete Yorn & Liz Phair Home Comes Your Man Single (Boyletown Music)
Track Notes: Yorn and Phair cover the Pixies' classic. Buy Pete Yorn & Liz Phair Single at Reckless Records Buy Pete Yorn & Liz Phair at iTunes Buy Pete Yorn & Liz Phair Single at eMusic Add to Collection
2:21pm Rocket 808 The Flickering Sign Rocket 808 (12XU)
Buy Rocket 808 Rocket 808 at Reckless Records Buy Rocket 808 at iTunes Buy Rocket 808 Rocket 808 at eMusic Add to Collection
2:15pm Djunah Local Nurse and Nun Ex Voto (Triple Eye Industries)
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2:07pm Nora Jean Bruso Local Telling Me What To Do Going Back to Mississippi (Severn Records)
Track Notes: Nora Jean Bruso takes the stage at Kingston Mines tonight. Shows start at 7 pm until the wee hours of the morning. Other shows of note: -- Source One Band featuring New Orleans Beau at Odyssey East at 9 pm. -- John Primer and the Real Deal Blues Band at B.L.U.E.S. on Halstead Street at 9:30 pm Carlos Johnson at Buddy Guy's Legends at 9 pm. Buy Nora Jean Bruso Going Back to Mississippi at Reckless Records Buy Nora Jean Bruso at iTunes Buy Nora Jean Bruso Going Back to Mississippi at eMusic Add to Collection
2:04pm Magic Sam Local I Don't Want No Woman Delmark: 60 Years Of Blues (Delmark)
Buy Magic Sam Delmark: 60 Years Of Blues at Reckless Records Buy Magic Sam at iTunes Buy Magic Sam Delmark: 60 Years Of Blues at eMusic Add to Collection
2:00pm Lurrie Bell Local I Feel so Good Blues in My Soul (Delmark)
Track Notes: Lurrie Bell takes the stage at Rosa's tonight at 9 pm. Buy Lurrie Bell Blues in My Soul at Reckless Records Buy Lurrie Bell at iTunes Buy Lurrie Bell Blues in My Soul at eMusic Add to Collection
11/15 - 1pm hour
1:56pm Sonny Boy Williamson Local Nine Below Zero Chess Blues 1960-1967 (Chess)
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1:51pm HEAVY METAL CRAZY TOWN LP 4 (DOUBLE LP) (Static Age/Static Shock)
Track Notes: Berlin electro-punk rockers return with 24 killer tracks on LP 4. Buy HEAVY METAL LP 4 (DOUBLE LP) at Reckless Records Buy HEAVY METAL at iTunes Buy HEAVY METAL LP 4 (DOUBLE LP) at eMusic Add to Collection
1:49pm Beach Bunny Local Dream Boy Honeymoon (Mom+Pop)
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1:45pm Chicken Dolphin Shama Lama Ding Dong Single (Self-released)
Track Notes: On request from Kevin in Mexico. Buy Chicken Dolphin Single at Reckless Records Buy Chicken Dolphin at iTunes Buy Chicken Dolphin Single at eMusic Add to Collection
1:40pm Spray Paint BRW's Theme Into the Country (12XU)
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1:35pm TORRES Good Scare Silver Tongue (Merge)
Track Notes: This LP will be released in late January. Buy TORRES Silver Tongue at Reckless Records Buy TORRES at iTunes Buy TORRES Silver Tongue at eMusic Add to Collection
1:32pm Badfinger Song for a Lost Friend Badfinger (Real Gone Music)
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1:29pm Citizen Numb Yourself Everybody is Going to Heaven (Run for Cover)
Track Notes: You can hear CHIRP artist interviews on Tuesdays at 7:12 am, Wednesdays at 9:12 pm and every Friday at 1:12 pm, or check them out anytime at www.chirpradio.org/podcasts. Buy Citizen Everybody is Going to Heaven at Reckless Records Buy Citizen at iTunes Buy Citizen Everybody is Going to Heaven at eMusic Add to Collection
Ka Baird - Respires album artwork 1:10pm Ka Baird Spiritus Operis Respires (RVNG. Intl.)
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1:03pm Yes Yours Is No Disgrace The Yes Album (Atlantic)
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11/15 - 12pm hour
12:58pm Advance Base Local Sweet Old World Single (Orindal)
Track Notes: This is a Lucinda Williams cover. Buy Advance Base Single at Reckless Records Buy Advance Base at iTunes Buy Advance Base Single at eMusic Add to Collection
12:50pm Makaya McCraven Local Next Step Sides E & F (International Anthem)
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12:49pm Iverson Local Time + Distance EP Blue (self-released)
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Toro Y Moi - Soul Trash album artwork 12:46pm Toro Y Moi 7-21-17_substitute_hifi_v3 Soul Trash (Carpark)
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