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Q&A: Auyon Mukharji from Darlingside

Q&A: Auyon Mukharji from Darlingside

Sarah Strausser

February 16, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Q&As

On March 7, Darlingside will be at the Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. for an intimate music experience. Coming from Boston, Massachusetts, the band features four musicians who come together using dozens of instruments to create different, folk-like music. Auyon Mukharji, violinist and mandolinist for Darlingside,...

Music ordinance affects local bands

Music ordinance affects local bands

January 23, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Q&As

A white Fender Jaguar leans on the couch between Jac Derner and myself; three of the six tuning pegs are broken and wrapped in red duct tape. Derner, bass player for local rock trio My Lanta, played a show with his band mates on West Eighth Street the night before. The basement of the house was fille...

365Chico photo project highlights individuals of Chico

365Chico photo project highlights individuals of Chico

January 20, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Q&As, Showcase

With the beginning of a new year comes countless goals, resolutions and commitments. For Sesar Sanchez, 2016 will be a year full of photography. The 35-year-old Chico State graduate has committed to photographing and highlighting one Chico local every day of 2016. Tell me a little bit about your pr...

Tribal Seeds returns to the El Rey Theatre

Tribal Seeds returns to the El Rey Theatre

January 16, 2016


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Coming out of Chula Vista, San Diego, Tribal Seeds consists of: Steven Rene Jacobo, lead vocals and guitarist; Tony-Ray Jacobo, keyboard and vocals; Victor Navarro, bass; Carlos Verdugo, drums; E.N. Young, keyboard and vocals; and Ryan Gonzo, guitar and vocals. Starting off as a garage band, the Jacob...

Blood Cabana to embark on winter tour

Blood Cabana to embark on winter tour

December 13, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Q&As

Chico metal band Blood Cabana will be on the road starting Dec. 2 for their "Initial Attack" winter tour. The band will be playing in 12 towns throughout California for its second tour. The members shared their thoughts on touring and offered insight about what's not-so-fun about going on the road.What ar...

Day of the Dead art gallery comes to Chico Art Center

Day of the Dead art gallery comes to Chico Art Center

Tom Sundgren

November 8, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Q&As

Around 45 artists have entered and displayed their work at the Chico Art Center for Day of the Dead. The gallery will host a reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Nov. 13 in which a cash prize will be given to the artist who receives the most votes from viewers' ballots. Artist Victor Porter de...

‘The Martian’ author talks book, advice for writers

‘The Martian’ author talks book, advice for writers

George Johnston

October 2, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Q&As

Is there life on Mars? If Mark Watney, the character stuck on Mars after a dust storm in Andy Weir's novel "The Martian," counts, then yes, there's life on Mars.   Weir recently sat down with The Orion to discuss his book, "The Martian," now a major motion picture. You started out as a software engineer and now there's a Rid...

Inspiration through imagination

Dana Muensterman

September 23, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Q&As

The Thursday Night Market flourishes with people in a variety of age groups. As I walked around one of my favorite booths, admiring the paper maché sculptures and palm tree masks, a little girl stood next to me as we were both mesmerized by the works of art. “What do you think lives inside there?...

J.M. Dematteis on writing comics, Batman Day

J.M. Dematteis on writing comics, Batman Day

George Johnston

September 22, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Q&As

On Sept. 26, local comic book stores will participate in DC Comics' Batman Day. Stores will offer free special reprints of Batman's greatest stories. J.M. Dematteis, who has written more Batman comics than most people can read in one lifetime, talked to The Orion about his career and his thoughts on Batm...

Aberrance members on crashing their van, new music and tour smells

Aberrance members on crashing their van, new music and tour smells

Tom Sundgren

September 12, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Q&As

So tell us overall how was the band's summer? How many shows did you guys play in total roughly? Jake Hollingsworth: It was ridiculous. We had a tour plan that fell through last minute and managed to put together another one the morning that we left to play in Fresno. We ended up playing 10 shows across the west coast over two weeks in ...

Artists combine visions to explore significance of the small

Artists combine visions to explore significance of the small

Tom Sundgren

March 6, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Q&As

People can now see the "EXTRAordinary" exhibit created by art majors Hanna Aist and Lindsey Chamberlain at the third floor art gallery in Bell Memorial Union. They both used different materials when creating their pieces but kept the same overall theme for the exhibit. What does the art exhibit "Extra Ordinary" resemb...

In Flames brings destructive sound to Chico

In Flames brings destructive sound to Chico

Tom Sundgren

March 3, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Q&As, Reviews

Shadowy beings emerged from the onstage fog as heavy melodic guitar riffs flourished throughout the Senator Theatre's PA systems on Saturday as progressive metal act, In Flames, ignited the air with their incendiary sound. Devout fans of all ages head banged, moshed, crowd surfed, and sang along thr...

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