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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

8/6 - 11pm hour
11:57pm Half Gringa Local 1990 Force to Reckon (Self-released)
Buy Half Gringa Force to Reckon at Reckless Records Buy Half Gringa at iTunes Buy Half Gringa Force to Reckon at eMusic Add to Collection
11:52pm Big Big Train Uncle Jack English Electric: Full Power (English Electric)
Track Notes: Great current English prog/folk rock band featuring former XTC guitarist David Gregory on this track. Buy Big Big Train English Electric: Full Power at Reckless Records Buy Big Big Train at iTunes Buy Big Big Train English Electric: Full Power at eMusic Add to Collection
11:47pm Robyn Hitchcock / Andy Partridge Flight Attendants, Please Prepare for Love Planet England (Ape House)
Track Notes: Going out to Patrick. Buy Robyn Hitchcock / Andy Partridge Planet England at Reckless Records Buy Robyn Hitchcock / Andy Partridge at iTunes Buy Robyn Hitchcock / Andy Partridge Planet England at eMusic Add to Collection
11:41pm Jess Roden, Lurther Grosvenor & Mike Kellie Crying Won't Bring You Back Rattlesnake Guitar: The Music of Peter Green (Viceroy Music)
Track Notes: Great re-working of a post-Fleetwood Mac song by Peter Green, featuring a great vocal by Jess Roden, with assists from Spooky Tooth's Mike Kellie and Luther Grosvenor (who later went by the name of Ariel Bender in Moot the Hoople). Buy Jess Roden, Lurther Grosvenor & Mike Kellie Rattlesnake Guitar: The Music of Peter Green at Reckless Records Buy Jess Roden, Lurther Grosvenor & Mike Kellie at iTunes Buy Jess Roden, Lurther Grosvenor & Mike Kellie Rattlesnake Guitar: The Music of Peter Green at eMusic Add to Collection
11:38pm John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers The Supernatural A Hard Road (Decca)
Track Notes: Peter Green had just replaced Eric Clapton in the Bluesbreakers and contributed this original composition. Buy John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers A Hard Road at Reckless Records Buy John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers at iTunes Buy John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers A Hard Road at eMusic Add to Collection
11:35pm Fleetwood Mac Shake Your Money Maker Fleetwood Mac Greatest Hits (CBS)
Track Notes: Peter Green and Fleetwood Mac cover Elmore James. Buy Fleetwood Mac Fleetwood Mac Greatest Hits at Reckless Records Buy Fleetwood Mac at iTunes Buy Fleetwood Mac Fleetwood Mac Greatest Hits at eMusic Add to Collection
11:33pm Charlie Musselwhite Black Magic Woman The I-10 Chronicles (Back Porch)
Track Notes: Nice reworking of the Peter Green song that was a hit for the original Fleetwood Mac and an even bigger hit for Santana. Buy Charlie Musselwhite The I-10 Chronicles at Reckless Records Buy Charlie Musselwhite at iTunes Buy Charlie Musselwhite The I-10 Chronicles at eMusic Add to Collection
11:31pm Jesse Roper Right Now Single (Blue Heron)
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11:25pm Syd Straw All Things Change War and Peace (Capricorn)
Track Notes: Syd's wonderful collaboration with Springfield, MO-based Skeletons. I saw them together one Valentine's Day with my wife, Susan. Wow! Buy Syd Straw War and Peace at Reckless Records Buy Syd Straw at iTunes Buy Syd Straw War and Peace at eMusic Add to Collection
11:09pm Savoy Brown Hellbound Train Hellbound Train (Decca Music Group)
Track Notes: On request from Andrew Buy Savoy Brown Hellbound Train at Reckless Records Buy Savoy Brown at iTunes Buy Savoy Brown Hellbound Train at eMusic Add to Collection
11:03pm Little Milton Local I Can't Quit You Baby Willie Dixon: The Chess Box (MCA / Chess)
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8/6 - 10pm hour
10:58pm Willie Dixon Local I Ain't Superstitious I Am the Blues (Columbia/Legacy)
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10:53pm Cold Beaches Local Ride Drifter (Self-released)
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10:48pm Crack Cloud Post Truth Pain Olympics (Meat Machine)
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10:44pm Glorybots Wrong Invisible (self-released)
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10:39pm Aloha Summer Away Here Comes Everyone (Polyvinyl Recording Company)
Track Notes: Don't think the kiddies will have this feeling when they return to school this fall.... Buy Aloha Here Comes Everyone at Reckless Records Buy Aloha at iTunes Buy Aloha Here Comes Everyone at eMusic Add to Collection
10:35pm Cloud Nothings Tall Gray Structure The Black Hole Understands (self-released)
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10:32pm Sufjan Stevens America America (Asthmatic Kitty)
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10:25pm All India Radio Wake in Waco The Inevitable (Inevitable Recordings)
Track Notes: Going out to Andy in Kalamazoo! Buy All India Radio The Inevitable at Reckless Records Buy All India Radio at iTunes Buy All India Radio The Inevitable at eMusic Add to Collection
10:23pm PAINT Ta Fardah Spiritual Vegas (Mexican Summer)
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10:12pm Casket Salesmen The Anaheimlich Maneuver Sleeping Gods (Longhair Illuminati Recordings)
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10:11pm Algiers Dispossession There Is No Year (Matador)
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10:09pm Judas Priest The Green Manalishi (With the Two-Pronged Crown) Hell Bent For Leather (Sony)
Track Notes: Surprisingly good cover of a Peter Green classic. Peter died last week and we will salute him during a special Cover 3 Tribute at 11:25 pm. Buy Judas Priest Hell Bent For Leather at Reckless Records Buy Judas Priest at iTunes Buy Judas Priest Hell Bent For Leather at eMusic Add to Collection
10:07pm Super Furry Animals Demons Radiator (Creation)
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8/3 - 2pm hour
2:53pm Tangents Recast Risk Reaps Reward (Temporary Residence)
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2:49pm Palm Walkie Talkie Shadow Expert (Carpark)
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2:44pm Seeking Madras Beach Divison One Goes Forward (self-released)
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2:43pm The Radio Dept. You're Looking at My Guy Single (Just So)
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The Church - A Box of Birds album artwork 2:37pm The Church The Endless Sea A Box of Birds (Thirsty Ear)
Track Notes: Great cover of a song from Iggy's self-titled 1984 LP. Buy The Church A Box of Birds at Reckless Records Buy The Church at iTunes Buy The Church A Box of Birds at eMusic Add to Collection
2:32pm Red Hot Chili Peppers Search and Destroy Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Covers EP (Warner Brothers)
Track Notes: Great cover of Iggy & the Stooges anthem. Buy Red Hot Chili Peppers Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Covers EP at Reckless Records Buy Red Hot Chili Peppers at iTunes Buy Red Hot Chili Peppers Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Covers EP at eMusic Add to Collection
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