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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 and anything else that works. If you like Chicago blues, listen to the "Pre-Happy Hour Blues" at 1:55 pm, plus there's "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 and roll birthdays, and lots of music trivia. Oh yeah, and I love to play your requests, so submit them to you 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, it definitely will air the following week.

 

Check out Mike's two most recent shows here.

Mike Nikolich's Playlists

12/6 - 12pm hour
12:37pm Superfrye Local Christmas Tears (featuring Johnny Burgin) single (Self-released)
Buy Superfrye single at Reckless Records Buy Superfrye at iTunes Buy Superfrye single at eMusic Add to Collection
Cynic - Ascension Codes album artwork 12:29pm Cynic Aurora Ascension Codes (Season of Mist)
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Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra - Promises album artwork 12:25pm Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra Movement 2 Promises (Luaka Bop)
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elbow - Flying Dream 1 album artwork 12:23pm elbow After the Eclipse Flying Dream 1 (Polydor)
Track Notes: Guy Garvey & Co. are back with one of their mellowest albums, yet. Tell me this already isn't one of your favorite songs of 2021! Buy elbow Flying Dream 1 at Reckless Records Buy elbow at iTunes Buy elbow Flying Dream 1 at eMusic Add to Collection
12:12pm The Amazing Je Travaille Dans La Banque In Transit (Partisan)
Track Notes: Send your requests to dj@chirpradio.org. Buy The Amazing In Transit at Reckless Records Buy The Amazing at iTunes Buy The Amazing In Transit at eMusic Add to Collection
The Cure - Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me album artwork 12:11pm The Cure The Kiss Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me (Fiction)
Buy The Cure Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me at Reckless Records Buy The Cure at iTunes Buy The Cure Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me at eMusic Add to Collection
12/3 - 2pm hour
Mastodon - Hushed and Grim album artwork 2:51pm Mastodon Gobblers of Dregs Hushed and Grim (Mastodon)
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Mike + The Mechanics - Mike + The Mechanics album artwork 2:50pm Mike + The Mechanics Hanging by a Thread Mike + The Mechanics (Atlantic)
Track Notes: Andrew wanted to hear some Mike + The Mechanics. Glad we could! Thanks for listening. Buy Mike + The Mechanics Mike + The Mechanics at Reckless Records Buy Mike + The Mechanics at iTunes Buy Mike + The Mechanics Mike + The Mechanics at eMusic Add to Collection
Charles Rumback - Seven Bridges album artwork 2:41pm Charles Rumback Local Fall Dog Bombs the Moon Seven Bridges (Astral Spirits)
Track Notes: Rumback covers Bowie Buy Charles Rumback Seven Bridges at Reckless Records Buy Charles Rumback at iTunes Buy Charles Rumback Seven Bridges at eMusic Add to Collection
Papercuts - Baxter 2:39pm Papercuts End Times Daily Baxter's Bliss (Psychic Friends)
Track Notes: Great Galaxy 500 cover. Buy Papercuts Baxter's Bliss at Reckless Records Buy Papercuts at iTunes Buy Papercuts Baxter's Bliss at eMusic Add to Collection
2:31pm Phillip-Michael Scales A Day in the Life Unreleased (Self-released)
Track Notes: A Day in the Life is never an easy song to cover. What did you think of this version? Buy Phillip-Michael Scales Unreleased at Reckless Records Buy Phillip-Michael Scales at iTunes Buy Phillip-Michael Scales Unreleased at eMusic Add to Collection
Anne Briggs - A Collection album artwork 2:29pm Anne Briggs Go Your Way A Collection (Topic Records)
Track Notes: Covered by Allison Krauss and Robert Plant on their latest LP, "Raising the Roof," Bert Jansch described the songwriter of this song, Anne Briggs, as one of the world's most underrated singers, and recorded a version of this song, too. The lyrics are about a wife's troubled farewell to a soldier she may never see again. She sang a version of this song with Jansch for a BBC documentary in 2013. Buy Anne Briggs A Collection at Reckless Records Buy Anne Briggs at iTunes Buy Anne Briggs A Collection at eMusic Add to Collection
2:21pm Animal Collective Prester John Time Skiffs (Domino)
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2:19pm Empath Diamond Eyelids Diamond Eyelids - Single (Fat Possum)
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Katrina & the Waves - Katrina & the Waves album artwork 2:15pm Katrina & the Waves Walking on Sunshine Katrina & the Waves (Capitol)
Track Notes: Kimberly Rew, lead guitarist of Katrina & The Waves, has a birthday today!!! Buy Katrina & the Waves Katrina & the Waves at Reckless Records Buy Katrina & the Waves at iTunes Buy Katrina & the Waves Katrina & the Waves at eMusic Add to Collection
2:07pm Howlin' Wolf Local How Many More Years 7" Single (Chess)
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2:04pm William Clarke Local Pawnshop Bound Alligator Records—50 Years Of Genuine Houserockin' Music (Alligator)
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Otis Rush - The Essential Otis Rush album artwork 2:01pm Otis Rush Local Three Times A Fool The Essential Otis Rush (True North)
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12/3 - 1pm hour
The Nick Moss Band featuring Dennis Gruenling - The High Cost of Low Living album artwork 1:59pm The Nick Moss Band featuring Dennis Gruenling Local Count on Me The High Cost of Low Living (Alligator)
Buy The Nick Moss Band featuring Dennis Gruenling The High Cost of Low Living at Reckless Records Buy The Nick Moss Band featuring Dennis Gruenling at iTunes Buy The Nick Moss Band featuring Dennis Gruenling The High Cost of Low Living at eMusic Add to Collection
Swansea Sound - Live at the Rum Puncheon album artwork 1:54pm Swansea Sound Pasadena Live at the Rum Puncheon (HHBTM/Skep Wax)
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1:50pm Safety Town Local Fake It Fake It (Earth Libraries)
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Sasha and the Valentines - So You Think You Found Love? album artwork 1:37pm Sasha and the Valentines Don't You Love Me So You Think You Found Love? (Oof)
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New Madrid - New Madrid album artwork 1:33pm New Madrid Are You The Wind New Madrid (Lemonade)
Track Notes: One of my favorite LPs from 2021. What are your favorites? Email me at dj@chirpradio.org. Buy New Madrid New Madrid at Reckless Records Buy New Madrid at iTunes Buy New Madrid New Madrid at eMusic Add to Collection
Helado Negro - Far In album artwork 1:32pm Helado Negro La Naranja Far In (4AD)
Track Notes: CHIRP artist interviews air on Tuesdays at 10:12am, Wednesdays at 8:12pm, and Fridays at 1:12pm, or check them out any time at chirp radio dot org slash podcasts! Buy Helado Negro Far In at Reckless Records Buy Helado Negro at iTunes Buy Helado Negro Far In at eMusic Add to Collection
Vanishing Twin - Choose Your Own Adventure album artwork 1:08pm Vanishing Twin Vanishing Twin Syndrome Choose Your Own Adventure (Soundway)
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1:07pm Beautify Junkyards Reverie Cosmorama (Ghost Box)
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12/3 - 12pm hour
12:55pm Astute Palate Bring it on Home Astute Palate (Petty Bunco)
Buy Astute Palate Astute Palate at Reckless Records Buy Astute Palate at iTunes Buy Astute Palate Astute Palate at eMusic Add to Collection
12:52pm Ric Wilson Local Fall In Chicago (featuring Stahx) sometimes i don't feel good (self-released)
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Urge Overkill - Oui album artwork 12:47pm Urge Overkill Local A Necessary Evil Oui (Omnivore)
Track Notes: This LP comes out Jan 28, 2022. First LP in a decade from this legendary Chicago band. Can't wait to hear this new LP from Nash Kato and King Roeser. Buy Urge Overkill Oui at Reckless Records Buy Urge Overkill at iTunes Buy Urge Overkill Oui at eMusic Add to Collection
12:41pm Nicholas Tremulis & The Prodigals Local I Wanna Be Your Dog Rarified World (Immediate Family)
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