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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

8/16 - 12pm hour
12:15pm Santana Soul Sacrifice -- Live at The Woodstock Music & Arts Festival Santana (Legacy Edition) (Sony BMG Music Entertainment)
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12:08pm Tarrus Riley She's Royal Parables (Vp Music Group)
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12:07pm Bob Marley & The Whalers Sun Is Shining Kaya (Island Def Jam)
Track Notes: The sun is shining and it's a beautiful weekend for the Chicago Air & Water Show! Buy Bob Marley & The Whalers Kaya at Reckless Records Buy Bob Marley & The Whalers at iTunes Buy Bob Marley & The Whalers Kaya at eMusic Add to Collection
8/2 - 2pm hour
2:57pm The Mekons Local Ghosts Of American Astronauts So Good It Hurts (Twin/Tone)
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2:54pm DEHD Local Sunburn DEHD (Maximum Pelt)
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2:48pm Ratboys Pot Kettle Black all of god's money: a tribute to wilco's yankee hotel foxtrot (Better Yet)
Buy Ratboys all of god's money: a tribute to wilco's yankee hotel foxtrot at Reckless Records Buy Ratboys at iTunes Buy Ratboys all of god's money: a tribute to wilco's yankee hotel foxtrot at eMusic Add to Collection
2:45pm Young Guv Roll Wit Me GUV I (Run for Cover)
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Nilüfer Yanya - Miss Universe album artwork 2:42pm Nilüfer Yanya In Your Head Miss Universe (ATO)
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Bright Eyes - Cassadaga album artwork 2:39pm Bright Eyes Four Winds Cassadaga (Saddle Creek)
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2:38pm Freakwater Local You Make Me Feels Like the Third Time (Thrill Jockey)
Track Notes: Freakwater does Nick Lowe. Buy Freakwater Feels Like the Third Time at Reckless Records Buy Freakwater at iTunes Buy Freakwater Feels Like the Third Time at eMusic Add to Collection
2:34pm Amen Corner Expressway to Your Heart The Mod Scene (Decca)
Track Notes: This Gamble and Huff song was recorded first by the Soul Survivors, and covered by everyone from the Vibrations to the Blues Brothers and Southside Johnny & the Jukes. Today is Amen Corner guitarist Andy Fairweather-Low's birthday and Amen Corner released this song as a B side to the single "Judge Rumpel Crassila" in 1969. Buy Amen Corner The Mod Scene at Reckless Records Buy Amen Corner at iTunes Buy Amen Corner The Mod Scene at eMusic Add to Collection
Big Star - Third/Sister Lovers album artwork 2:29pm Big Star Till The End Of The Day Third/Sister Lovers (Rykodisc)
Track Notes: Alex Chilton covers Ray Davies and the Kinks. Buy Big Star Third/Sister Lovers at Reckless Records Buy Big Star at iTunes Buy Big Star Third/Sister Lovers at eMusic Add to Collection
2:26pm Gladys Knight & The Pips I Heard It Through the Grapevine Everybody Needs Love (Motown)
Track Notes: The original version of this song, written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong. It was a much bigger hit for Marvin Gaye and CCR. Buy Gladys Knight & The Pips Everybody Needs Love at Reckless Records Buy Gladys Knight & The Pips at iTunes Buy Gladys Knight & The Pips Everybody Needs Love at eMusic Add to Collection
2:21pm Sequoah Murray Sublime Before You Begin (Thrill Jockey)
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2:20pm Red Kross The Party Underground Beyond the Door (Merge)
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2:12pm Valerie June Workin' Woman blues Pushin' Against A Stone (Sunday Best)
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Luther Allison - Sweet Home Chicago album artwork 2:10pm Luther Allison Local My Luck Don't Every Change Sweet Home Chicago (Delmark)
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2:01pm Little Arthur Duncan Local Singin' with the Sun West Side Chicago Blues (Delmark)
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8/2 - 1pm hour
1:59pm Wilco Local Love Is Everywhere (Beware) Ode to Joy (dBpm)
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1:49pm Vanishing Twin Vanishing Twin Syndrome Choose Your Own Adventure (Soundway)
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1:47pm Japanese Breakfast woman that loves you Psychopomp (Little K)
Track Notes: Japanese Breakfast is playing with Tasha at Lincoln Hall at 11 pm tonight. Buy Japanese Breakfast Psychopomp at Reckless Records Buy Japanese Breakfast at iTunes Buy Japanese Breakfast Psychopomp at eMusic Add to Collection
1:41pm Tame Impala Desire Be Desire Go InnerSpeaker (Modular)
Track Notes: Tame Impala is playing at Lollapalooza today with Childish Gambino, Chevelle, Death Cab for Cutie and Janelle Monae, among other acts. Buy Tame Impala InnerSpeaker at Reckless Records Buy Tame Impala at iTunes Buy Tame Impala InnerSpeaker at eMusic Add to Collection
1:33pm Major Stars Spun Around Roots of Confusion (Drag City)
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1:30pm Imperial Teen We Do What We Do Best Now We Are Timeless (Merge)
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1:27pm The Drums Try Single (Anti-)
Track Notes: Great interview with Jonny Pierce of The Drums on the CHIRP Podcast. You can hear these artist interviews on the CHIRP airwaves three times each week: Tuesdays at 7:12 am, Wednesdays at 9:12 pm and Fridays at 1:12 pm. You can also hear them any time at www.chirpradio.org/podcasts. Buy The Drums Single at Reckless Records Buy The Drums at iTunes Buy The Drums Single at eMusic Add to Collection
1:08pm The Curls Local Isn't it Funny Bounce House (Diversion)
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1:03pm Traffic Rock & Roll Stew The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys (Island)
Track Notes: Today is Jim Capaldi's birthday. He was born in 1944 and died at age 61 in 2005 from stomach cancer. Buy Traffic The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys at Reckless Records Buy Traffic at iTunes Buy Traffic The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys at eMusic Add to Collection
8/2 - 12pm hour
12:57pm Material Issue Local Renee Remains the Same International Pop Overthrow (Mercury)
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12:55pm Imelda Marcos Local Prism Unabridged Tatlo (Already Dead Tapes)
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12:51pm Lisel Bloodletting Angels on the Slope (Luminelle)
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