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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

12/6 - 12pm hour
Wilco - Summerteeth album artwork 12:40pm Wilco Local Via Chicago Summerteeth (Reprise)
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12:37pm Plates Of Cake Crusader Castle Decline and Fall (Western Revisions)
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12:35pm The Bosco Brothers Local American Dream (Wake Up Middle America) Studio Fun (Self-released)
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12:27pm Peabody & Sherman Local Road to Yesterday Gasoline Rainbows (Soundpoint)
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No Swoon - No Swoon album artwork 12:22pm No Swoon Kate No Swoon (Substitute Scene)
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12:21pm 8-bit crEEps Local My Young Shadow Warm and Happy EP (Self-released)
Track Notes: Brand-new single from brilliant Chicago quartet and friends of CHIRP! Buy 8-bit crEEps Warm and Happy EP at Reckless Records Buy 8-bit crEEps at iTunes Buy 8-bit crEEps Warm and Happy EP at eMusic Add to Collection
12:12pm David Nance Group When I Saw You Last Night Peaced and Slightly Pulverized (Trouble in Mind)
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12:06pm Axis:sovA Local Terminal Holiday Shampoo You (God?/Drag City)
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12:04pm The Mighty Lemondrops Hallowed Ground (Album Version) Ricochet (Sire)
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12/5 - 8am hour
8:57am Mammoth Mammoth I'm Ready Kreuzung (Napalm)
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8:45am Porcupine Tree .3 InAbsentia (Lava)
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Jansen/Barbieri/Karn - Beginning to Melt album artwork 8:37am Jansen/Barbieri/Karn March of the Innocents Beginning to Melt (Medium)
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8:36am Charles Rumback & Ryley Walker Local Idiot Parade Little Common Twist (Thrill Jockey)
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8:35am Rakta Fim Do Mundo Falha Comum (Iron Lung)
Track Notes: On request from a listener with exquisite taste in music, MR WX! Buy Rakta Falha Comum at Reckless Records Buy Rakta at iTunes Buy Rakta Falha Comum at eMusic Add to Collection
8:31am Guaxe Avesso Guaxe (OAR)
Track Notes: Longtime friends and collaborators, Brazilian psychedelic rockers Dino Almedia (Boogarins) and Pedro Bonifrate (Supercordas) deliver seven solid tracks on their self-titled EP, which made my top 10 list which I will post soon on the CHIRP blog. Buy Guaxe Guaxe at Reckless Records Buy Guaxe at iTunes Buy Guaxe Guaxe at eMusic Add to Collection
8:22am Umbra & the Volcan Siege Local You're Too Weird Someone Will Love You But It's Just Not Me (TMD)
Track Notes: I was working on my ham radio van yesterday afternoon and Jim Licka of Umbra and the Vulcan Siege stopped by to say. Never know who you'll see when you live in Chicago, the world's friendliest big city! Buy Umbra & the Volcan Siege Someone Will Love You But It's Just Not Me at Reckless Records Buy Umbra & the Volcan Siege at iTunes Buy Umbra & the Volcan Siege Someone Will Love You But It's Just Not Me at eMusic Add to Collection
8:16am Glen Campbell Wichita Lineman Wichita Lineman (Capitol)
Track Notes: On request from Steve. Buy Glen Campbell Wichita Lineman at Reckless Records Buy Glen Campbell at iTunes Buy Glen Campbell Wichita Lineman at eMusic Add to Collection
8:09am Parlor Walls Lunchbox Heavy Tongue (Famous Swords)
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Destroyer - Have We Met album artwork 8:07am Destroyer It Just Doesn't Happen Have We Met (Merge)
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8:00am Scott & Charlene's Wedding Outside World When in Rome, Carpe Diem (Bedroom Suck)
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12/5 - 7am hour
7:56am Roxy Music Editions of You For Your Pleasure (Island)
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7:51am Program Memory Show Me (Anti Fade)
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7:46am The Hecks Local Flash My Star (Trouble in Mind)
Track Notes: The Hecks and Whitney are playing at Thalia Hall tonight at 8:30 pm. Buy The Hecks My Star at Reckless Records Buy The Hecks at iTunes Buy The Hecks My Star at eMusic Add to Collection
7:42am The Springfields Local This Perfect Day Singles 1986-1991 (Slumberland)
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7:35am Johannes Linstead Cha Cha Chu Azul (Self-released)
Track Notes: On request from Ralph in Wheaton. Buy Johannes Linstead Azul at Reckless Records Buy Johannes Linstead at iTunes Buy Johannes Linstead Azul at eMusic Add to Collection
7:34am Haircut 100 Love Plus One Pelican West Plus (BMG)
Track Notes: Les Nemes, bassist with Haircut 100, has a birthday today. He was born in 1960. Buy Haircut 100 Pelican West Plus at Reckless Records Buy Haircut 100 at iTunes Buy Haircut 100 Pelican West Plus at eMusic Add to Collection
7:28am The Amazing Ambulance Ambulance (Partisan)
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7:24am Interview Here Comes the Calvary Big Oceans (Virgin)
Track Notes: A version of this album was produced by Peter Gabriel, who discovered the band at a bar in England. Virgin didn't like the mix, so the band went back into the studio and it was mixed by Interview's drummer and bass guitarist, which is why bass and drums are so prominent in the mix! Buy Interview Big Oceans at Reckless Records Buy Interview at iTunes Buy Interview Big Oceans at eMusic Add to Collection
7:21am The Darling Suns Local Afterglow Single (Self-released)
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7:13am Japan Still Life in Mobile Homes Tin Drum (Virgin)
Track Notes: On request from Matthew. Buy Japan Tin Drum at Reckless Records Buy Japan at iTunes Buy Japan Tin Drum at eMusic Add to Collection
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