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Editor’s Picks: Our sports editor’s top 10 songs

Ricardo's playlist that he puts on at all times of the day.

Ricardo Tovar

March 8, 2019

Music is a strange thing for me, I don't seek it out and don't stay updated as most people do. Occasionally, I hear something from a friend and I like the band/performer and look them up. So a lot of songs I listen to are pretty dated, but this playlist is still full of songs from all across my life...

California bands: 2016 record releases

Promotional photo from Saosin. Photo credit: Brandon Sloter

Matthew Manfredi

May 4, 2016

If someone wants to consider themselves a fan of heavier or alternative music and is sick of hearing about the Billboard top releases, Hollywood hits and the ongoing discussion of Kanye West, rest assured they're not alone. Much like Chico, cities all over the Golden State are riddled with an undergr...

Festival founder shares insights about Warped, Lollapalooza, Mayhem tours

Kevin Lyman, founder of Vans Warped Tour and Rockstar Mayhem Festival, visited Chico State students for a discussion on Thursday. After working in the festival circuit for decades, Lyman's favorite part of managing tours has been watching bands grow from small stage acts to headliners. Photo credit: Brandon Foster

Jake Hutchison

December 10, 2014

The first Warped Tour was a disaster. Tickets didn't sell, money was lost and founding Production Manager Kevin Lyman found himself frantically trying to pull together smaller shows to balance out profits. Concert connoisseur Lyman discussed his failures, comebacks and branding bands with Chico State stud...

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