Exploring music in Chico

Julianna Eveland

We have all experienced the frustration that comes from overplayed pop songs on the radio, the annoying advertisements on Pandora and the lack of money to purchase music on iTunes.

But right here in Chico there is an underground music world that is just waiting to be explored.

Live music is energetic, spirited and social. Not to mention it’s free and local. Just as I’m working on my dream of becoming a writer, local artists are working on theirs right here in town.

There are the Friday Night Concerts in Chico City Plaza, live music shows at Laxson Auditorium and even parties on the weekend where Chico State students perform live music.

GiovanniTahsini, a sophomore at Chico State who performs on the weekends, says music is about a variety of things.

“Remembering who you are, being in tune with your surroundings, elevating your consciousness, loving yourself and one another,” he said.

Music culture is huge in Chico and checking out the local scene is definitely worthwhile.

Julianna Eveland can be reached at [email protected] or @theorion_news on Twitter.