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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

6/14 - 12pm hour
12:38pm Amyl and The Sniffers Some Mutts (Can't Be Muzzled) Amyl and The Sniffers (ATO)
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12:36pm The Boomtown Rats Rat Trap The Very Best Of (Universal Music)
Track Notes: Bob Geldof received an honorary Knighthood from Queen Elizabeth on this date in recognition of his humanitarian activities. Buy The Boomtown Rats The Very Best Of at Reckless Records Buy The Boomtown Rats at iTunes Buy The Boomtown Rats The Very Best Of at eMusic Add to Collection
12:32pm Eternal Summers Contenders Every Day It Feels Like I'm Dying.... (Nevado Music)
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12:26pm Big Quiet Interesting Times Interesting Times (Unblinking Ear)
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12:24pm Big Quiet Sleep Sleep Eat Interesting Times (Unblinking Ear)
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12:23pm Weezer Buddy Holly Weezer (Blue Album) (Geffen)
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Bikini Kill - Reject All American album artwork 12:22pm Bikini Kill Tony Randall Reject All American (Kill Rock Stars)
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12:21pm Alpha Hopper Mars Aloha Hopper (Radical Empathy/Swimming Faith)
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12:10pm Hall & Oates What You See Is What You Get Our Kind of Soul (U-Watch Records)
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12:06pm Kings X Life Going By Best of Kings X (Atlantic)
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The Lavender Flu - Mow the Glass album artwork 12:05pm The Lavender Flu Dream Cleaner Mow the Glass (In The Red)
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12:00pm Obnox America in a Blender Templo del Sonido (Astral Spirits)
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6/7 - 2pm hour
2:55pm The Juan Maclean Zone Non Linear Single (DFA)
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2:48pm Rough Sleepers City Leech Hangman EP (Tall Texan)
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Operators - Radiant Dawn album artwork 2:46pm Operators Strange Radiant Dawn (Last Gang)
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2:45pm Sean Green Local Driver Single (Self-released)
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2:37pm Steel Pulse Higher Love (Rasta Love) Mass Manipulation (Rootfire Cooperative/Wiseman Doctrine)
Track Notes: Stevie Winwood had the big hit. What did you think of Steel Pulse's reggae cover? Buy Steel Pulse Mass Manipulation at Reckless Records Buy Steel Pulse at iTunes Buy Steel Pulse Mass Manipulation at eMusic Add to Collection
2:35pm Bettye LaVette I'm Not the One Thankful N' Thoughtful (ANTI-)
Track Notes: Bettye LaVette's cover of a Black Keys classic. She will be appearing at the Chicago Blues Fest at 7:45 pm this Saturday, right after Don Bryant. Buy Bettye LaVette Thankful N' Thoughtful at Reckless Records Buy Bettye LaVette at iTunes Buy Bettye LaVette Thankful N' Thoughtful at eMusic Add to Collection
2:29pm Galaxy 500 Ceremony On Fire (20/20/20)
Track Notes: Great cover of the first New Order single. Buy Galaxy 500 On Fire at Reckless Records Buy Galaxy 500 at iTunes Buy Galaxy 500 On Fire at eMusic Add to Collection
2:26pm Crazy Horse Dance, Dance, Dance Crazy Horse (Reprise)
Track Notes: Neil wrote this one for Crazy Horse and then re-wrote it for himself. Buy Crazy Horse Crazy Horse at Reckless Records Buy Crazy Horse at iTunes Buy Crazy Horse Crazy Horse at eMusic Add to Collection
2:22pm The Cuckoos We Can Take A Trip Another Day Single (Jiggy Jig)
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2:18pm Nots Surveillance Veil 3 (Goner)
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2:06pm Frankie and the Witch Fingers ZAM ZAM (Greenway)
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2:05pm Don Bryant I Got to Know Don't Give Up on Love (Fat Possum)
Track Notes: Don Bryant is playing at the Pritzker Pavilion at 6:30 pm this Saturday night at the Chicago Blues Fest. Did I mention it was FREE? Buy Don Bryant Don't Give Up on Love at Reckless Records Buy Don Bryant at iTunes Buy Don Bryant Don't Give Up on Love at eMusic Add to Collection
2:02pm Melvin Taylor Local Bang That Bell Bang That Bell (Evidence)
Track Notes: Melvin Taylor and the Slack Band is playing at Chicago Blues Festival at Milennium Park at 12:15 pm this Sunday at Pritzker Pavilion. Buy Melvin Taylor Bang That Bell at Reckless Records Buy Melvin Taylor at iTunes Buy Melvin Taylor Bang That Bell at eMusic Add to Collection
2:00pm Rod Tuffcurls & the Bench Press Local Right of Way Single: Alright S'go (Tuff Records)
Track Notes: Rod Tuffcurls & The Bench Press will be at Midsommarfest this weekend. CHIRP will be there, too, so stop by our booth to get some swag and say hello. Buy Rod Tuffcurls & the Bench Press Single: Alright S'go at Reckless Records Buy Rod Tuffcurls & the Bench Press at iTunes Buy Rod Tuffcurls & the Bench Press Single: Alright S'go at eMusic Add to Collection
6/7 - 1pm hour
Cave In - Final Transmission album artwork 1:50pm Cave In Shake My Blood Final Transmission (Hydra Head)
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1:43pm Peaking Lights Mirror in the Sky Self-Discovery for Social Survival Soundtrack (Mexican Summer)
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1:42pm Submotile Alba Ghosts Fade on Skylines (Midsummer Madness)
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1:39pm Alex Chilton Hook Me Up Set (Bar/None)
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