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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

2/11 - 7pm hour
7:33pm Kiss the Tiger I'm in Love Let Me Bleed (self-released)
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The Clash - Sandinista! album artwork 7:31pm The Clash Ivan Meets G.I. Joe Sandinista! (Epic)
Track Notes: On request from Lou. Buy The Clash Sandinista! at Reckless Records Buy The Clash at iTunes Buy The Clash Sandinista! at eMusic Add to Collection
Girlpool - What Chaos Is Imaginary album artwork 7:27pm Girlpool Lucy's What Chaos Is Imaginary (Anti)
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Eric Johanson - Burn It Down album artwork 7:20pm Eric Johanson Burn It Down Burn It Down (Whiskey Bayou)
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7:19pm Jamiah Rogers Gone Too Long Blues Superman (Self-released)
Track Notes: Jamiah Rogers is playing at SPACE tonight at 8 pm. Buy Jamiah Rogers Blues Superman at Reckless Records Buy Jamiah Rogers at iTunes Buy Jamiah Rogers Blues Superman at eMusic Add to Collection
Sleepwalk - Splatter album artwork 7:08pm Sleepwalk Local Syringe Splatter (Emma's House)
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7:07pm The Bright Light Social Hour Give to Me Words Jude Vol. 1 (Modern Outsider)
Track Notes: Album dedicated to lead singer Jackie O'Brien's late brother, Alex Jude. Buy The Bright Light Social Hour Jude Vol. 1 at Reckless Records Buy The Bright Light Social Hour at iTunes Buy The Bright Light Social Hour Jude Vol. 1 at eMusic Add to Collection
7:03pm Deer Tick Bluesboy Mayonnaise (Partisan)
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2/8 - 3pm hour
3:55pm Masaki Batoh Sundown Nowhere (Drag City)
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3:48pm Queen Fight From the Inside News of the World (Hollywood Records)
Track Notes: On request from Christopher Buy Queen News of the World at Reckless Records Buy Queen at iTunes Buy Queen News of the World at eMusic Add to Collection
3:45pm Brian Ferry The "In" Crowd Another Time, Another Place (Virgin)
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3:40pm Absolutely Not Local Bottom of the Pit Problematic (No Trend)
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3:39pm Bell and James Livin' It up (Friday Night) Bell & James (A&M Records)
Track Notes: On request from Alex. Buy Bell and James Bell & James at Reckless Records Buy Bell and James at iTunes Buy Bell and James Bell & James at eMusic Add to Collection
3:35pm Ian Brown Black Roses Ripples (Polydor)
Track Notes: Stone Roses lead singer Ian Brown does a great rework of Barrington Levy's ska hit. Buy Ian Brown Ripples at Reckless Records Buy Ian Brown at iTunes Buy Ian Brown Ripples at eMusic Add to Collection
3:32pm Walk Like An Egyptian The Puppini Sisters The Rise and Fall of Ruby Woo (Universal Classics & Jazz)
Track Notes: Big hit for the Bangles given a jazzy workout by the Puppini Sisters. Buy Walk Like An Egyptian The Rise and Fall of Ruby Woo at Reckless Records Buy Walk Like An Egyptian at iTunes Buy Walk Like An Egyptian The Rise and Fall of Ruby Woo at eMusic Add to Collection
The Specials - Encore album artwork 3:29pm The Specials The Lunatics Encore (Island)
Track Notes: Remake of Specials' vocalist Terry Hall, when he had a side gig with Fun Boy Three. This song charted at #20 in the UK in 1981. Buy The Specials Encore at Reckless Records Buy The Specials at iTunes Buy The Specials Encore at eMusic Add to Collection
3:26pm The Arrows I Love Rock N Roll Walk Away Renee -- Dreamin' (MEC Productions)
Track Notes: Joan Jet had the hit. The Arrows collected the royalties. Buy The Arrows Walk Away Renee -- Dreamin' at Reckless Records Buy The Arrows at iTunes Buy The Arrows Walk Away Renee -- Dreamin' at eMusic Add to Collection
3:20pm Chris Isaak In the Heat of the Jungle Heart Shaped World (Reprise)
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Robert Plant - Band of Joy album artwork 3:18pm Robert Plant You Can't Buy My Love Band of Joy (Concord Music Group)
Track Notes: Robert Plant and Band of Joy made their live debut at London's Marquee Club on this day in 1968. Buy Robert Plant Band of Joy at Reckless Records Buy Robert Plant at iTunes Buy Robert Plant Band of Joy at eMusic Add to Collection
3:09pm Julian Lynch Peanut Butter Rat's Spit (Underwater Peoples)
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3:06pm Emily King Forgiveness Scenery (ATO)
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3:01pm Billy Branch, Sons of the Blues Local Boom Boom Blues Shock (Blind Pig)
Track Notes: Billy Branch and the Sons of Blues are playing Friday and Saturday at Rosa's. The shows start at 9 pm. Buy Billy Branch, Sons of the Blues Blues Shock at Reckless Records Buy Billy Branch, Sons of the Blues at iTunes Buy Billy Branch, Sons of the Blues Blues Shock at eMusic Add to Collection
2/8 - 2pm hour
2:56pm Howlin' Wolf Local Smokestack Lightnin' Moanin' in the Moonlight (Chess)
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2:51pm David Sylvian Red Guitar Brilliant Trees/Words With The Shaman (Virgin)
Track Notes: On request from Matthew Buy David Sylvian Brilliant Trees/Words With The Shaman at Reckless Records Buy David Sylvian at iTunes Buy David Sylvian Brilliant Trees/Words With The Shaman at eMusic Add to Collection
2:47pm Bob Dylan You're A Big Girl Blood on the Tracks (Columbia)
Track Notes: This album went to #1 on the US charts in 1975. It's my favorite Dylan LP. Buy Bob Dylan Blood on the Tracks at Reckless Records Buy Bob Dylan at iTunes Buy Bob Dylan Blood on the Tracks at eMusic Add to Collection
2:42pm Better Oblivion Community Center Chesapeake Better Oblivion Community Center (Dead Oceans)
Buy Better Oblivion Community Center Better Oblivion Community Center at Reckless Records Buy Better Oblivion Community Center at iTunes Buy Better Oblivion Community Center Better Oblivion Community Center at eMusic Add to Collection
2:40pm Tim Presley's White Fence I Love You I Have to Feed Larry's Hawk (Drag City)
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2:36pm Flat Worms Shouting at the Wall Into the Iris (God?)
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2:32pm Deep State Under the Gun The Path To Fast Oblivion (Friendship Fever)
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2:29pm Makthaverskan Onkel Single (Run For Cover)
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