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Mike Nikolich DJ Profile

I host The Friday Spin from noon to 3 pm CST every Friday afternoon. My show is an eclectic mix of new and old indie, world, alternative, punk, rock, jazz, prog, ambient, blues, soul, artist interviews, and anything else that tickles my fancy. If you enjoy Chicago blues, listen to the "Pre-Happy Hour Blues" at 1:55 pm, plus "Cover 3" at 2:25 pm, featuring one obscure original and three cool covers of songs you may or may not recognize. My show also features concert news, Rock & Roll birthdays, and plenty of music trivia. Oh yeah, and I love to play your requests, so submit them to via any of CHIRP's social media channels, my Facebook page ("Mike Nikolich") or dj@chirpradio.org. If I can't work your request into today's show, I will do my best to get it on the air the following week.

 

Check out Mike's two most recent shows here.

Mike Nikolich's Playlists

9/9 - 2pm hour
2:06pm Giles Corey's Stoned Soul Local Oh, Mademoiselle Delmark: 60 Years Of Blues (Delmark)
Buy Giles Corey's Stoned Soul Delmark: 60 Years Of Blues at Reckless Records Buy Giles Corey's Stoned Soul at iTunes Buy Giles Corey's Stoned Soul Delmark: 60 Years Of Blues at eMusic Add to Collection
Johnny Iguana - Johnny Iguana 2:00pm Johnny Iguana Local Shake Your Moneymaker Johnny Iguana's Chicago Spectacular! (Delmark)
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9/9 - 1pm hour
1:57pm Koko Taylor Local Voodoo Woman Alligator Records 45th Anniversary Collection (Alligator)
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Julia Jacklin - PRE PLEASURE album artwork 1:51pm Julia Jacklin I Was Neon PRE PLEASURE (Polyvinyl)
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The Connells - Fun & Games album artwork 1:48pm The Connells Upside Down Fun & Games (TVT)
Track Notes: Going out to Chesney Buy The Connells Fun & Games at Reckless Records Buy The Connells at iTunes Buy The Connells Fun & Games at eMusic Add to Collection
Cass McCombs - Heartmind album artwork 1:44pm Cass McCombs Karaoke Heartmind (ANTI-)
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The Afghan Whigs - In Spades album artwork 1:39pm The Afghan Whigs Demon in Profile In Spades (Sub Pop)
Track Notes: Afghan Whigs headline Metro this Saturday at 8 pm. Buy The Afghan Whigs In Spades at Reckless Records Buy The Afghan Whigs at iTunes Buy The Afghan Whigs In Spades at eMusic Add to Collection
Mars Red Sky - Apex III (Praise for the Burning Soul) album artwork 1:37pm Mars Red Sky Friendly Fire Apex III (Praise for the Burning Soul) (Listenable)
Track Notes: You can catch Mars Red Sky at Reggie's Rock Club tonight. The show starts at 7:30 pm. Buy Mars Red Sky Apex III (Praise for the Burning Soul) at Reckless Records Buy Mars Red Sky at iTunes Buy Mars Red Sky Apex III (Praise for the Burning Soul) at eMusic Add to Collection
Double Wig - Double Wig album artwork 1:30pm Double Wig Gone Circling Double Wig (Carbon/Feeding Tube)
Track Notes: CHIRP artist interviews air on Tuesdays at 10:12am, Wednesdays at 8:12pm, and Fridays at 1:12pm, or check them out any time at chirp radio dot org slash podcasts! Buy Double Wig Double Wig at Reckless Records Buy Double Wig at iTunes Buy Double Wig Double Wig at eMusic Add to Collection
Joe Walsh - The Smoker You Drink, The Player You Get album artwork 1:12pm Joe Walsh Days Gone By The Smoker You Drink, The Player You Get (ABC/Dunhill)
Track Notes: Going out to Andy in Kalamazoo, MI Buy Joe Walsh The Smoker You Drink, The Player You Get at Reckless Records Buy Joe Walsh at iTunes Buy Joe Walsh The Smoker You Drink, The Player You Get at eMusic Add to Collection
Death Bells - Between Here & Everywhere album artwork 1:11pm Death Bells Intruder Between Here & Everywhere (Dais)
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The Amazing - Ambulance album artwork 1:02pm The Amazing Ambulance Ambulance (Partisan)
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9/9 - 12pm hour
12:58pm The Moses Gun Local Halo Waltz of the Conflicted Yellowjacket (DKT)
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Mamadou Kelly - Politiki album artwork 12:50pm Mamadou Kelly Banyereye Politiki (Clermont Music)
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12:47pm Vieux Farka Touré et Khruangbin Tongo Barra Ali (Dead Oceans)
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12:39pm Karate School Dropout Local Karaoke Single (Self released)
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The Frowning Clouds - Gospel Sounds & More from the Church of Scientology album artwork 12:36pm The Frowning Clouds The Grass Is Greener (Further Still) Gospel Sounds & More from the Church of Scientology (Anti Fade)
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12:32pm The Boomtown Rats Mary Of The 4th Form The Boomtown Rats (Mercury)
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Teddy and the Rough Riders - Teddy and the Rough Riders album artwork 12:26pm Teddy and the Rough Riders Bad Spot Teddy and the Rough Riders (Appalachia/Cleft)
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Garcia Peoples - Cosmic Cash album artwork 12:25pm Garcia Peoples Show Your Troubles Out Cosmic Cash (Beyond Beyond is Beyond)
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Big Black Delta - 4 album artwork 12:23pm Big Black Delta Lord Only Knows 4 (Master of Bates)
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12:16pm The Lounge Society No Driver Tired of Liberty (Speedy Wunderground/PIAS)
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9/2 - 2pm hour
2:55pm Russian Circles Local Conduit Gnosis (Sargent House)
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Teddy and the Rough Riders - Teddy and the Rough Riders album artwork 2:52pm Teddy and the Rough Riders Go Lucky Kind Teddy and the Rough Riders (Appalachia/Cleft)
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Gang of Four - Entertainment! album artwork 2:48pm Gang of Four At Home He's A Tourist Entertainment! (EMI)
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Rat Tally - In My Car album artwork 2:46pm Rat Tally Local Spinning Wheel In My Car (6131)
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2:45pm Lifeguard Local I know I know Crowd Can Talk (Born Yesterday)
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Willie Dixon - Poet of the Blues album artwork 2:33pm Willie Dixon Little Red Rooster Poet of the Blues (Columbia/Legacy)
Track Notes: The Rolling Stones recorded their version of this song today in 1964 at Regent Sound Studios in London. Which version do you prefer???? Buy Willie Dixon Poet of the Blues at Reckless Records Buy Willie Dixon at iTunes Buy Willie Dixon Poet of the Blues at eMusic Add to Collection
2:31pm Nonpoint When Doves Cry When Doves Cry b/w Ruthless (361 Degrees)
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Tom Tom Club - Dark Sneak Love Action album artwork 2:30pm Tom Tom Club You Sexy Thing Dark Sneak Love Action (Sire)
Track Notes: Cover of the Hot Chocolate hit. Buy Tom Tom Club Dark Sneak Love Action at Reckless Records Buy Tom Tom Club at iTunes Buy Tom Tom Club Dark Sneak Love Action at eMusic Add to Collection
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