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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

8/12 - 12pm hour
Ty Segall - Hello, Hi album artwork 12:35pm Ty Segall Hello, Hi Hello, Hi (Drag City)
Buy Ty Segall Hello, Hi at Reckless Records Buy Ty Segall at iTunes Buy Ty Segall Hello, Hi at eMusic Add to Collection
Wailin Storms - The Silver Snake Unfolds album artwork 12:29pm Wailin Storms Broken Into Three The Silver Snake Unfolds (Gilead Media)
Buy Wailin Storms The Silver Snake Unfolds at Reckless Records Buy Wailin Storms at iTunes Buy Wailin Storms The Silver Snake Unfolds at eMusic Add to Collection
12:26pm The Wheel Workers Quarter Page Harbor (Sinkhole Texas Inc)
Track Notes: Houston underground indie music collective has been banging around for two decades and recorded its fifth LP over three years with its current line-up of Steven Higginbotham (vocals, guitar, violin), Erin Rodgers (vocals, keyboards), Craig Wilkins (keyboard, guitar), Kevin Radomski (drums) and Zeek Garcia (bass). Buy The Wheel Workers Harbor at Reckless Records Buy The Wheel Workers at iTunes Buy The Wheel Workers Harbor at eMusic Add to Collection
Art Brut - Wham! Bang! Pow! Let 12:22pm Art Brut I Hope You're Very Happy Together Wham! Bang! Pow! Let's Rock Out! (Alcopop!)
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Hawkwind - Doremi Fasol Latido album artwork 12:17pm Hawkwind Brainbox Pollution Doremi Fasol Latido (United Artists)
Buy Hawkwind Doremi Fasol Latido at Reckless Records Buy Hawkwind at iTunes Buy Hawkwind Doremi Fasol Latido at eMusic Add to Collection
12:15pm Pat Metheny Jaco Pat Metheny Group (ECM)
Track Notes: Happy Birthday, Pat Metheny (born in 1954) Buy Pat Metheny Pat Metheny Group at Reckless Records Buy Pat Metheny at iTunes Buy Pat Metheny Pat Metheny Group at eMusic Add to Collection
8/5 - 2pm hour
2:54pm ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead Golden Sail XI: Bleed Here Now (Dine Alone)
Buy ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead XI: Bleed Here Now at Reckless Records Buy ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead at iTunes Buy ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead XI: Bleed Here Now at eMusic Add to Collection
2:50pm U.S. Girls So Typically Fine Single (4AD)
Buy U.S. Girls Single at Reckless Records Buy U.S. Girls at iTunes Buy U.S. Girls Single at eMusic Add to Collection
Lucy Dacus - Spotify Singles album artwork 2:47pm Lucy Dacus Partner in Crime Spotify Singles (Matador)
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The Mantles - The Mantles album artwork 2:40pm The Mantles Don't Lie The Mantles (Siltbreeze)
Track Notes: Ty Segall just did an acoustic cover of this garage classic on his LP "Hello, Hi," but this is the original. Buy The Mantles The Mantles at Reckless Records Buy The Mantles at iTunes Buy The Mantles The Mantles at eMusic Add to Collection
The A 2:38pm The A's Go to Sleep My Darling Baby Fruit (Psychic Hotline)
Track Notes: The A's is the duo of former Mountain Man members Amelia Meath from Sylvan Esso and Alexandra Sosser-Monig also of Daughter of Swords. This is a cover of a song by the DeZurk Sisters (aka the Cackle Sisters), a country music duo from Royalton, MN, that used to appear on WLS-AM's "Barn Dance" show in the 1940s and 1950s. Buy The A's Fruit at Reckless Records Buy The A's at iTunes Buy The A's Fruit at eMusic Add to Collection
Bobby Womack - Fly Me To The Moon album artwork 2:33pm Bobby Womack California Dreamin' Fly Me To The Moon (Capitol)
Track Notes: What a great version of the John Phillips hit! This song has been recorded dozens of times. This cover is one of the best IMHO! Buy Bobby Womack Fly Me To The Moon at Reckless Records Buy Bobby Womack at iTunes Buy Bobby Womack Fly Me To The Moon at eMusic Add to Collection
2:31pm White Denim Just Dropped In Fargo Year 2 (Songs From the Original MGM/FXP Television Series) (MGM Television Entertainment)
Track Notes: This is a cover of a Kenny Rogers and the First Edition) that was a hit in 1968. The song was written by Micky Newbury and the White Denim version was featured on the Fargo Year 2 TV Series soundtrack. I this version, did you???? Buy White Denim Fargo Year 2 (Songs From the Original MGM/FXP Television Series) at Reckless Records Buy White Denim at iTunes Buy White Denim Fargo Year 2 (Songs From the Original MGM/FXP Television Series) at eMusic Add to Collection
Soccer Mommy - Sometimes, Forever album artwork 2:24pm Soccer Mommy With U Sometimes, Forever (Loma Vista)
Buy Soccer Mommy Sometimes, Forever at Reckless Records Buy Soccer Mommy at iTunes Buy Soccer Mommy Sometimes, Forever at eMusic Add to Collection
Post Office Winter - Music Box album artwork 2:18pm Post Office Winter Local WAKE Music Box (self released)
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Melody Angel - She Black album artwork 2:13pm Melody Angel Local Get Over Yourself She Black (One Melody Publishing)
Track Notes: Catch the Melody Angel Band at Rosa's this Saturday at 8 pm Buy Melody Angel She Black at Reckless Records Buy Melody Angel at iTunes Buy Melody Angel She Black at eMusic Add to Collection
Jamiah Rogers - Blues Superman album artwork 2:06pm Jamiah Rogers Local The Boy Next Door Blues Superman (Self-released)
Track Notes: Jamiah Rogers is playing a pair of gigs this weekend - tonight he's at Harlem Avenue Lounge at 9 pm and tomorrow he's at Buddy Guy's Legends -- same time! Buy Jamiah Rogers Blues Superman at Reckless Records Buy Jamiah Rogers at iTunes Buy Jamiah Rogers Blues Superman at eMusic Add to Collection
Lil 2:01pm Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials Local Icicles In My Meatloaf Rattleshake (Alligator)
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8/5 - 1pm hour
1:57pm Breezy Rodio Local Walking With My Baby (feat. Billy Branch) So Close To It (Self-released)
Track Notes: You can catch Breezy Rodio tonight at Buddy Guy's Legends at 8 pm or tomorrow at his album release party at Untitled at 8 pm. Buy Breezy Rodio So Close To It at Reckless Records Buy Breezy Rodio at iTunes Buy Breezy Rodio So Close To It at eMusic Add to Collection
Jon Langford - Four Lost Souls album artwork 1:52pm Jon Langford Local Natchez Trace Four Lost Souls (Bloodshot)
Track Notes: John Langford is playing with His Fancy Men at FitzGerald's Saturday Nite on the Patio. The show starts at 7 pm. Will Scott be there???? Buy Jon Langford Four Lost Souls at Reckless Records Buy Jon Langford at iTunes Buy Jon Langford Four Lost Souls at eMusic Add to Collection
Ronnie Spector - Come and Get It: The Best of Apple Records album artwork 1:49pm Ronnie Spector Try Some, Buy Some Come and Get It: The Best of Apple Records (Apple Records)
Track Notes: Ronnie covering George Harrison! Buy Ronnie Spector Come and Get It: The Best of Apple Records at Reckless Records Buy Ronnie Spector at iTunes Buy Ronnie Spector Come and Get It: The Best of Apple Records at eMusic Add to Collection
1:41pm CB Radio Gorgeous Local Incentives, Please Tour Tape '22 (Trouble In Mind)
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Beabadoobee - beatopia album artwork 1:39pm Beabadoobee 10:36 beatopia (Dirty Hit)
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Joe Jackson - Look Sharp! album artwork 1:37pm Joe Jackson Look Sharp! Look Sharp! (A&M)
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Brian Jackson - This is Brian Jackson album artwork 1:33pm Brian Jackson Force of Will This is Brian Jackson (BBE)
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1:32pm Gil Scott-Heron / Makaya Mccraven Local Me and the Devil We're New Again: A Reimagining by Makaya McCraven (XL)
Buy Gil Scott-Heron / Makaya Mccraven We're New Again: A Reimagining by Makaya McCraven at Reckless Records Buy Gil Scott-Heron / Makaya Mccraven at iTunes Buy Gil Scott-Heron / Makaya Mccraven We're New Again: A Reimagining by Makaya McCraven at eMusic Add to Collection
Guided by Voices - Tremblers and Goggles By Rank album artwork 1:09pm Guided by Voices Lizard on the Red Brick Wall Tremblers and Goggles By Rank (Guided By Voices Inc.)
Track Notes: Yikes, we have geckos on our brick walls! Buy Guided by Voices Tremblers and Goggles By Rank at Reckless Records Buy Guided by Voices at iTunes Buy Guided by Voices Tremblers and Goggles By Rank at eMusic Add to Collection
Wombo - Fairy Rust album artwork 1:07pm Wombo Backflip Fairy Rust (Fire Talk)
Buy Wombo Fairy Rust at Reckless Records Buy Wombo at iTunes Buy Wombo Fairy Rust at eMusic Add to Collection
The Runaways - The Runaways album artwork 1:07pm The Runaways Cherry Bomb The Runaways (Mercury)
Track Notes: On this day in rock history in 1975, dDrummer Sandy West and guitarist Joan Jett formed the Runaways after being introduced by Kim Fowley. Buy The Runaways The Runaways at Reckless Records Buy The Runaways at iTunes Buy The Runaways The Runaways at eMusic Add to Collection
1:06pm Yard Act Pour Another The Overload (Zen F.C.)
Buy Yard Act The Overload at Reckless Records Buy Yard Act at iTunes Buy Yard Act The Overload at eMusic Add to Collection
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