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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

3/20 - 2pm hour
2:50pm Animal Collective My Girls Merriweather Post Pavilion (Domino)
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Porridge Radio - Every Bad album artwork 2:49pm Porridge Radio Born Confused Every Bad (Secretly Canadian)
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2:46pm Shady Nasty 77SUNK Bad Posture EP (Royal Mountain)
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2:45pm Monophonics Chances It's Only Us (Colemine)
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2:41pm Yumi Zouma Right Track / Wrong Man Truth or Consequences (Polyvinyl)
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2:33pm Say Sue Me Dreaming It's Just a Short Walk! - EP (Damnably)
Track Notes: Great Blondie cover. I bet Deborah Harry and Chris Stein like this version, too! Buy Say Sue Me It's Just a Short Walk! - EP at Reckless Records Buy Say Sue Me at iTunes Buy Say Sue Me It's Just a Short Walk! - EP at eMusic Add to Collection
The Mountain Goats - Aquarium Drunkard 2:30pm The Mountain Goats Bridge of Sighs Aquarium Drunkard's Lagniappe Session (Merge)
Track Notes: The Goats cover Trower... Buy The Mountain Goats Aquarium Drunkard's Lagniappe Session at Reckless Records Buy The Mountain Goats at iTunes Buy The Mountain Goats Aquarium Drunkard's Lagniappe Session at eMusic Add to Collection
2:29pm Amanda Palmer The Mess Inside I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats (Merge)
Track Notes: Amanda Palmer covering the Mountain Goats. Buy Amanda Palmer I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats at Reckless Records Buy Amanda Palmer at iTunes Buy Amanda Palmer I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats at eMusic Add to Collection
2:26pm Iggy Pop China Girl The Idiot (RCA)
Track Notes: This song was written by David Bowie for Iggy Pop's album, The Idiot, Pop recorded in 1976 and released in 1977. Bowie played keyboards on this track and toured with Pop to promote this album, but Bowie later recorded and released this song in 1983 on "Let's Dance." So, in essence, Bowie covered himself, but Iggy's version is the original. Buy Iggy Pop The Idiot at Reckless Records Buy Iggy Pop at iTunes Buy Iggy Pop The Idiot at eMusic Add to Collection
2:18pm ROOKIE Local Let's Get It Right Rookie (Bloodshot)
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2:16pm Impulsive Hearts Local Melody Cry All The Time (Midwest Action/Cavity Search)
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2:07pm Ali Farka Touré Mahini Me The Source (World Circuit)
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2:05pm Tommy Castro & the Painkillers Further on Down the Road Stompin' Ground (Alligator)
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2:03pm Luther Allison Local My Luck Don't Every Change Sweet Home Chicago (Delmark)
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3/20 - 1pm hour
1:58pm Carey Bell Local Walking In The Park South Side Chicago Blues (Delmark)
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1:53pm Pet Shop Boys Happy People Hotspot (x2)
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1:49pm The Dream Academy The Love Parade The Dream Academy (Reprise)
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1:45pm Muito Kaballa Lugar Ao Sol Everything Is Broke (Switchstance)
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1:40pm Miles Davis Stella By Starlight '58 Sessions (Columbia)
Track Notes: Going out to John in Niles. Buy Miles Davis '58 Sessions at Reckless Records Buy Miles Davis at iTunes Buy Miles Davis '58 Sessions at eMusic Add to Collection
Yellow Magic Orchestra - TECHNODON album artwork 1:34pm Yellow Magic Orchestra I TRE MERLI TECHNODON (EMI)
Track Notes: Jared and Jonathan Mattson mentioned this band as a big influence, so I had to play a track from YMO. Buy Yellow Magic Orchestra TECHNODON at Reckless Records Buy Yellow Magic Orchestra at iTunes Buy Yellow Magic Orchestra TECHNODON at eMusic Add to Collection
The Mattson 2 - Paradise album artwork 1:30pm The Mattson 2 Naima's Dream Paradise (Company)
Track Notes: CHIRP Artist Interviews air on Tuesday at 7:12 am, Wednesday Buy The Mattson 2 Paradise at Reckless Records Buy The Mattson 2 at iTunes Buy The Mattson 2 Paradise at eMusic Add to Collection
1:10pm King Krule Comet Face Man Alive! (Matador)
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1:07pm U.S. Girls 4 American Dollars Heavy Light (4AD)
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1:02pm Amp Fiddler Good Vibes (featuring Only Child) Amp Dog Knights (Mahogani)
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3/20 - 12pm hour
12:57pm Curtis Mayfield Local Move On Up The Anthology 1961-1977 (Curtom)
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Aloha - Here Comes Everyone album artwork 12:55pm Aloha Summer Away Here Comes Everyone (Polyvinyl)
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12:49pm Jess Williamson Wind on Tin Sorceress (Mexican Summer)
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12:45pm V.V. Lightbody Local If It's Not Me Make A Shrine or Burn It (Acrophase)
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12:39pm Lifeguard Local Not Thinking In Silence (self-released)
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12:36pm Personality Cult Nothing to Do With It New Arrows (Dirtnap)
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