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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

8/5 - 12pm hour
Sam Prekop and John McEntire - Sons Of album artwork 12:57pm Sam Prekop and John McEntire Local Crossing at the Shallow Sons Of (Thrill Jockey)
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12:54pm Macie Stewart Local Maya, Please Single (Orindal)
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Kiko Dinucci - Rastilho album artwork 12:53pm Kiko Dinucci Olodé Rastilho (Mais um Discos)
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Stereolab - Dots and Loops album artwork 12:42pm Stereolab Parsec Dots and Loops (Elektra)
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Anadol - Felicita album artwork 12:38pm Anadol İstasyon Plajında Bir Tren Battı Felicita (Pingipung)
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Sleigh Bells - Kid Kruschev album artwork 12:37pm Sleigh Bells Show Me the Door Kid Kruschev (Torn Clean)
Track Notes: You can catch Sleigh Bells tonight at Metro at 8 pm. Buy Sleigh Bells Kid Kruschev at Reckless Records Buy Sleigh Bells at iTunes Buy Sleigh Bells Kid Kruschev at eMusic Add to Collection
Palm - Nicks and Grazes album artwork 12:33pm Palm Feathers Nicks and Grazes (Saddle Creek)
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The Shadows - Jigsaw album artwork 12:25pm The Shadows Friday on My Mind Jigsaw (Columbia)
Track Notes: Background music for the Friday Spin. Buy The Shadows Jigsaw at Reckless Records Buy The Shadows at iTunes Buy The Shadows Jigsaw at eMusic Add to Collection
Steve Lacy - Gemini Rights album artwork 12:23pm Steve Lacy Sunshine Gemini Rights (RCA)
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12:21pm Ty Segall Looking at You Hello, Hi (Drag City)
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Justus Proffit - L.A. 12:12pm Justus Proffit Split Into L.A.'s Got Me Down (Bar/None)
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Haunted Shed - Faltering Light album artwork 12:08pm Haunted Shed Old Joy Faltering Light (Strolling Bones)
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Laura Jean - Amateurs album artwork 12:07pm Laura Jean Teenager Again (Featuring Aldous Harding and Marlon Williams) Amateurs (Chapter)
Track Notes: My new favorite single! Buy Laura Jean Amateurs at Reckless Records Buy Laura Jean at iTunes Buy Laura Jean Amateurs at eMusic Add to Collection
Delicate Steve - After Hours album artwork 12:05pm Delicate Steve Playing in a Band After Hours (ANTI-)
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7/29 - 2pm hour
Frankie and the Witch Fingers - Monsters Eating People Eating Monsters... album artwork 2:54pm Frankie and the Witch Fingers Simulator Monsters Eating People Eating Monsters... (Greenway/The Reverberation Appreciation Society)
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2:49pm Motörhead Fast and Loose (40th Anniversary Master) Ace of Spades: 40th Anniversary (Sanctuary)
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2:47pm Municipal Waste Grave Dive Electrified Brain (Nuclear Blast)
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Girlsperm - The Muse Ascends album artwork 2:45pm Girlsperm Power Outage The Muse Ascends (Thrilling Living)
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Dry Cleaning - Stumpwork album artwork 2:43pm Dry Cleaning Don't Press Me Stumpwork (4AD)
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2:38pm King Crimson Heartbeat Beat (Warner Bros)
Track Notes: Adrian Belew liked this song so much he recorded a cover on his "Young Lions" LP, but this is the original. Buy King Crimson Beat at Reckless Records Buy King Crimson at iTunes Buy King Crimson Beat at eMusic Add to Collection
2:34pm Cheap Trick Magical Mystery Tour The Epic Archive, Vol 3 (1984-1992) (Epic)
Track Notes: What a perfect cover of the Beatles' classic! Buy Cheap Trick The Epic Archive, Vol 3 (1984-1992) at Reckless Records Buy Cheap Trick at iTunes Buy Cheap Trick The Epic Archive, Vol 3 (1984-1992) at eMusic Add to Collection
Wall Of Voodoo - The Index Masters album artwork 2:33pm Wall Of Voodoo Ring of Fire The Index Masters (Restless Records)
Track Notes: A cover within a cover, including Johnny Cash's Ring of Fire and Jerry Goldsmith's theme fromo the Movie Our Man Flint starring James Coburn. You can tell Wall of Voodoo founder Stan Ridgway had a start in the movie soundtrack business! Buy Wall Of Voodoo The Index Masters at Reckless Records Buy Wall Of Voodoo at iTunes Buy Wall Of Voodoo The Index Masters at eMusic Add to Collection
New York Dolls - New York Dolls album artwork 2:24pm New York Dolls Pills New York Dolls (Island)
Track Notes: The Dolls cover Bo Diddley (our second Bo Diddley cover today!!!). Buy New York Dolls New York Dolls at Reckless Records Buy New York Dolls at iTunes Buy New York Dolls New York Dolls at eMusic Add to Collection
The Luxembourg Signal - Blue Field album artwork 2:18pm The Luxembourg Signal Blue Field Blue Field (Shelflife)
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Anthony Moore - Flying Doesn 2:17pm Anthony Moore Useless Moments Flying Doesn't Help (Drag City)
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Interpol - The Other Side of Make-Believe album artwork 2:12pm Interpol Passenger The Other Side of Make-Believe (Matador)
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MARY LANE - Travelin 2:05pm MARY LANE Local Ain't Nobody Else Travelin' Woman (Woman of the Blues)
Track Notes: Mary Lane is playing at Buddy Guy's Legends this Sunday at 9 pm. Buy MARY LANE Travelin' Woman at Reckless Records Buy MARY LANE at iTunes Buy MARY LANE Travelin' Woman at eMusic Add to Collection
2:02pm John Lee Granderson Local Bumble Bee Rare Chicago Blues (1962-1968) (Rounder)
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7/29 - 1pm hour
Willie Buck with The Rockin 1:59pm Willie Buck with The Rockin' Johnny Band Local My Eyes Keep Me In Trouble Cell Phone Man (Delmark)
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1:57pm Willie Dixon Local You Can't Judge a Book By It's Cover Willie Dixon: The Chess Box (MCA / Chess)
Track Notes: Willie does Bo Diddley. Buy Willie Dixon Willie Dixon: The Chess Box at Reckless Records Buy Willie Dixon at iTunes Buy Willie Dixon Willie Dixon: The Chess Box at eMusic Add to Collection
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