Aaron Nelson

Aaron Nelson

Reporter / Photographer
A 23-year-old contributor born-and-raised in the PNW, Aaron earned his Bachelor's studying at the University of Oregon's School of Journalism and Communication. Currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Aaron always has his ear out for the hottest releases and covers shows and festivals across the west coast. Reach out with any story ideas or inquiries!

The Latest: 

ALISON WONDERLAND WOWS SELLOUT CROWD AT SAN FRANCISCO’S BILL GRAHAM AUDITORIUM

To say that Alexandra Sholler, the Aussie DJ and producer, better known as Alison Wonderland, has seen her stock rise in 2018 would be quite an understatement. Through the...

RA RA RIOT BRINGS HOUSE PARTY ENERGY WITH ‘THE RHUMB LINE’ 10TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR

Indie-rock group Ra Ra Riot has relied on their unique and ambitious sound from the start. The band, consisting of current members Wes Miles, Mathieu Santos, Rebecca Zeller...

[STREAM] GANZ – I’LL BE GONE

Last week, Dutch future bass producer GANZ released his latest single under Steve Aoki's Dim Mak records, I'll Be Gone. Following previously released tracks Let's Fly Away...

[PHOTOS] ‘THE ENDLESS SUMMER’ TOUR CAPTIVATES IN MOUNTAIN VIEW

G-Eazy brought his 2018 summer tour to the Shoreline Amphitheatre on Sunday, July 29, and along with a stacked bill of supporting acts, he delivered a truly memorable night of...

G-EAZY BRINGS ‘THE ENDLESS SUMMER’ TOUR HOME TO THE BAY

Oakland's own G-Eazy, the rapper born Gerald Earl Gillum and raised in The Town, made his big break into the hip-hop scene in 2011 with the release of a mixtape titled The Endless...

PLAYBOI CARTI GETS ROWDY IN SAN FRANCISCO TO KICK OFF NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINING TOUR

The Soundcloud rap movement is one that I have never fully understood. I was late to the party when it came to appreciating the style, both sonically and aesthetically. But...

[Preview] SEATTLE’S BUMBERSHOOT MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL RETURNS FOR 48TH YEAR

Do not sleep on Bumbershoot 2018. When the Emerald city's largest music and arts festival returns for the 48th time this Labor Day weekend, it will bring a new focus on hip-hop...

AUDIOTISTIC MUSIC FESTIVAL DELIGHTS BASS LOVERS IN SECOND BAY AREA APPEARANCE

This past weekend, Insomniac Events welcomed bass fans back to Northern California for the second annual presentation of its genre-blending Audiotistic Music Festival. The...

PETIT BISCUIT RELEASES NEW ‘WAKE UP’ MUSIC VIDEO

The 18-year-old French producer known as Petit Biscuit released a brand new video for the latest single off his 2017 debut album Presence, Wake Up, featuring Bipolar Sunshine and...

[REVIEW] FIREFLY MUSIC FESTIVAL 2018 BLOWS AWAY ALL EXPECTATIONS

When my interest in the music festival circuit first peaked, there were a few that immediately jumped to the top of my list to attend someday. The east coast’s largest...

[REVIEW] SOFI TUKKER’S ‘TREEHOUSE’ WORLD TOUR HITS FOX THEATER

Intimate; multicultural; unique; these words don't typically jump to the top of the list when it comes to describing most dance-pop artists. New York electronic duo Sofi Tukker...

OAKLAND RAP & HIP-HOP FESTIVAL ‘BLURRY VISION’ SHINES IN FIRST YEAR

Oakland is a city nearly inseparable from hip-hop culture. From the likes of Del the Funky Homosapien, Too $hort, and the late Bay Area icon Mac Dre, to E-40 and G-Eazy, the...

[REVIEW]: JOEY BADA$$ BRINGS ‘THE AMERIKKKANA TOUR’ TO THE REGENCY BALLROOM

A stand-out star in rap's Beast Coast movement, 23-year-old Brooklyn native Joey Bada$$ brought The Amerikkkana Tour to San Francisco on Tuesday, May 8, with support from...

[PHOTOS] VANCE JOY OPENS NORTH AMERICAN ‘NATION OF TWO’ TOUR AT GREEK THEATRE

Berkeley, CA - Australian singer and songwriter Vance Joy opened his North American Nation of Two Tour at the Greek Theatre on Friday, April 13, dazzling fans with his upbeat...

[PHOTOS] WHAT SO NOT KICKS OFF ‘THE BEAUTIFUL THINGS’ TOUR IN OAKLAND

Australian DJ-producer What So Not opened The Beautiful Things tour on Thursday April 5, 2018, at the Fox Theater in Oakland, Calif. From among his impressive stage setup...
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