Andre Nickatina, J. Lately, Cool Nutz

Event Date/Doors Open: 
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 8:00pm
Event Time: 
$20 Advance, $25 Day of Show

On Wednesday, January 23, the CCPA and University of Oregon Campus Radio 88.1 FM KWVA proudly welcome Andre Nickatina back to the WOW Hall along with special guests J. Lately and Cool Nutz.

            San Francisco’s Andre Nickatina is touring in support of his new album Pisces, on 75 Girls Records.  Pisces is Nickatina’s first new recording since 2014’s Cupid got bullets 4 me.

Born March 11, 1970, Andre started his career in the early 1990s under the name Dre Dog when he released The New Jim Jones and I Hate You With a Passion under the local label In-A-Minute Records.  In the mid-1990s he changed his name to Andre Nickatina and states on the album Raven in My Eyes it was to establish an identity so that when he was older people still wouldn’t be calling him “Dre Dog”.

 After his first two albums, Andre’s style underwent a transformation. He continued a rough delivery but moved away from violent lyrics to a more smooth style. His evolution -- as well as cocaine related themes throughout his career -- resulted in a large following in the Bay Area and with college students. He is considered a Bay Area legend where he’s called “King Nicky”.

Twenty-five years since the release of his critically acclaimed debut, the longevity of Andre Nickatina speaks for itself.  An award-winning MC and producer (2005 Bay Area Artist of The Year / Album of The Year for Bullets), Nickatina has released over 20 albums.  Andre has also gained critical acclaim for his work as a filmmaker, with more than seven films to has credit as either director, co-director, executive producer, producer or actor, including the highly ambitious 2003 CD/movie project Conversation With a Devil.



J.Lately distinguishes himself as an emcee with his soulful style and laid back flow. A true appreciation for music along with the unique ability to put everyday life into a relatable perspective has allowed him to flourish in the local Bay Area scene and beyond. His music possesses the rare ability to make you contemplate and vibe out simultaneously, finding the perfect balance between the conscious and the stoner.

Coming from the small town of Sebastopol, and having split time between Oakland and Southern California, his influences are eclectic and mesh together effortlessly to form his own individual style. A relentless drive has kept Lately on tour across the country with artists such as Zion I, Locksmith, and A-Plus of the Hieroglyphics. He has released multiple solo and collaborative projects, with his most recent solo album, Be F^@&ing Happy, garnering the attention of many notable blogs and listeners alike. 


Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 day of show.  Doors open at 8:00 pm and showtime is 9:00.