Andre Nickatina with J. Lately
January 23 • 8:00 pm• $20 – $25
On Wednesday, January 23, the Community Center for the Performing Arts and University of Oregon Campus Radio 88.1 FM KWVA proudly welcome Andre Nickatina back to the WOW Hall long with special guest J. Lately.
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. He has released multiple solo and collaborative projects, with his most recent solo album, Be F^@&ing Happy, released in 2017. Lately has toured with artists such as Zion I, Locksmith, and A-Plus of the Hieroglyphics.
Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 day of show, and are available at U. of O. Ticket Office, WOW Hall and www.ticketweb.com. Doors open at 8:00 pm and showtime is 9:00. The WOW Hall is located at 291 W. 8th Ave. (the corner of 8th and Lincoln in Eugene) and is open for all ages (6-11 half price at the door when accompanied by parent or adult guardian; five and under no charge). Adult refreshments are available downstairs. For more information please call 541-687-2746.