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Chico artists successfully revamp Madonna smash hits

Ending the first act with a bang Photo credit: Mathew Boe

Rayanne Painter

January 30, 2019

The sass of Madonna and the raw talent of Uncle Dad’s Art Collective joined forces for a fiery opening night. Filled with all of Madonna’s classic hits from “Material Girl” to “Like a Prayer,” musicians, vocalists and dancers collaborated beautifully to commemorate co...

Chico performances present Uncle Dad’s Art Collective

Before the performance a member of Uncle Dad's Art Collective.

Natalie Hanson

March 13, 2018

A weekend of musical events offered distinctly different, exciting journeys into two very different but unforgettable styles of music thanks to Chico's School of the Arts. Through SOTA, Uncle Dad’s Art Collective returned to Chico for a colorful, soul-filled tribute to Stevie Wonder at 7:30 p.m....

Uncle Dad’s Art Collective presents a night of listening

Caitlyn Young

December 13, 2017

There is a certain vibe that having a late night concert in a coffee shop creates that is very difficult to replicate in other places. This purely artistic, listening vibe was presented at the Naked Lounge on Thursday. Artist Scout and a band called Pregnant performed for an audience interested in si...

Queen tribute ‘symphonic and ethereal’

Carly Plemons

February 14, 2016

Chatter eased into anticipation as the lights dimmed and the sound of a piano and harmonies silenced the audience. "Queen: A Night At The Opera" produced by Uncle Dad’s Art Collective on Feb. 13 was unlike any other tribute or cover of a band I have seen before. The entire show was like watching...

Musicians, dancers will bring Queen to life at Laxson

A tribute to Queen is coming to Laxson on Feb. 13. Photo credit: Chico Performances Facebook page

February 1, 2016

"Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?" Fear not, fellow Chicoans, what you’ve read is true. Chico Performances and Uncle Dad’s Art Collective are joining forces to present “Queen - A Night at the Opera” on Saturday, Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at Laxson Auditorium. The event is also co-sponsored by AS...

Uncle Dad’s asks for fans’ input on next album tribute

Photo credit: Zak Magno

Ashiah Scharaga

March 9, 2015

Will it be "The Wall," "Elephant" or "Blood Sugar Sex Magik?"For the first time, fans of local art collective Uncle Dad's have a chance to weigh in on one of the group's live album tribute shows.A survey asking fans to rank albums across genres, from Beck's "Sea Change" to R. Kelly's "12 Play," will ...

Local artists will cover Prince in ‘Purple Rain’

Photo courtesy of Josh Hegg

Erin Vierra

January 29, 2015

The songs of Prince's "Purple Rain" will be divided among local musicians and played in various styles, ranging from jazz to rock, Feb. 21 in the Bell Memorial Union auditorium.The concert will include jazz quartet Bogg, alternative rock band The Shimmies and rock 'n' roll outfit The Lolos.The concept...

Local indie rockers sprint from concert to concert

The LoLos backstage at

Jeffrey Fox

September 14, 2014

The LoLos' guitarist Ben Colbeck pulls off his shirt as the band walks briskly down the sidewalk of West 3rd Street after a Chico BandSwap performance in the City Plaza. If he wants to change before the band's next show, he'll have to do it now.A few party-goers chant "LoLos" as the band rushes by. A fe...

Artist of all trades: Joshua Hegg

Artist of all trades: Joshua Hegg

Jake Hutchison

September 12, 2014

When Joshua Hegg was 9 years old, the local musician and skilled pianist actually despised taking piano lessons. It wasn't until attending high school and joining a jazz group that he found a passion for playing. "It was like I was fluent in another language," Hegg said. That passion would event...

Led Zeppelin IV tribute concert to feature eccentric spin on classics

The LoLos, who performed at the Wildcat Welcome Concert earlier this semester, will be one of more than 11 local acts performing at A.S. Productions' Led Zeppelin IV concert Saturday, Sept. 13. Photo credit: Annie Paige

Michael Quiring

September 7, 2014

A full cover of Led Zeppelin's legendary fourth untitled rock 'n' roll album, commonly known as "Led Zeppelin IV," will occur in the Bell Memorial Union auditorium at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13. Eleven acts, featuring many local musicians and dancers, will come together to put a unique Chico twist on the classic.The concert, produced by Uncle Dad's Art Collective and A.S. Pr...

Youth camp focuses spring break on music

Photo Courtesy of Uncle Dad's Art Collective

Maegan Webster

March 10, 2014

Music lovers will have a one-of-a-kind opportunity to get into the gritty details of music theory, songwriting and collaboration between artists with Uncle Dad's Art Collective's Let's Talk Music camp.The camp is designed to bring local musicians and knowledgeable guest speakers to help students lear...

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