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Mike Nikolich DJ Profile

I host The Thursday Spin at 10 pm CST every Thursday. My show is a mix of new and old indie, world, alternative, punk, rock, jazz, prog, ambient, blues, soul and anything else that works. The Thursday Spin airs until midnight, but if enough listeners make the request, I will stay on much later. Either way, I guarantee that you will hear artists that aren't played anywhere else -- and I love to play your requests!

Check out Mike's two most recent shows here.

Mike Nikolich's Playlists

3/30 - 12pm hour
12:39pm El Michels Affair Murkit Gem (featuring Piya Malik) Yeti Season (Big Crown)
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12:39pm King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard O.N.E. L.W. (KGLW / Flightless)
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12:36pm Go Time! Local Carrying the Load Eight Ball (Sound Gypsy)
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12:31pm Impulsive Hearts Local I'm In Love With A Girl Single (Self-released)
Track Notes: If you didn't know D Rock, who I'm subbing for today, plays in a great band called Impulsive Hearts, now you do! Nice reworking of an Alex Chilton classic. Buy Impulsive Hearts Single at Reckless Records Buy Impulsive Hearts at iTunes Buy Impulsive Hearts Single at eMusic Add to Collection
12:24pm Jr. Thomas & The Volcanos What a Shame Rockstone (Colemine)
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12:23pm Nubiyan Twist Tittle Tattle (featuring Cherise) Freedom Fables (Strut)
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12:18pm Fleeting Joys Come To Speeding Away to Someday (Only Forever Recordings)
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12:18pm Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra Movement 4 Promises (Luaka Bop)
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12:17pm The Moody Blues The Afternoon Days of Future Passed (Deram)
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12:14pm Journey Koboutek Journey (Columbia)
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3/18 - 11pm hour
11:59pm Corvair Oceansided Corvair (Paper Walls)
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11:52pm Citrus Clouds Woah Collider (Lolipop)
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11:47pm Cheryl K Money (That's What I Want) Crazy Rich Asians (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Water Tower Music)
Track Notes: Written by Barry Gordy and Janie Bradford and originally recorded by Barrett Strong, this song has been covered by dozens of artists, including famous versions by the Beatles and the Flying Lizards. Cheryl K's version cooks, too! Buy Cheryl K Crazy Rich Asians (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) at Reckless Records Buy Cheryl K at iTunes Buy Cheryl K Crazy Rich Asians (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) at eMusic Add to Collection
11:43pm The J. Geils Band First I Look at the Purse The J. Geils Band (Atlantic)
Track Notes: This song was originally released by the Contours and written by Smokey Robinson and Bobby Rogers. J. Geils Band had an FM hit with their version. Buy The J. Geils Band The J. Geils Band at Reckless Records Buy The J. Geils Band at iTunes Buy The J. Geils Band The J. Geils Band at eMusic Add to Collection
Laura Nyro - Smile album artwork 11:37pm Laura Nyro Money Smile (Columbia)
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11:36pm Lisa Lauren Can't Buy Me Love Lisa Lauren Loves the Beatles (Planet Jazz)
Track Notes: Killer version of the Lennon & McCartney classic. Go to chirpradio.org/donatenow and make that donation right now! Buy Lisa Lauren Lisa Lauren Loves the Beatles at Reckless Records Buy Lisa Lauren at iTunes Buy Lisa Lauren Lisa Lauren Loves the Beatles at eMusic Add to Collection
11:25pm Nubiyan Twist Tittle Tattle (featuring Cherise) Freedom Fables (Strut)
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11:24pm The Misunderstood She Got Me -- Version 1 Chidlren of the Sun (Fontana)
Track Notes: On request from Ken, who made a generous $100 gift! Thanks, Ken. Great suggestion, too! Buy The Misunderstood Chidlren of the Sun at Reckless Records Buy The Misunderstood at iTunes Buy The Misunderstood Chidlren of the Sun at eMusic Add to Collection
11:21pm The Transgressors Lucky Day They Made Her A Criminal (Super Secret)
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11:07pm Big Joe Williams Stack of Dollars Nine String Guitar Blues (Delmark)
Track Notes: A blues-tinged set for CHIRP's 2021 Spring Fund-raiser! Go to chirpradio.org/donate and make your tax-free donation today. Buy Big Joe Williams Nine String Guitar Blues at Reckless Records Buy Big Joe Williams at iTunes Buy Big Joe Williams Nine String Guitar Blues at eMusic Add to Collection
Fleetwood Mac - Peter Green 11:04pm Fleetwood Mac Shake Your Moneymaker Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac (Blue Horizon)
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11:02pm Albert Collins If Trouble Was Money Alligator Records 45th Anniversary Collection (Alligator)
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3/18 - 10pm hour
10:54pm Porridge Radio x Piglet Let's Not Fight! Strong Enough b/w Let's Not Fight! Single (Secretly Canadian)
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Mdou Moctar - Afrique Victime album artwork 10:53pm Mdou Moctar Tala Tannam Afrique Victime (Matador)
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Big Star - #1 Record/Radio City album artwork 10:43pm Big Star In The Street* #1 Record/Radio City (Ardent)
Track Notes: Thanks to Mike for making a generous donation! Mike's a former DJ and Big Star/Alex Chilton fan. Buy Big Star #1 Record/Radio City at Reckless Records Buy Big Star at iTunes Buy Big Star #1 Record/Radio City at eMusic Add to Collection
Ola Sweet - Carnation album artwork 10:39pm Ola Sweet Ghosts RPT Carnation (Younger Dryas)
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10:32pm Palberta Big Bad Want Palberta5000 (Wharf Cat)
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10:31pm Timbuk 3 Just Another Movie Field Guide: Some of the Best of Timbuk 3 (I.R.S.)
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Traffic - The Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys album artwork 10:12pm Traffic Rock & Roll Stew The Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys (Island)
Track Notes: Steve Winwood founded Traffic with Jim Capaldi, Chris Wood and Dave Mason on this date in 1967. 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
10:09pm Lonnie Holley Do T Rocker National Freedom (Jagjaguwar)
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