The Orion

Featured Artist: 5 Mile Myth brings good vibes and sick music to Chico

Jayna Feldman and Kailo Castilla playing their instruments Photo credit: Christian Solis

Alex Coba

April 10, 2019

One of the things that makes a band great is group chemistry. Without it, a band can fall into obscurity or even fail to get off the ground in the first place. Luckily, 5 Mile Myth has enough chemistry to spare, as is apparent from just one conversation with the band. They are one of the most genuine gr...

Chico State musicians tackle Terry Riley’s ‘In C’

A violinist from New Music Symposium concentrates while playing the beginning of Terry Riley's

Rayanne Painter

March 3, 2019

Ever read “choose your own adventure” books as a child? Chico State’s New Music Symposium recreated just that, but with music and rhythm.Guest composer Terry Riley joined the audience at the Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall on Thursday evening to watch the musicians recreate his masterpie...

Sunday Iris duo uses relationship to foster creativity

Sunday Iris consists of the couple Lisa Langley and Dave Elke. Photo credit: Tara Killoran

Grant Schmieding

October 12, 2018

Plucking a guitar grounds him in the present moment, washing him with a feeling of calm, serene creativity. Singing brings her to a happy place - giving her a sense of purpose and passion. Lisa Langley and Dave Elke, who make up the local two-part band “Sunday Iris,” use these profound feelings...

Chico State’s musical groups unite to celebrate holiday season

A childrens' choir is featured in the concert. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

Natalie Hanson

December 3, 2017

This year's Glorious Sounds of the Seasons concert showcases Chico State's musical talents with a holiday theme. The concert's first performance took place in the Harlen Adams Theatre on Friday at 7:30 p.m. Two performances continued through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and on Sunday Dec.3 at 2 p.m. Th...

‘Dynamic, eclectic’ shirtless solidarity

The trio band smiles with pride as they share their story. Photo credit: Megan Moran

Matthew Manfredi

March 28, 2016

Whether it’s a basement, bar or traditional venue, if they don’t show their team colors it is likely they will get harassed by the audience to do so. You can tell a lot about a band from their name. Team Skins is no exception. “Yeah, we play shirtless every show," said Mathew Houghton, guit...

North State Symphony performance bids farewell to professor

David Kahn

May 11, 2014

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 ...

The Upstairs Neighbours bring the funk

Each member of The Upstairs Neighbours really feeling their instrument.Photo credit: Chelsea Jeffers

Veronica Hodur

January 28, 2014

In a calm, welcoming environment, a jazzy beat sounds through the Saturday morning air as mothers and their babies bounce in time to the music of The Upstairs Neighbours while enjoying freshly baked muffins.The Upstairs Neighbours, a local band made of Chico State students, play jazz-influenced pop at locat...

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