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Local rock bands deliver invigorating benefit concert after recovering lost bass

Local rock bands deliver invigorating benefit concert after recovering lost bass

Jeffrey Fox

September 7, 2014


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A monkey-masked woman belly danced against the stage, a singer leaped from a kick drum and the audience cried with delight as three bands proved that rock 'n' roll still exists in its rawest form on Saturday at The DownLo. The show, originally called "Replace the Bass," was intended to raise money for headliner and local band Wanderers & Wolves to replace a bass...

Recording studio creates scholarship for local musicians

Recording studio creates scholarship for local musicians

Jeffrey Fox

August 31, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

There's only one place you'd find two rappers, three singer-songwriters and a funky family band performing in the same night. Chico's 1078 Gallery, which has become well-known for showcasing local talent, hosted a benefit concert Saturday featuring Sick Bird, Jbiz, Deedee Vest, Alex Brown, Joe Goodwin and Sofa King for the Energy Plant Arts recording ...

Groovin’ to fresh, local reggae band

Groovin’ to fresh, local reggae band

Michael Quiring

August 30, 2014


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Local reggae-rock group Mystic Roots Band filled City Plaza with a good-vibin' groove for one of the last Friday Night Concerts of the summer. The free concert received a solid turnout. The Mystic Roots Band's lively and interesting 90-minute set encouraged many attendees in the crowd to dance and sing along to t...

Monstros rock show features raw, powerful performances

Monstros rock show features raw, powerful performances

Jake Hutchison

August 30, 2014


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Instrument cables and sneakers raked across the sawdust covered floor of Monstros Pizza Friday night as local bands West by Swan and Metronaut were accompanied by Oakland's The Sorority.The scent of pizza filled the air as drums and amplifiers were positioned before the increasingly energetic crowd. ...

Local band surfs through killer set

Local band surfs through killer set

Collin Davis

August 27, 2014


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"This is our second practice in three years," proclaimed drummer Jesse Shreibman at the beginning of a whirlwind set by Chico surf rock band Mammoth Torta. Although the reunited band had forgotten how some songs started and some song names altogether, it didn't stop it from powering through 30 minutes of intense, surf...

Wildcat Welcome kicks off semester with chilling, soulful performances

Wildcat Welcome kicks off semester with chilling, soulful performances

Jake Hutchison

August 24, 2014


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The swelling of violins and an intensifying drumbeat accompanied Run River North's Alex Hwang as he abandoned his acoustic guitar and sprung off of the stage to meet a crowd of enthusiastic spectators, his compelling voice leaving Chico State students in awe. Both new and returning students gathered Saturda...

Friday Night Concert provides enjoyable community atmosphere

Friday Night Concert provides enjoyable community atmosphere

Emma Wood-Wright

May 17, 2014


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A man in a yellow T-shirt plays the air piano along with the band Urban Legend at the 37th anniversary of Downtown Chico’s Friday Night Concert series. “I’ve been going to the concerts since I was 11,” local John G. said. “I can’t recall the amount of bands I’ve seen here.”The free concerts will run every Friday until Sep...

YG sells out solid show at Senator

YG sells out solid show at Senator

Michael Quiring

May 14, 2014


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A sold-out crowd filled the Senator Theatre in anticipation to listen to one of the West Coast's latest stars Tuesday night during finals week. From classics to modern hits, the show covered it all.Hip-hop artist YG came to Chico for one of the many shows on his "My Krazy Life" tour. Special guest DJ ...

Watershed Review re-invigorates literary legacy

Watershed Review re-invigorates literary legacy

Veronica Hodur

May 13, 2014


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A truly cohesive work of art only occurs if everyone involved is truly dedicated. This is how Watershed Review has continued to push the boundaries on what a literary magazine can be. Watershed Review, Chico State's literary magazine, began in 1977 and was cut a few years ago due to funding issues. In 2012, it was reinstated as an intern prog...

Extraordinary art stuns at Matador Motel

Extraordinary art stuns at Matador Motel

Emma Wood-Wright

May 12, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Photo Galleries, Reviews

Photographs by Chelsea Jeffers Fighting gusts of wind, artists stayed grounded at The Art at the Matador event Saturday at the Matador Motel. Hosted by the Chico Visual Arts Alliance, the event gave artists an opportunity to share their work with the community. "It's an amazing organiza...

North State Symphony performance bids farewell to professor

David Kahn

May 11, 2014


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The North State Symphony presented a performance of "Harmonic Landscapes" Saturday, May 10.The North State Symphony, a combination of Chico and Redding symphonies, was established in 2001 and has been part of Chico State's College of Humanities and Fine Arts for 14 years. During that time, the North State Symphony has ...

Chico State students boogie at PETE prom night

Chico State students boogie at PETE prom night

Veronica Hodur

May 10, 2014


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Many college students may wish that they could relive the glitz and glam of high school prom. Thanks to Chico State's Physical Education Teaching Education program, that wish has been granted. PETE threw its annual prom night Thursday in Yolo Hall, and the dancing was so much more elegant than traditional h...

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