j matthews

Under the moniker “DJ Nickles,” J Matthews has made incalculable cameo appearances at nearly every Twin Cities nightclub and multiple raves since the early 90s, in addition to high-profile performances at the long running “Bump” at the Phoenix Landing in Cambridge, MA. Today, Matthews continues to showcase his talent throughout the cities while holding down his residency at First Avenue and working tirelessly on his International on-line radio show “Funk Yeah FM” on ChicagoHouseFM.com. He has quickly gained respect from both clubbers and ravers alike and after many years of hard work, he’s no doubt a Twin Cities staple.

“Growing up with a family that has a love for musical expression has certainly helped me to be a DJ. Plus, being a part of the Midwest dance community has taught me so much about this music, and how rich and diverse it can be. I have been graced with the opportunity to have house as a part of my life, and I will never take it for granted.” – j matthews

Past Shows


Nov
29
th
2014
The Record Room
Nov
29
th
2014
The Record Room

Ghetto and HotDish

with Nate Laurence and j matthews
Oct
25
th
2014
The Record Room
Oct
25
th
2014
The Record Room

HotDish

with Nate Laurence, j matthews, PATRICK JAMES and more!
Sep
27
th
2014
The Record Room
Sep
27
th
2014
The Record Room

CHRONIK SOLUTIONZ and HotDish

with Justin Lewis, Nate Laurence and j matthews
Aug
30
th
2014
The Record Room
Aug
30
th
2014
The Record Room
Jul
26
th
2014
The Record Room
Jul
26
th
2014
The Record Room

DJ ESP WOODY MCBRIDE and HotDish

with Nate Laurence and j matthews
Jun
28
th
2014
The Record Room
Jun
28
th
2014
The Record Room

REES URBAN, DEREK FER REAL and HotDish

with Nate Laurence and j matthews
May
31
st
2014
The Record Room
May
31
st
2014
The Record Room

BLAKE WALKER (Open House Chicago/Sugarcane Family) and HotDish

with Chukkles, Nate Laurence and j matthews
Apr
26
th
2014
The Record Room
Apr
26
th
2014
The Record Room

Jason Hodges and HotDish

with Nate Laurence, j matthews and Aaron Bliss
Feb
22
nd
2014
The Record Room
Feb
22
nd
2014
The Record Room

T MIXWELL and HotDish

with Nate Laurence, j matthews and GHOST CHANNELS
Dec
28
th
2013
The Record Room
Dec
28
th
2013
The Record Room

HotDish

with j matthews, BIG MAMA J & PJ and BLAKLITE
Nov
30
th
2013
The Record Room
Nov
30
th
2013
The Record Room

DJ Fresko and HotDish

with Nate Laurence, j matthews and Bunnymob
Oct
26
th
2013
The Record Room
Oct
26
th
2013
The Record Room

HotDish

with Nate Laurence, j matthews and MATT MOXX
Aug
31
st
2013
The Record Room
Aug
31
st
2013
The Record Room

NICK GUNZ and HotDish

with Nate Laurence, j matthews and JASON HEINRICHS
Jul
27
th
2013
The Record Room
Jul
27
th
2013
The Record Room

Aaron Litschke, Matt Veloce and HotDish

HOTDISH presents A BLACK REUNION featuring AARON LITSCHKE and MATT VELOCE
with Nate Laurence and j matthews
Jun
29
th
2013
The Record Room
Jun
29
th
2013
The Record Room

Centrific and HotDish

A BLACK LIGHT HOEDOWN
with Nate Laurence, j matthews and SAINT LEWIS
May
25
th
2013
The Record Room
May
25
th
2013
The Record Room

HotDish and DJ Fresko

HOTDISH presents FRESKO
with j matthews, Nate Laurence and GOK TEZGOR
Apr
27
th
2013
The Record Room
Apr
27
th
2013
The Record Room

DERRICK CARTER and HotDish

with j matthews and Nate Laurence
Mar
30
th
2013
The Record Room
Mar
30
th
2013
The Record Room

HotDish and JESSE SAUNDERS

HOTDISH presents JESSE SAUNDERS
with Nate Laurence and j matthews
Feb
23
rd
2013
The Record Room
Feb
23
rd
2013
The Record Room

ANDREW EMIL and HotDish

HOTDISH presents ANDREW EMIL
with Matt Veloce, j matthews and Nate Laurence
Jan
26
th
2013
The Record Room
Jan
26
th
2013
The Record Room

Alexander East and HotDish

HOTDISH presents ALEXANDER EAST
with Nate Laurence, j matthews and PATRICK JAMES
Dec
29
th
2012
The Record Room
Dec
29
th
2012
The Record Room

HotDish

with JOHN BENSON, EvL E, MATT MOXX and more!
Nov
24
th
2012
The Record Room
Nov
24
th
2012
The Record Room

Stacy Kidd, HotDish and Soul Identity

with j matthews, Nate Laurence and Matt Veloce
Oct
27
th
2012
The Record Room
Oct
27
th
2012
The Record Room

HotDish

with Matt Veloce, Aaron Litschke, j matthews and more!
Oct
6
th
2012
The Record Room
Oct
6
th
2012
The Record Room

DJ TERRY MULLAN, HotDish and BLACK

with Scrubfish, Nate Laurence and j matthews
Sep
1
st
2012
The Record Room
Sep
1
st
2012
The Record Room

Dimitri Max, HotDish and BLACK

with Nate Laurence, j matthews and GIRL E
Aug
4
th
2012
The Record Room
Aug
4
th
2012
The Record Room

HotDish and BLACK

with j matthews, Nate Laurence, Christian James and more!
Jul
7
th
2012
The Record Room
Jul
7
th
2012
The Record Room
Jun
2
nd
2012
The Record Room
Jun
2
nd
2012
The Record Room

BLACK and HotDish

with BROWNIE’S OUTRAGEOUS PIZZA PARTY OF 1997, Nate Laurence, j matthews and more!
May
5
th
2012
The Record Room
May
5
th
2012
The Record Room

Jonn Hawley, JC HANNA, HotDish and more!

with Nate Laurence and j matthews
Apr
7
th
2012
The Record Room
Apr
7
th
2012
The Record Room

BLACK, HotDish, j matthews and more!

with RICHY RIVERA, meese-2019-600web and Christian James
Mar
3
rd
2012
The Record Room
Mar
3
rd
2012
The Record Room

DJ ALDRIC, Aaron Brooks, HotDish and more!

with Nate Laurence and j matthews
Feb
4
th
2012
The Record Room
Feb
4
th
2012
The Record Room

Lee Jarvis, HotDish and BLACK

with Nate Laurence, j matthews and BRYAN GERRARD
Jan
7
th
2012
The Record Room
Jan
7
th
2012
The Record Room

BLACK and HotDish

with JIZZ THA GOODZ, j matthews, mustang sally and more!
Dec
23
rd
2011
The Record Room
Dec
23
rd
2011
The Record Room

BOB MCBRIDE’S GOING AWAY PARTY

with j matthews, DJ Verb X and A MONKEY PLAYING MUSIC
Nov
5
th
2011
The Record Room
Nov
5
th
2011
The Record Room

HotDish and BLACK

with Natas, E-Tones, j matthews and more!
Oct
1
st
2011
The Record Room
Oct
1
st
2011
The Record Room

HotDish, Romano Arcaini and BLACK

with JEFF KA$H, Nate Laurence and j matthews
Sep
3
rd
2011
The Record Room
Sep
3
rd
2011
The Record Room

HotDish, BLACK and Lady D

with Nate Laurence, j matthews and DJ XEL
Aug
6
th
2011
The Record Room
Aug
6
th
2011
The Record Room

HotDish, BLACK, Jake Encinas and more!

with j matthews and Nate Laurence
Jul
2
nd
2011
The Record Room
Jul
2
nd
2011
The Record Room

BLACK, HotDish and Atnarko

with Nate Laurence, j matthews and Jevne
Jun
4
th
2011
The Record Room
Jun
4
th
2011
The Record Room

HotDish, BLACK and Chuck Love

with j matthews and Nate Laurence
May
14
th
2011
The Record Room
May
14
th
2011
The Record Room

BLACK

with E-Tones, Matt Veloce, j matthews and more!
May
7
th
2011
The Record Room
May
7
th
2011
The Record Room

DJ CAMOFLAUGE, HotDish and BLACK

with Oliver Twist, Nate Laurence and j matthews
Apr
2
nd
2011
The Record Room
Apr
2
nd
2011
The Record Room

BLACK and HotDish

with Scrubfish, JD Havens, Nate Laurence and more!
Jan
1
st
2011
The Record Room
Jan
1
st
2011
The Record Room

BLACK and HotDish

with BLAKLITE, KYLE WYLD, j matthews and more!
Dec
4
th
2010
The Record Room
Dec
4
th
2010
The Record Room

HotDish and BLACK

with j matthews, Nate Laurence, Natas and more!
Nov
6
th
2010
The Record Room
Nov
6
th
2010
The Record Room

BLACK and HotDish

with Justin Long, Nate Laurence, j matthews and more!
Oct
10
th
2010
The Record Room
Oct
10
th
2010
The Record Room

MONDAY OFF! 2

CELEBRATE NATIONAL KICK BUTT DAY!
with KEVIN KING, DJ ESP WOODY MCBRIDE, Brace and more!
Oct
2
nd
2010
The Record Room
Oct
2
nd
2010
The Record Room

BLACK and HotDish

with JEFF KA$H, j matthews, Nate Laurence and more!
Sep
4
th
2010
The Record Room
Sep
4
th
2010
The Record Room

BLACK and HotDish

with Jonn Hawley, Lee Jarvis, Nate Laurence and more!
Jul
3
rd
2010
The Record Room
Jul
3
rd
2010
The Record Room

BLACK

with Nate Laurence, j matthews, SHAUN TUDOR and more!
Jun
5
th
2010
The Record Room
Jun
5
th
2010
The Record Room

BLACK

with NICK GUNZ, CHRYSTAL MANN, Nate Laurence and more!

More Shows

May
11
th
7th St Entry

The Garden

Nov
14
th
7th St Entry
canceled

Vagabon

with Angelica Garcia
Jan
31
st
Fine Line
canceled

Monster Magnet

with Nebula and Silvertomb
Dec
17
th
Live Stream

Lucinda Williams