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A night of sentimental feeling with The Waifs

George Johnston

August 27, 2015


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"Come away with me," The Waifs sang on Tuesday night at Laxson Auditorium in a tour to promote their new album "Beautiful You." The five-member Australian band rocked the auditorium with an hour and a half of bluegrass-folk tunes. Vocalist Vikki Thorn began the show with "Come Away," followed by he...

Black Fong pumps up the funk at The Maltese

Black Fong pumps up the funk at The Maltese

Tom Sundgren

August 27, 2015


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A red curtain backdrop lit up by stage lights cut through every other color on stage when the soulful Black Fong hit the stage for a Pride celebration.The intro tune kicked off with a dreamy, spacey feel with prominent and clean guitar chords. Lead vocalist and guitarist, Jack Dammit International, ap...

“American Ultra”: A classic stoner comedy with a twist

“American Ultra”: A classic stoner comedy with a twist

Erin Vierra

August 24, 2015


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Summer is slowly winding down, the last of the brainless flock of summer movies are gracing the theaters. This week, it's the stoner-action comedy film "American Ultra." Imagine Kevin Smith directing a Jason Bourne movie and you'll get the basics of what "Ultra" tries to be—an over-the-top, acti...

‘The Girl on the Train’ review

‘The Girl on the Train’ review

George Johnston

August 24, 2015


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Rachel is a depressed alcoholic struggling to get over her ex-husband. Bored, suburban housewife Megan suffers from insomnia. And Anna lives in marital bliss with Rachel's ex. First-time author Paula Hawkins appropriates these characters as load-bearing walls for her new novel, "The Girl On The Train."Tol...

Latest Cobain documentary leaves one heck of an impression

Latest Cobain documentary leaves one heck of an impression

Haley Rodriguez

May 15, 2015


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The long-anticipated documentary “Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck” premiered on HBO May 4 after its original debut at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. Compared to other Cobain documentaries, such as “Kurt & Courtney” or “Kurt Cobain: About a Son,” “Montage” takes t...

Marvel fans unite for ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

Marvel fans unite for ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

Erin Vierra

May 3, 2015


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The Marvel cinematic universe is one that everyone would love to be a part of. A place where heroes and gods come together to bring peace and order to a chaotic world. Ever since "Iron Man" came out in 2008, fans have united to lift every Marvel film to box office success. With 11 movies to da...

Study Break: Tom DeLonge ‘To the Stars’ album review

Study Break: Tom DeLonge ‘To the Stars’ album review

Greta Gordon

April 30, 2015


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After Tom DeLonge, co-lead singer and guitarist for Blink-182, very publicly split from his bandmates in January, he decided it was a good idea to release a studio album with a mix of his personal work and Blink-182 demos from a canceled album. The album, "To the Stars … Demos, Odds and Ends," ...

Aubrey Debauchery ends Chico swan song on emotional note

Aubrey Debauchery ends Chico swan song on emotional note

Amanda Rhine

April 28, 2015


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Saturday night the 1078 Gallery was full of music-loving locals, beer and debauchery — Aubrey Debauchery. The concert, indifferently titled, “See Ya Later, Dudes,” was Debauchery's farewell to her Chico life as she prepares to take her show on the road and explore what else the big, bad world h...

Coolio stirs up ’90s nostalgia but gives lackluster performance

Coolio stirs up ’90s nostalgia but gives lackluster performance

Amanda Rhine

April 19, 2015


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Lost On Main somehow managed to transform into a time machine and travel back to the '90s for a less-than-fantastic voyage on Friday night. People of all ages (from 21 and up) and backgrounds flocked to see Coolio perform his once monstrous hit songs. The results were both disappointing and rousing, creating a...

Cammies: Punk Showcase

Cammies: Punk Showcase

Erin Vierra

April 16, 2015


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There is no question that punk lives on in Chico. The 2015 Cammies Punk Showcase was the hit of the music festival as crowds of both young and old filled Monstros Pizza during the Saturday event. Twenty-four energetic bands poured their heart and soul into short sets to fans who were constantly demanding more.The ...

Cammies: Indie/Experimental Showcase

Cammies: Indie/Experimental Showcase

Amanda Rhine

April 16, 2015


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The word “experimental” has a tendency to raise a few eyebrows, and when it’s referring to a genre of music there is bound to be some skepticism when one doesn't know what to expect.Friday night, The Maltese Bar & Tap Room hosed the indie/experimental section of the 2015 Cammies, and any skepticism was replaced with pl...

Cammies: Hard Rock/Metal Showcase

Cammies: Hard Rock/Metal Showcase

Tom Sundgren

April 15, 2015


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Three-piece black metal band Blight opened up the Cammies hard rock/metal showcase on Thursday with great intensity. The guitarist and bassist did screaming, high-pitched dual vocals. The drummer was persistent with great high-speed tempos right behind them. The band's overall sound was dark and dissonant with a lot of distortion fr...

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