Nelson Arreguín

Nelson Arreguín

Member of the Shure Artist Relations team. Music dilettante & sneaker aficionado. Live music is his favorite diversion.
The LAMC Celebrates Its Quinceañera
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The LAMC Celebrates Its Quinceañera

It’s a right of passage for almost every 15-year-old girl of Hispanic heritage. A quinceañera is typically a huge fiesta which celebrates a young girl’s transition from childhood to womanhood and presents her to the community as young adult. The celebration highlights God, family, and community, and typically includes plenty of music, food, and a […]
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Corky Siegel’s Chamber Blues Records at Shure

Shure’s Performance Listening Center (PLC) managed by Dean Giavaras is used internally for a myriad of reasons. Operated by the Product Development Division, Shure associates use it daily to test and evaluate microphones, critical listening, recording, photo shoots, and even band rehearsals. It’s our very own private studio. But from time to time the PLC’s […]
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Nelson’s Do’s and Dont’s at Concerts

Because of my job doing Artist Relations for Shure I’ve had the pleasure of witnessing some pretty amazing shows. I’ve also had the opportunity to catch some pretty bad ones. Not that I’m complaining… It might be that the band has an off night for whatever reason and they don’t sound as good as you […]
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RAC at Lincoln Hall 3/31/14

You’re either a fan of remixes or you’re not. I get it, I’ve heard pretty bad ones myself. But as a former DJ, I do love a good remix when properly executed. Especially when it’s already a great song people love but it’s presented to you in a different way. Some remixes can barely be […]
2014 Juno Awards
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Juno Award Nominees Highlight – Artist of the Year

Hello, friends. The time has come. The Juno Awards will be celebrated this Sunday, and we are down to our last featured category: Artist of the Year. This prestigious prize is awarded to best individual musician in Canada for the year. Recent winners include: Leonard Cohen, Feist, Neil Young, K’naan, Sam Roberts, Michael Bublé and […]
2014 Juno Awards
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Juno Award Nominees Highlight – Album of the Year

We are about a week away from the Juno Awards which will be celebrated at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, MB, Canada, on Sunday March 30th. So far, I have highlighted the nominees for Pop Album of the Year, Rock Album of the Year, Breakthrough Artist of the Year, and Single of the Year. We are […]
2014 Juno Awards
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Juno Award Nominees Highlight – Single of the Year

Usually before a new album is released, artists and their record labels release what they call the album’s single. Singles are typically the album’s best song or songs, which are chosen to be released prior to the album’s official release for promotional purposes. In this week’s Juno Award Highlight, I am happy to feature the […]
2014 Juno Awards
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Juno Award Nominees Highlight – Pop Album of the Year

We are a little over a month away from the Juno Awards which will be celebrated at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, MB, Canada, on Sunday March 30th. As the AR guy in charge of keeping an eye on artist activity to the north of the U.S., the Juno Awards is a must-watch for me. What […]
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Sexy Songs For You This Valentines

Valentine’s Day is upon us once again, my dear friends. I know: some people LOVE this day, and some people despise it. Some go all out to show their significant other how much they make their heart pitter-patter while others say it’s just a manufactured holiday. There’s no right or wrong here, but I say […]
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Artist Relations 2014 NAMM Recap

A couple of weeks ago, and for the first time that I can remember, The NAMM® Show (National Association of Music Merchants) was held at the same time as the GRAMMYs. Everyone knows what the GRAMMYs are all about, but The NAMM Show, held in January each year, is one of the most important trade […]
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Music To New Year Resolution To…

10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1…. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! It’s that time again, clean slate time! The time when it’s OK to forget about all the promises you didn’t keep the year before and re-promise them to yourself with the best intentions. It’s ok, I’m pretty sure the majority of the […]
DMX Christmas Cover
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My Vote For Best Christmas Song Cover: Forever!!!

In my colleague Mike’s latest post – The Most Wonderful (Musical) Time of the Year – he shared with us some really great, classic Christmas albums to enjoy while you and your loved ones celebrate the Yuletide Season. His list of 5 are quintessential, holiday classics that everyone should have in their collection. It’s hard […]
Rock and Roll Photographer Paul Natkin
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My Day With Rock And Roll Photographer, Paul Natkin

Last week I thanked our good friend Paul Natkin for providing me some awesome pictures for My 5 Favorite Music Venues in Chicago blog post. “Who is he?” you ask? Well, if you’re a fan of music, and a fan of photography, Paul Natkin is a name you must know. Not only has Paul shot […]
Shuremobile at the Riviera Theater
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My 5 Favorite Music Venues In Chicago

Being born and raised in the City of Broad Shoulders, there are many reasons to hold your head up and be proud – from it’s fiery history survived by a limestone tower on it’s magnificent mile, which serves as a symbol of the City’s endurance and grit, its imposing skyscrapers and resplendent downtown architecture that […]
Toro Y Moi
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No "Harm In Change", Shure Welcomes Toro Y Moi

Quick! Press play on the video below and enjoy the song while you read on…< I really appreciate music I can listen to a lot without it getting played out in my head or interfering with my ability to multitask. That balance is why I’ve come to really listen to a lot of our newest […]
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Our Newest Endorsers Suggest You “Free Your Mind”…

In 2008, our newest endorsers, Cut Copy, reached super stardom with their second album In Ghost Colours, which reached number one on Australia’s Aria Music Charts. The album featured melodic dance-pop hits like “Feel the Love”,  “Lights & Music”, and “Hearts On Fire” which kept dance floors busy and them touring. In 2010, They followed […]
Rainy Day Playlist
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My Rainy Day Playlist

Inspiration comes in many ways, shapes, and forms. From happiness that comes from a positive occurrence in your life like meeting the love of your life, to bad breaks ups and everything in between. Even the weather affects your mood and creativity. Like the clouds this morning in Chicago. (I actually enjoy them.) Happenstance is […]
Wale
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We Welcome "The Gifted" – Wale

Many words have been used to describe him. Poet, deep, witty, versatile, prolific, lyrical genius, underrated, unmatched, ambitious, multi-talented, driven, etc… But all those can easily be summed up by the title of his third studio album, “The Gifted”, which has topped the charts all summer and has received critical acclaim. Busting out of Washington, […]
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The Soundtrack Of Your Life: Starring… You!

If you’re like me I need music on for everything. You know, just in case… You never know when you’re going to have that dramatic cinematic moment during the course of your day, where, whether planned or unplanned, you’re going to do something absolutely breathtaking. And, when that moment arrives, you want the perfect song […]
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What drummer first got you paying attention to drummers?

The answer to this question is easy. Animal from the Muppets of course… As soon as I saw this madman pounding his mini drum kit I was mesmerized by his “caraaaazy”! He was the type of Muppet that marched to his own beat, played the drums with abandon, as if no one was watching, and […]
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How did you get into Artist Relations?

I was born and raised in the beautiful city of Chicago to immigrant parents from Mexico who love a good fiesta. Almost all my early memories are filled with those of family parties. Baptisms, birthdays, saint’s days, First Communions, Confirmations, Quinceñeras, weddings, barbecues at random forest preserves and at Lake Michigan after my dad’s baseball […]
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Neon Indian Rides Into Chicago

October 14, 2011 Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL We recently welcomed Neon Indian to our Artist Endorser Family and although I have been a fan of Alan Palomo since his solo project known as Vega, and even more so after listening to Neon Indian’s Psychic Chasms released in 2009, I never had the pleasure of […]
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Give It Voice Regional Showcase::Toronto::Mod Club::01/24/11

Monday, January 24 The SM58 Give It Voice Tour departed Chicago and headed northeast to Toronto, Ontario Canada for the Regional Final at the famous Mod Club. It was a cold winter night but @VanessAlegacy and Marc Cowie warmed up the house as they went head to head with 40 minutes sets each. Vaness aLegacy hit […]
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Black Dub @ Lincoln Hall in Chicago

11/24 Last night I got to see Black Dub perform at Lincoln Hall here in Chi-town in support of their self titled debut album which was released earlier this month. Black Dub is Daniel Lenois’ newest project which includes the masterful Brian Blade on drums, Daryl Johnson on Bass, Daniel on guitar and the soulful Janis Joplinesque voice of Trixie Whitley, […]
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2010 Latin Grammys @ Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas

11/11/10 Showday!!! Woke up and ironed my suit for the Latin Grammys. I ate some breakfast with one of my co-workers and went to the venue to catch some of the dress rehearsals for a bit before the green carpet opened at 1pm. The doors opened to the general public at 3pm and wow was […]
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Lila Downs @ Chicago Symphony Hall

From time to time we have some amazing visitors here at Shure and on Thursday the beautiful Mexican songstress and Shure Endorser Lila Downs paid us a visit a day before her show at Chicago’s Symphony Hall. I picked her up along with her husband Paul Cohen, their adorable newborn baby Benito and their Nanny […]
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Mike Posner @ the House of Blues – Chicago

Yesterday I got a chance to interview Shure Endorser Mike Posner in one of the prayer rooms in the Foundation Room of the House of Blues in Chicago. If you have never been, upon entering the room it feels like your transported somewhere Zen in Asia. The atmosphere is very tranquil and the attention to detail in the decorations […]
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Nickelback @ Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Ft. Wayne IN

Nickelback has been one of our longtime endorsers and we finally got an opportunity to sit down with them before their show last night at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Ft. Wayne IN. For those who don’t know Ft. Wayne is about 4 hours south-east from Chicago by car. Luckily I was accompanied by our amazing photographer […]
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Babsonicos @ The Ravenswood Event Center

Los Babasonicos, one of Argentina’s most popular and hardest working rock bands, were in town last night for a special free event at the Ravenswood Event Center in Chicago. I have never attended a show at The Ravenswood Event Center so I was curious to see what this place was all about. I was able […]
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Alex Cuba @ S.N. Shure Theater and Rumba

Hello Amigos, today we had a very special treat at Shure. We had two-time Juno Award winner and Shure endorser, Alex Cuba, visit our corporate headquarters here in Niles, IL. He is in town today to play a show at Rumba to promote his recently launched third album which is self-titled. Rumba is one of […]
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Ozomatli @ House of Blues (Chicago)

The first time I ever heard Ozomatli was in 1998. I was sick in bed with a migraine. My migraines, when I get them, tend to be pretty severe. So painful that I have to literally lock myself in a dark room and shut out all outside noise. For some reason, that day, the TV in […]
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Coachella Valley Music and Art Festival :: Indio, CA :: Day Three

Coachella Day 3 After a hard night’s sleep I began my last day in the desert with Shure Endorsers Babasonicos from Argentina.  They charmed the crowd with their bravado and stage presence. After their set I hung out with them and had some lunch at the catering tent backstage. This was to be my first actual […]
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Coachella Valley Music and Art Festival :: Indio, CA :: Day Two

Coachella Day 2 After my usual stop at Starbucks and another traffic filled morning, day two started with Shure Endorsers Zoe from Mexico. This is one of my favorite bands. Their psychedelic alt-rock and spacey lyrics are really appealing to me. I definitely think they are one of Mexico’s best at the moment and from the […]
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Zoé :: Congress Theater :: 4/9/10

Shure Endorsers Zoé stopped by Chicago last Friday to play a packed house at the historic Congress Theater while on a cross-country 12 city bus tour of the States. The Mexican alt-rockers rocked the packed house with lead singer León Larregui’s spacey vocals, Sergio Acosta’s guitar mastery, Jesus “Chucho” Baez’s haunting keyboards, Angel Mosqueda’s atomic bass […]
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Ana Tijoux :: Martyr’s :: 3/27/10

Saturday night I witnessed something very refreshing. I witnessed the powerful energy of a female MC by the name of Ana Tijoux of Chile. After being touted as one of SXSW’s darlings, her debut U.S. tour brought her to Chicago to play Martyr’s with her second solo album named 1977. The title represents the year she […]
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Silversun Pickups :: United Center :: 3/12/10

When I was asked if I could cover the Silversun Pickups and Muse show at the United Center in Chicago I jumped at the chance; Not only would I finally get to see Muse Live for the first time, I would get a chance to interview Shure Endorsers, the Silversun Pickups, whose new album, Swoon has […]
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Patti Smith::Park West::02/20/10

I’ve been very lucky to have the opportunity to meet many amazing artists working Artist Relations for Shure, but this weekend I had a very special honor. I got to meet and interview the “Godmother of Punk” herself, the legendary Patti Smith. We met after her soundcheck at the Park West in Chicago where she was […]