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Luke Sweeney’s Peace Meal Group serenades their ‘hometown’

Grey Loo’s set was filled with electrifying music and lighting to match.

Melissa Joseph, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

The smell of freshly brewed coffee and the hum of large amps filled Tender Loving Coffee as dozens gathered to watch Luke Sweeney and more perform Friday night.  Red and green fluorescent lights spilled over the makeshift stage as Grey Loom opened the night with chilling vocals and deep bass. E...

Afroman lights up Chico

Afroman holds his cup as her performs

Kirstin Joyce

January 28, 2020

Iconic rap artist Afroman was the headliner at Chico’s Tackle Box bar on Saturday. The sold-out show was already packed by 8 p.m., well before openers even took to the stage. The crowd was in good spirits as they waited for the live music to start, passing the time by heading to the dance floor. ...

Soloists perform lauded classical pieces

Leighton Fong on cello (right), Bradley Martin on piano, Anna Presler on violin (left) perform at Zingg Recital Hall at Chico State. Photo credit: Melissa Joseph

Melissa Joseph

September 10, 2019

Four soloists took on the grueling challenge of recreating the masterpieces of Beethoven, Schubert and Hindemith Sunday afternoon at Zingg Recital Hall. The soloists included cellist Leighton Fong, clarinetist Russel Burnham, Bradley Martin, pianist and violinist Anna Presler from the Left Coast Chamber En...

AS Productions hosts kickoff Nooner Concert

Caloy performed at the first Nooner Concert of the Semester. Photo credit: Mitchell Kret

Mitchell Kret

April 5, 2019

AS Productions hosted their first Nooner Concert of the semester on Wednesday, April 3, which featured student artist Caloy. The show was held in the basement of the BMU, where students could study and relax to Caloy’s music.The show is the first of the year in the returning concert series.“It’s been going on fo...

Mid-Century classical music inspires modern musings

The audience enjoys a quintet Serenata in Zingg Recital Hall on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 10, 2019. The arrangement included string and horn accompaniments. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Olyvia Simpson

February 12, 2019

The 19th and 20th centuries were brought back to life for a couple of hours through the joyful concert music of composers like Alfredo Casella and Erwin Schulhoff on Sunday afternoon. The "Mid-Century Modern Vol. 2" concert was presented by The Florestan Society Foundation and the Music and Theatr...

‘Astronomic’ chamber music by Brahms serenades

Terrie Baune, John Chernoff and Dan Nebel perform Horn Trio in E Flat major. “The horn isn’t typically an accompaniment of piano and violin,” Nebel said, but the French Horn addition enhanced the composition of the piece. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Olyvia Simpson

January 29, 2019

There were many events happening on and around campus Saturday night. But the melodious tune from the trickling of piano keys and plucking of violin strings from within the Zingg Recital Hall of the Arts Building drew quite the audience. The concert was hosted by the North State Symphony and consisted o...

Friday Night Concerts kick off in the Chico City Plaza

Friday's concert featured a performance from the Fritz, a local Chico band. Photo credit: Josiah Nicholl

Josiah Nicholl

May 5, 2018

People filled the city plaza in downtown Chico Friday night to enjoy the return of Chico's Friday Night Concerts. For the 41st year, free shows with live music will be put on by the Downtown Chico Business Association in the city plaza every Friday night throughout the summer. The shows start at...

Iration concert brings a little bit of ‘sunshine’ to Chico

On Saturday January 24th, reggae group Iration took to the stage at the Senator Theater in Chico. All members originally hail from Hawaii, and they are considered one of the leading bands in the genre of

Anne Chamberlain

January 30, 2018

On Saturday, reggae group Iration took to the stage at the Senator Theater in Chico. All members originally hail from Hawaii, and they are considered one of the leading bands in the genre of "sunshine reggae".Drake Peterson of Iration did not disappoint the crowd as he took center stage and belted out po...

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...

Tyler the Creator brings tour to Chico

Locations of Tyler the Creator's OKAGA, CA tour. Photo from official Facebook page.

Cassandra Porter

April 2, 2016

Tyler the Creator is performing at the Senator Theatre on Friday, April 8, with special guest Taco. The rapper, songwriter, producer, graphic designer and actor initially rose to popularity through his rap group Odd Future, short for Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All. Their edgy, bizarre and qui...

Logic brings good vibes, music to Chico fairgrounds

The audience patiently awaits the arrival of Logic on stage. Photo credit: Romeo Espinal

Jesse De Mercurio

February 11, 2016

For Dollie Partida, first-year undeclared major, Logic’s appearance at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds on Feb. 10 at 8 p.m. was only her second concert ever and her first time seeing Logic. What made her decide to come out on a Wednesday night to see the Maryland rapper? “He just seems pretty ni...

Electronic dance music duo comes to Chico

Mid jump while performing one of their songs

Katherine Feaster

January 17, 2015

Adventure Club hit the stage Friday night at the Senator Theatre where fans danced the night away. Chico State students who attended the concert spoke nothing but great things about the electronic dance music duo's performance. “The senator was more then 90 percent sold out last night, and it was p...

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