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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

9/30 - 11pm hour
11:31pm Sunbeam Sound Machine Hold Me Back Goodness Gracious (Dot Dash)
Track Notes: This band is playing with Surf Friends in Auckland, NZ. Any chance Owen Harris of "The Kiwi Brunch" fame will be there???? Buy Sunbeam Sound Machine Goodness Gracious at Reckless Records Buy Sunbeam Sound Machine at iTunes Buy Sunbeam Sound Machine Goodness Gracious at eMusic Add to Collection
11:25pm Surf Friends Outdoors Doing Your Thing (Flying Nun)
Track Notes: On request via Facebook from Matthew! Buy Surf Friends Doing Your Thing at Reckless Records Buy Surf Friends at iTunes Buy Surf Friends Doing Your Thing at eMusic Add to Collection
11:19pm Jeff Buckley Grace Grace (Legacy Edition) (Columbia)
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11:15pm HTRK Into the Drama Venus in Leo (Ghostly International)
Track Notes: Hate Rock is an Australian psychedelic and electronic music project, featuring guitarist and programmer Nigel Yang and vocalist Jonnine Standish. Buy HTRK Venus in Leo at Reckless Records Buy HTRK at iTunes Buy HTRK Venus in Leo at eMusic Add to Collection
Garcia Peoples - Cosmic Cash album artwork 11:09pm Garcia Peoples Show Your Troubles Out Cosmic Cash (Beyond Beyond is Beyond)
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11:02pm Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Horizon Psychology (Self-released)
Track Notes: On request from Ian in Evanston, one of CHIRP's many sustaining members. Thanks for keeping CHIRP strong, Ian! Haven't played a track from this Baltimore jam band before. Buy Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Psychology at Reckless Records Buy Pigeons Playing Ping Pong at iTunes Buy Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Psychology at eMusic Add to Collection
9/30 - 10pm hour
Summer Cannibals - Can 10:56pm Summer Cannibals Behave Can't Tell Me No (Tiny Engines)
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10:44pm Jansen/Barbieri/Karn Saday Maday Playing in a Room With People (Medium Productions)
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10:42pm King Sunny Ade Bombibele Horojo The Best of the Classic Years (Shanachie)
Track Notes: This LP made musician/critic Tom Moon's list/book of 1000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die. What did you think??? Buy King Sunny Ade The Best of the Classic Years at Reckless Records Buy King Sunny Ade at iTunes Buy King Sunny Ade The Best of the Classic Years at eMusic Add to Collection
10:37pm Ebo Taylor Abebrese Palaver (BBE Africa)
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10:33pm David Bowie TVC 15 Station To Station (RCA)
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10:27pm Automatic Highway Signal (Stones Throw)
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10:22pm Diagonal Local All We Need Tomorrow (Midwest Action)
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Low Dose - Low Dose album artwork 10:19pm Low Dose For Sure Low Dose (Brutal Panda)
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10:13pm Opeth Dignity In Cauda Venenum (Nuclear Blast)
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Jesse Colin Young - On The Road album artwork 10:04pm Jesse Colin Young Ridgetop On The Road (Kani Kapila Music)
Track Notes: The seminal track from one of the greatest live albums ever recorded (IMHO)! Buy Jesse Colin Young On The Road at Reckless Records Buy Jesse Colin Young at iTunes Buy Jesse Colin Young On The Road at eMusic Add to Collection
9/27 - 2pm hour
2:56pm Marrow Thieves Local Bringer of Wasps Marrow Thieves (Underwear Factory Toy)
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The Silence - Metaphysical Feedback album artwork 2:50pm The Silence Tautology Metaphysical Feedback (Drag City)
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2:49pm Ennio Morricone The Sicilian Clan Single (EMI)
Track Notes: On request from John in Niles, Ill., who always surprises me. Buy Ennio Morricone Single at Reckless Records Buy Ennio Morricone at iTunes Buy Ennio Morricone Single at eMusic Add to Collection
2:43pm Acquarian Blood A Love That Leads to War A Love That Leads to War (Goner)
Track Notes: This LP is being released Oct. 11. Buy Acquarian Blood A Love That Leads to War at Reckless Records Buy Acquarian Blood at iTunes Buy Acquarian Blood A Love That Leads to War at eMusic Add to Collection
2:35pm Redd Kross The Party Beyond The Door (Merge)
Track Notes: Great cover of the Henry Mancini song from the Peter Sellers movie, "The Party." Buy Redd Kross Beyond The Door at Reckless Records Buy Redd Kross at iTunes Buy Redd Kross Beyond The Door at eMusic Add to Collection
2:32pm A Giant Dog Ocean of Noise Neon Bible (Merge)
Track Notes: Great version of Arcade Fire's song, this new LP is A Giant Dog's cover of the Arcade Fire's Neon Bible LP. Buy A Giant Dog Neon Bible at Reckless Records Buy A Giant Dog at iTunes Buy A Giant Dog Neon Bible at eMusic Add to Collection
Melvins - Pinkus Abortion Technician album artwork 2:30pm Melvins Stop Moving to Florida Pinkus Abortion Technician (Ipecac)
Track Notes: Melvins cover the James Gang and Butthole Surfers with this mashup of the James Gang's "Stop" and the Butthole Surfer's "Moving to California." Buy Melvins Pinkus Abortion Technician at Reckless Records Buy Melvins at iTunes Buy Melvins Pinkus Abortion Technician at eMusic Add to Collection
2:25pm James Gang Stop (Live) Live in Concert (ABC Dunhill)
Track Notes: Originally released on the band's debut album this song figures prominently into today's Cover 3. Buy James Gang Live in Concert at Reckless Records Buy James Gang at iTunes Buy James Gang Live in Concert at eMusic Add to Collection
2:21pm Susan Friendship As I Was (Volar)
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2:21pm Pardon Us Beyond the Valley of the Wolves Wait (Johann’s Face)
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2:10pm John Primer, Bob Corritore Local Cairo Blues Knockin' Around These Blues (Delta Groove Music)
Track Notes: You can check out John Primer & the Real Deal Blues Band at Rosa's tonight at 9 pm. Vance Kelly & the Backstreet Blues Band and Rico McFarland are at Kingston Mines at 7:30 pm and Carlos Johnson and the Serious Blues Band are playing at BLUES on Halsted Street tonight at 9:30 pm. Buy John Primer, Bob Corritore Knockin' Around These Blues at Reckless Records Buy John Primer, Bob Corritore at iTunes Buy John Primer, Bob Corritore Knockin' Around These Blues at eMusic Add to Collection
2:07pm Etta James Something's Got A Hold On Me Chess Blues 1960-1967 (Chess)
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Magic Sam - West Side Soul album artwork 2:04pm Magic Sam Local I Feel So Good (I Wanna Boogie) West Side Soul (Delmark)
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2:03pm The Animals Boom Boom The Animals on Tour (ABKCO)
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