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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

12/5 - 7am hour
7:01am Curtis Mayfield Local Move On Up The Anthology 1961-1977 (Curtom)
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Pan American - A Son album artwork 7:01am Pan American Local Brewthru A Son (Kranky)
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12/5 - 6am hour
6:58am beastii Local Earthquake Weather Can't Wait (self-released)
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6:56am Adnan Othman & the Wanderers Revolusi (Revolution) "Bershukor" A Retrospective of Hits by a Malayasian Pop Yeh Yeh Legend (Sublime Frequencies)
Track Notes: Compiled by Carl Hamm, who also patched together Sublime Frequencies' previous Malaysian rock comp Pop Yeh Yeh - Psychedelic Rock from Singapore and Malaysia 1964-1970, this collection showcases the full spectrum of pop yeh yeh's (rock n roll sung in Malay and sometimes Bawean) godfather, Adnan Othman. Buy Adnan Othman & the Wanderers "Bershukor" A Retrospective of Hits by a Malayasian Pop Yeh Yeh Legend at Reckless Records Buy Adnan Othman & the Wanderers at iTunes Buy Adnan Othman & the Wanderers "Bershukor" A Retrospective of Hits by a Malayasian Pop Yeh Yeh Legend at eMusic Add to Collection
6:40am Loggins & Messina Angry Eyes On Stage (Columbia)
Track Notes: One of my favorite live tracks by any band, Angry Eyes features birthday boy Jimmy Messina on lead vocals. Happy birthday, Jim! And good morning to Jens and Season, who checked in with a hello this AM. Jens is listening all the way in New Zealand. Buy Loggins & Messina On Stage at Reckless Records Buy Loggins & Messina at iTunes Buy Loggins & Messina On Stage at eMusic Add to Collection
6:37am Girl Ray Girl Girl (Moshi Moshi)
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6:33am Mamadou Kelly Haira (David Harrow Remix) Les Bateaux (Clermont Music)
Track Notes: Les Bateaux, Malian guitarist and songwriter Mamadou Kelly’s fourth album features remixes from David Harrow and David Cook. The new tracks were recorded in NYC with American musicians. This is Kelly's first LP since 2017. Buy Mamadou Kelly Les Bateaux at Reckless Records Buy Mamadou Kelly at iTunes Buy Mamadou Kelly Les Bateaux at eMusic Add to Collection
6:21am Omar Souleyman Shlon Shlon (Mad Decent)
Track Notes: Shlon is the most recent release from the Syrian dabke singer, Omar Souleyman Buy Omar Souleyman Shlon at Reckless Records Buy Omar Souleyman at iTunes Buy Omar Souleyman Shlon at eMusic Add to Collection
6:11am Big World, Inusa & Swen G Morning Light (Coffee Shop Remix) Single (Clubland)
Track Notes: I got my cup of Joe and I'm ready to go this morning, subbing again for the Meister! Buy Big World, Inusa & Swen G Single at Reckless Records Buy Big World, Inusa & Swen G at iTunes Buy Big World, Inusa & Swen G Single at eMusic Add to Collection
6:08am The Jealous Sound Beautiful Morning A Gentle Reminder (Subjective)
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6:03am Laura Nyro The Morning News Season of Lights (Columbia)
Track Notes: Good morning! Buy Laura Nyro Season of Lights at Reckless Records Buy Laura Nyro at iTunes Buy Laura Nyro Season of Lights at eMusic Add to Collection
6:03am Yung Morning View A Youthful Dream (Fat Possum)
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12/2 - 2pm hour
2:52pm Tombstones In Their Eyes I Want You Maybe Someday (Somewherecold)
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2:51pm Shellac Local Shoe Song 1000 Hurts (Touch and Go)
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2:51pm Salvation Local Year of the Fly Year of the Fly (Forge Again)
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2:41pm Eddy Current Suppression Ring Our Quiet Whisper All in Good Time (Castle Face)
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2:33pm The Rolling Stones Can't You Hear Me Knocking Sticky Fingers (Universal International Music)
Track Notes: Saxophonist extraordinaire Bobby Keys died on this date in 2014. He was exceptional on this great Stones' track. Buy The Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers at Reckless Records Buy The Rolling Stones at iTunes Buy The Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers at eMusic Add to Collection
2:29pm Spray Paint BRW's Theme Into the Country (12XU)
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Carl Sagan 2:22pm Carl Sagan's Skate Shoes Under the Texas Sun Carl Sagan's Skate Shoes (Super Secret)
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2:18pm Luggage Local Cam Shift (Corpse Flower)
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2:12pm Jeff Pilson Meaning of Love Mr. Bolin's Late Night Revival: Tommy Bolin Tribute (Rainbow Foundation)
Track Notes: Former Dokken and DIO bassist takes a star-turn on this Tommy Bolin cover. Buy Jeff Pilson Mr. Bolin's Late Night Revival: Tommy Bolin Tribute at Reckless Records Buy Jeff Pilson at iTunes Buy Jeff Pilson Mr. Bolin's Late Night Revival: Tommy Bolin Tribute at eMusic Add to Collection
2:03pm Tommy Bolin Post Toastee Private Eyes (Columbia)
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2:01pm Chants R&B I'm Your Witchdoctor Wild Things: Wyld Kiwi Garage: 1966-1969 (Flying Nun)
Track Notes: This one always makes me think of Owen and the Kiwi Brunch, which airs every Sunday on CHIRP from 9 am until noon. Buy Chants R&B Wild Things: Wyld Kiwi Garage: 1966-1969 at Reckless Records Buy Chants R&B at iTunes Buy Chants R&B Wild Things: Wyld Kiwi Garage: 1966-1969 at eMusic Add to Collection
12/2 - 1pm hour
1:56pm Sweep the Leg Johnny Local Only In A Rerun Going Down Swingin' (Southern)
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1:54pm The Golden Palominos Something Becomes Nothing Blast of Silence (Celluloid)
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1:47pm Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile Continental Breakfast Lotta Sea Lice (Matador)
Track Notes: On request from MR WX. Buy Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile Lotta Sea Lice at Reckless Records Buy Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile at iTunes Buy Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile Lotta Sea Lice at eMusic Add to Collection
1:42pm Tempers Leonard Cohen Afterworld Private Life (Dais)
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1:39pm Bill Callahan So Long, Marianne Single (Drag City)
Track Notes: Leonard Cohen cover. Buy Bill Callahan Single at Reckless Records Buy Bill Callahan at iTunes Buy Bill Callahan Single at eMusic Add to Collection
1:31pm SOAK Bloodbuzz, OH Single (Rough Trade)
Track Notes: Cover of a National song. Buy SOAK Single at Reckless Records Buy SOAK at iTunes Buy SOAK Single at eMusic Add to Collection
1:23pm The Sha La Das Just for a Minute Love in the Wind (Daptone)
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