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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

2/18 - 11am hour
11:26am Steely Dan The Boston Rag Countdown to Ecstacy (ABC)
Track Notes: Skunk Baxter rips it up on the six strings on this one! Buy Steely Dan Countdown to Ecstacy at Reckless Records Buy Steely Dan at iTunes Buy Steely Dan Countdown to Ecstacy at eMusic Add to Collection
11:22am Carlos Timón Redención Solar Rapé (Pueblo Records)
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11:18am Alice Phoebe Lou She Single (Self-released)
Track Notes: On request from MRWX Buy Alice Phoebe Lou Single at Reckless Records Buy Alice Phoebe Lou at iTunes Buy Alice Phoebe Lou Single at eMusic Add to Collection
11:14am The Amazing Never Be In Transit (Partisan)
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11:06am The Stargazer Lilies When with You Door to the Sun (Graveface)
Track Notes: The Stargazer Lilies, with their take on early My Bloody Valentine. Buy The Stargazer Lilies Door to the Sun at Reckless Records Buy The Stargazer Lilies at iTunes Buy The Stargazer Lilies Door to the Sun at eMusic Add to Collection
11:01am The Bright Light Social Hour She Wanna Love You Jude Vol. I (Modern Outsider)
Buy The Bright Light Social Hour Jude Vol. I at Reckless Records Buy The Bright Light Social Hour at iTunes Buy The Bright Light Social Hour Jude Vol. I at eMusic Add to Collection
2/18 - 10am hour
10:56am Gang of Four Paper Thin Happy Now (PledgeMusic)
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10:54am Dessa Half of You Chime (Doomtree)
Track Notes: CHIRP welcomes Dessa to the Old Town School of Folk Music's Maurer Hall on Thursday, Feb. 21. The show starts at 8 pm. Buy Dessa Chime at Reckless Records Buy Dessa at iTunes Buy Dessa Chime at eMusic Add to Collection
10:49am Lesser Gonzalez Alvarez Haunted Planet High Drama (Carpark)
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10:48am The Specials The Lunatics Encore (Island)
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10:45am The Damned Procrastination Evil Spirits (Destroy/Spinefarm)
Track Notes: Brian James of the Damned has a birthday today. Buy The Damned Evil Spirits at Reckless Records Buy The Damned at iTunes Buy The Damned Evil Spirits at eMusic Add to Collection
10:38am TENDER Can't Show My Face Fear of Falling Asleep (Partisan)
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10:32am The Cactus Channel CMMNR Stay a While (Hope Street)
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10:30am Sharon Van Etten Memorial Day Remind Me Tomorrow (Jagjaguwar)
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10:24am Son Volt Devil May Care Single (Union)
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10:22am Beatles I Should Have Known Better A Hard Day's Night (Apple)
Track Notes: On request from Susan Buy Beatles A Hard Day's Night at Reckless Records Buy Beatles at iTunes Buy Beatles A Hard Day's Night at eMusic Add to Collection
10:16am The Byrds She Has A Way When I'm Free (Columbia)
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10:15am Ken Krause Local Road to Glory Studio Stuff (Self-released)
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10:09am LCD Soundsystem (We Don't Need This) Fascist Groove Thang Electric Lady Sessions (DFA)
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10:05am Muddy Waters Local The Blues Had A Baby and They Named It Rock and Roll Hard Again (Bluy Sky)
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10:01am Curtis Mayfield Local Superfly Superfly (Curtom)
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2/15 - 3pm hour
3:53pm Angel Olsen Local Sister My Woman (Jagjaguwar)
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Bad Company - Desolation Angels album artwork 3:49pm Bad Company Gone, Gone, Gone Desolation Angels (Swan Song)
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The Specials - Encore album artwork 3:47pm The Specials Black Skin Blue Eyed Boys Encore (Island)
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3:43pm Knuckle Pups New Reckless San Panino (Wild Baby)
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3:39pm Jen and the Dots Local Groove Single (Self-released)
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3:33pm LCD Soundsystem I Want Your Love Electric Lady Sessions (DFA)
Track Notes: James Murphy covers Nile Rogers and Chic Buy LCD Soundsystem Electric Lady Sessions at Reckless Records Buy LCD Soundsystem at iTunes Buy LCD Soundsystem Electric Lady Sessions at eMusic Add to Collection
The Lemonheads - Varshons 2 album artwork 3:30pm The Lemonheads Things (Paul Westerberg cover) Varshons 2 (Fire)
Track Notes: Great cover of a Paul Westerberg classic. Buy The Lemonheads Varshons 2 at Reckless Records Buy The Lemonheads at iTunes Buy The Lemonheads Varshons 2 at eMusic Add to Collection
3:28pm The Embrooks Have You Ever Loved Somebody We Who Are (State)
Track Notes: The self-proclaimed "hottest freakbeat" band in the UK gives the Hollies the cover treatment. Buy The Embrooks We Who Are at Reckless Records Buy The Embrooks at iTunes Buy The Embrooks We Who Are at eMusic Add to Collection
3:27pm The Creation Painter Man Action Painting (Numero Group)
Track Notes: This tune was just covered by Dan Melchior and the P.G. Six on their new LP, Feeding Tube. The Creation was one of those bands that never quite made it, but received the Numero Group treatment on this incredible reissue. Ronny Wood played in this band for a brief stint. Buy The Creation Action Painting at Reckless Records Buy The Creation at iTunes Buy The Creation Action Painting at eMusic Add to Collection
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