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Sounds clash at BMU concert

Sounds clash at BMU concert

Trevor Whitney

March 15, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

The real battle at AS Productions' Sound Clash event Friday night was between the sound engineer and the audience's ears. Technical difficulties and audio problems occurred the moment the first band, Bull Moose Party, strummed their first chord. They never stood a chance. What started as a weird mix in the ...

Study Break: ‘Chappie’

Study Break: ‘Chappie’

Erin Vierra

March 11, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

What makes us human? Is it the temporary body that we are given, or is it what's on the inside, our soul, that makes us who we are?This, along with other questions, is at the heart of what "Chappie" is all about.It has been six years since Neill Blomkamp came out with his groundbreaking directorial debut with h...

Mac Sabbath takes Chico for a ride

Mac Sabbath takes Chico for a ride

Erin Vierra

March 10, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Like Alice falling down the rabbit hole, so were the crowds at Lost on Main. They were about to enter the world of. ...Mac Sabbath.Who is Mac Sabbath, audiences may wonder?A trippy underground band that performs Black Sabbath songs but with a McDonalds twist. Oh and they dress up as characters from the family lo...

Reggae band Rebelution promotes “good vibes” at Chico concert

Reggae band Rebelution promotes “good vibes” at Chico concert

Greta Gordon

March 9, 2015


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Smoke filled the room and red, green, and yellow spotlights danced around the ceiling at the Senator Sunday night as Rebelution took the stage. The crowd went wild cheering."Tonight we're going to play a little of old stuff and a little new stuff," announced the lead singer Eric Rachmany to a cheering audience, "hope you ...

“Target Earth” misfires

“Target Earth” misfires

Trevor Whitney

March 8, 2015


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The words "live-action" and "graphic novel" aren't typically associated—perhaps for good reason. But Saturday's act, The Intergalactic Nemesis: Target Earth, combined them anyway, proving that "because you ain't seen nothing like it" is a good enough reason to like something that doesn't quite work. What...

The Mondegreens album release reels in support, with good reason

The Mondegreens album release reels in support, with good reason

Lauren Smith

March 8, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

At Cafe Coda on Friday, local folk group The Mondegreens celebrated the release of their debut album, "Kid Tell Time," to an enthusiastic audience. Opening acts included fellow Chico musicians The Rugs as well as Alex and Tom from the Sacramento folk-rock band Walking Spanish. Although the crowd for the two openers was nothing compared to the tight, sweaty ...

‘Antigone’ thought-provoking, current despite age

‘Antigone’ thought-provoking, current despite age

Greta Gordon

March 7, 2015


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The action and drama of the Greek tragedy, "Antigone," plays with complex ideas of morality. When Chico State’s Department of Music and Theatre chose to stage a Greek tragedy they knew it would be unlike other shows they have done in the past. “Because we’re working in an education department, ...

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...

Punk is not dead in Chico

Punk is not dead in Chico

Daena Marissa Iqbal Hakim

March 1, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Illuminating the gallery walls, the soft glow of warm lighting bounced across the room, lining a trail of contemporary art. 1078 gallery played host to “The Jefferson Pre-Fest,” a hardcore punk showcase celebrating “The Jefferson Fest” based in Anderson, CA. The Jefferson Fest is a hard...

North State Symphony tries out 3rd conductor candidate

North State Symphony tries out 3rd conductor candidate

Amanda Rhine

February 23, 2015


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Walking into Laxson Auditorium Saturday night, notes of classical instruments being fine tuned filled the air and heightened the room's anticipation for the coming performance and chance to witness a piece of the North State Symphony's history in the making. The masterpieces of Jakob Ludwig Fe...

Narrow Minded: ‘Chico Unplugged’ impresses at new venue

Narrow Minded: ‘Chico Unplugged’ impresses at new venue

Trevor Whitney

February 20, 2015


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Equipped with a new location at Madison Bear Garden and some unfamiliar talent, every night of this semester's "Chico Unplugged" is guaranteed to be different than any night in the past. Chico State's School of the Arts Productions has been teaming up with KCSC radio and the Instructionally Related Activities program to put on...

Sparks soar in Zap Mama show

Sparks soar in Zap Mama show

Trevor Whitney

February 20, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Four women dressed in tight black outfits with gold chains and sleeves casually walked into the spotlight onstage singing in harmony. It was hypnotizing. The shiniest of the quartet, group founder and lead vocalist Marie Daulne, started beatboxing and improvising her own separate melodies as the oth...

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