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Q&A: Professor on folk rock, Rihanna

Q&A: Professor on folk rock, Rihanna

Jake Hutchison

November 12, 2014


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Chico State English professor Geoff Baker opened up to The Orion about balancing his acoustic and folk music career and planning tours alongside lesson plans.Is it difficult to plan a tour when you are also teaching?The job makes it very hard. I literally don't have time to play gigs right now. It's har...

Q&A: The Unexpected Guest on songwriting, meatballs, racism

Q&A: The Unexpected Guest on songwriting, meatballs, racism

Jeffrey Fox

November 8, 2014


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The Orion chatted with Adan Gonzalez, senior music industry and recording arts major and singer-songwriter of The Unexpected Guest, about his time abroad, the Swedish music scene and releasing his first EP on iTunes. His most recent performance was Nov. 2 at 1078 Gallery.How long have you been performing?About s...

Q&A: Big Mo on children’s tales, blues

Q&A: Big Mo on children’s tales, blues

Michael Quiring

November 3, 2014


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Local blues musician Maurice Huffman of Big Mo & The Full Moon Band dished about his upcoming children's book, dream musical project and being part of the best blues band in Chico. The band's next performance will be Dec. 19 at the Chico Women's Club.The Orion: How did Big Mo & The Full Moon Ba...

Q&A: Student DJ, musician Clay Finch

Q&A: Student DJ, musician Clay Finch

Michael Quiring

October 24, 2014


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The Orion caught up with Clay Finch, senior music industry major and guitarist of folk-rock band Dakota Cree, about his band, inspirations and musical philosophy before his KCSC Radio local music show "Chico Homegrown" 7 p.m. Wednesday.The Orion: Where are you from?Finch: Glendale, specifically. It’s just north of Echo Park, in North Los A...

Q&A: Sofa King on puppets, funk soup

Q&A: Sofa King on puppets, funk soup

Jeffrey Fox

October 19, 2014


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The Orion met with the musicians of Sofa King to discover their origin story, writing process and inspirations before their show Oct. 14 at 1078 Gallery.The Orion: How did the band develop?Christina Comfort, lead vocals: The band originally started with myself and brothers Brian Jones and Douglas Jones. Brian and I met at Butte College while we were ...

Q&A: Hellogoodbye on hot Chico moms, sex rock

Q&A: Hellogoodbye on hot Chico moms, sex rock

Jake Hutchison

October 17, 2014


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The Orion chatted with the musicians of Hellogoodbye about dangerous tour adventures, early influences and memorable fans before they took to the Bell Memorial Auditorium stage for a passionate power pop show Thursday. The Orion: Tell me a little about your latest album, "Everything is Debatable."Forr...

Q&A: Wanderers & Wolves

Q&A: Wanderers & Wolves

Jeffrey Fox

October 2, 2014


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The Orion chatted with the musicians of Wanderers & Wolves about their band name, creative process and sound after their performance at the last fall A.S. Productions "Nooner" on Wednesday in Trinity Commons.The Orion: How did you all meet?Christian Crandall, guitarist: I met Joe a few years ago an...

Q&A: Dear Misguided

Q&A: Dear Misguided

Jeffrey Fox

September 25, 2014


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The Orion chatted with the alternative rockers of Dear Misguided about their band name, inspirations and writing music after their A.S. Productions "Nooner" performance Wednesday. The Orion: So what's the story behind the name "Dear Misguided?"David Hollenbeck, lead singer and guitarist: It was mostly t...

Q&A: Kyle Williams, soulful singer-songwriter

Q&A: Kyle Williams, soulful singer-songwriter

Jeffrey Fox

September 11, 2014


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Local singer-songwriter Kyle Williams shared his rich melodies and flair for song writing at A.S. Productions' second "Nooner" performance in Trinity Commons on Wednesday. The Orion spoke with him about his roots, competing for a gig on national television and his initial insecurities about changing his image.The Stage Fright EP b...

Readers, Digest: Students’ favorite international dishes

Christina Saschin

September 10, 2014


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In honor of the 29th annual Chico World Music festival, which will feature international food along with live international music performances on Friday, Sept. 12 and Saturday, Sept. 13, I asked Chico State students about their favorite international dishes.Jordan Fastenau, a graduate psychology major...

Q&A: Aubrey Debauchery & the Broken Bones

Q&A: Aubrey Debauchery & the Broken Bones

Jeffrey Fox

September 4, 2014


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After Aubrey Debauchery & the Broken Bones tore it up Wednesday at A.S. Productions' first fall "Nooner," The Orion talked to the band about the story behind their name, their inspirations and drinking tea after touring. The Orion: How long have you been performing together?Aubrey Debauchery, lead sin...

Q&A: Student releases first EP ‘Not Getting Over It’

Q&A: Student releases first EP ‘Not Getting Over It’

Jeffrey Fox

August 24, 2014


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Kaleb Sievers, a junior music industry major, held his first EP release party with five other local artists Friday at the Delta Psi Delta house. The Orion caught up with him before his set about how he started writing music, his punk inspirations and the muses of some of his newly released songs. The Or...

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