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Roni Jean performing live at Freebird Yoga

‘Resting Sad Face’ paves way for up and coming Chico legend

Mario Ortiz Jr, A&E Editor // June 1, 2022

Lush and intoxicating are words that best describe the music of Chico State's own Roni Jean and their debut album, “Resting Sad Face.”  Roni Jean proves to be not just another face in the crowd...

Shout Out Louds release their sixth studio album House and announce US tour dates.

Shout Out Louds announce US tour and post-punk comeback

Michaela Harris, A&E Editor // February 18, 2022

Five years after the release of its fifth studio album “Ease My Mind,” Swedish pop band Shout Out Louds announced their long-awaited follow up “House,” along with a U.S. tour in May. For 20...

The third studio album from Brooklyn based rock band Best Breakfast.

Best Breakfast tackles pandemic anxiety in ‘Panacea’

Michaela Harris, Reporter // December 4, 2021

While dealing with isolation and global anxiety from the COVID-19 pandemic, Brooklyn-based indie band Best Breakfast was formed. The band released its third album “Panacea” on Nov. 19. Originally...

Braison Cyrus promotes his new album and music career.

Braison Cyrus releases haunting debut album ‘Javelina’

Michaela Harris, Reporter // November 15, 2021

Despite coming from a musical family, Braison Cyrus never envisioned himself as a musician. He dislikes being in front of a camera and has a deeper relationship with story telling rather than song writing....

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Up-and-coming indie artist drops album of the summer

Carrington Power, Reporter // September 9, 2021

She gathers the screams of her fans and adds them in the middle of a track. She takes risks, she thinks outside the box, she writes about heartbreak. It’s hard to describe Indigo De Souza’s music....

Brockhampton look into the light on ROADRUNNER. Art by Jessica Shippelhoute

Brockhampton party like it’s 2017 on ‘ROADRUNNER’

Thomas Stremfel, Reporter // April 28, 2021

After years of countless controversies and artistic detours, Brockhampton has returned with “ROADRUNNER: NEW LIGHT, NEW MACHINE,” focusing on emotionally potent, but colorful and bright bangers. Ever...

Tune-Yards embrace sunshine-infused indie pop on sketchy. Photo by Mehan

Tune-Yards’ ‘sketchy.’ is indie pop for everyone

Thomas Stremfel, Reporter // April 12, 2021

Coming a few years after their last full-length album, the indie oddity Tune-Yards has returned with some of their most unabashedly fun music on “sketchy.” The group’s 2018 “I Can Feel You...

Photo by Crowns & Owls.

‘TYRON’ proves that Slowthai is here to stay

Thomas Stremfel, Reporter // February 18, 2021

A couple of years after his breakout debut album, UK rapper Slowthai proves himself as an artist that can engage in higher concepts than some may have thought. His 2019 album, “Nothing Great About...

Miley Cyruss Plastic Hearts, released on Nov. 25. Courtesy of RCA records.

Miley Cyrus looks to the past to reinvent herself today

Thomas Stremfel, Reporter // December 5, 2020

Music superstar Miley Cyrus has discovered her sound in the most popular sounds of the 1980s pop landscape on “Plastic Hearts.” The 2010s saw Cyrus going through major growing pains. It seems like...

On Small Town Boy, Duncan Laurence isnt just writing songs, hes telling stories. Photo by Paul Bellart. Courtesy of Universal Music Group

Small town boy on the world stage: An exclusive with Dutch pop artist Duncan Laurence

Thomas Stremfel, Reporter // November 14, 2020

Duncan Laurence is a singer-songwriter hailing from the Netherlands, and he’s had an exciting 2020 to say the least. With one of his singles, “Arcade” becoming a trend on TikTok as well as his debut...

Ariana Grandes Positions released on Oct. 30, but doesnt quite hold up as well as previous albums Sweetener or thank u, next. Photo by Just Entertainment is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.

Ariana Grande is switching up positions, but it feels stale

Thomas Stremfel, Reporter // November 4, 2020

After the grieving process that was her 2019 album “thank u, next,” pop superstar Ariana Grande has returned with the much more thematically light “Positions.” Ariana Grande has been through...

Gorillazs new album, Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez released Oct. 23.

Gorillaz’s ‘Song Machine’ is the perfect summer playlist—in the middle of October

Thomas Stremfel, Reporter // October 29, 2020

What started out as a low-commitment string of singles gradually evolved into a full-fledged album of groovy electropop on Gorillaz’s new album, “Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez.” The...

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