Hey Everyone, Aaron Axelsen and his wife Olivia are expecting a baby next month, and their due date was moved up to early February. So, to not conflict with the big day, we will cancel the February 9th Symposium, and will definitely reschedule to a later date TBD. We’d like to extend a big Thank You to all of you who already purchased tickets; you all will be receiving a full refund! We hope to see you all at the rescheduled Symposium!
And, of course, a huge congratulations to Aaron and Olivia!
Join us on Saturday, February 9th (Reschedule Date TBD), as we unpack Aaron Axelsen ’s career in radio, and how he helped to shape and expose the Bay Area to the modern, alternative music world. The evening will include an interview with BFF.fm Founder & Manager, Amanda Guest, followed by an audience Q&A, and DJ set from Axelsen himself.
About Aaron Axelsen:
For more than 20 years, Aaron Axelsen has been a leading figure in the Bay Area’s radio and entertainment industry. Now a Music Director and Assistant Program Director for ALT 1053 (formerly Live 105), Axelsen is a principle component for two iconic Bay Area music festivals: BFD and Not So Silent Night. Additionally, Axelsen is a DJ/Radio Host of one of the longest-running electronic mix shows in the country, Subsonic, where Aaron spins an eclectic mix of beats for the Bay, including everything from EDM and trap to glitch hop and classic '90s electronica.
Aaron is also the co-founder and resident DJ for SF indie club institution, Popscene, which has been throwing weekly parties in San Francisco for 20 years (currently hosted at Rickshaw Stop). Popscene is famously known for being the nightclub that launched a thousand bands; artists like Amy Winehouse, Arctic Monkeys, Sam Smith, Alt-J, Phoenix, Calvin Harris, Oh Wonder, Ellie Goulding, Vampire Weekend, Lily Allen, Dandy Warhols, and more made their Bay Area debut at Popscene.
Aaron is also a versatile DJ, spinning a cutting edge yet palatable and fun mix that includes indie, '80s, hip-hop, top 40, post-punk, '60s soul, remixes, funk, EDM, rock, Y2K blog haus and more at parties, corporate events, and more recently, a wedding! On top of all of the back-end and promotional work he does for BFD, Axelsen still manages to DJ a set each year in the popular BFD Subsonic Dance Tent.
About Music City Symposiums:
Music City Symposium is an opportunity for all of us to see familiar musicians in a different light. Each event will feature an interview, audience Q & A, and small performance with the hopes of providing greater insight into music careers at different stages. As a community we can better understand the influences and motivations behind career musicians and industry professionals, and ways to better improve our own craft.