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Pickles and Yogurt, a local band consisting of members (from left to right) Jim Reid, Dexter Pullybank and Mark Pullybank. Photo credit: Angel Ortega

Blackbird and MR. Bang host open mic night with a diverse array of performers

Mitchell Kret // February 8, 2019

Josh “MR. Bang” Lang hosted an artistic open mic night at Blackbird on Park Ave on Feb. 6 where a wide variety of people around Chico showed up to perform original and cover music, as well as some...

Briaunna Cisneros plays the opening piece for the ensemble performance. Photo credit: Carly Maxstone

Music students perform Estampas Guitar Ensemble at Zingg Recital Hall

Hannah Yeager // May 13, 2018

Guitar students at Chico State performed a mix of different guitar pieces both as solos and in groups at the Zingg Recital Hall on Friday.The pieces performed had a combination of rhythmic, upbeat, slow...

Herreid Music offers a wide selection of instruments that are displayed in a creative manner. Photo credit: Grant Casey

Herreid Music owner talks music background, sales

Tom Sundgren // October 10, 2015

Rich Pires has been involved with music ever since he was in high school. After graduation, he came to Chico State to major in music and loved the town so much, he stayed. He lived in Chico for 18 years,...

Photo Courtesy of School of the Arts and Joe Paul DiMaggio.

Tobin Roye, faculty member and guitarist, is the leader of Chico State’s Guitar Ensemble.

Guitar Ensemble delivers refreshing take on classical guitar

Sarah Scharf // May 3, 2014

When most people think of classical music, they think of orchestras with many different instruments and perhaps piano or organ music. But on Friday night, talented classical guitar students wowed the...

Professor David Dvorin, artistic director of the New Music Symposium, composed and performed a live score for the film The Golem to close the symposium Saturday night. Photo courtesy of Chico State.

Symposium closes with silent film score

Veronica Hodur // March 2, 2014

The silent era of film was revolutionary, and the New Music Symposium revived the tradition. David Dvorin, the artistic director of the New Music Symposium, composed the new score behind the silent...

Peter Janson warms up the crowd to their next song by explaining that the only person he could ever play well with is Larry Pattis, musically and in real life.Photo credit: Annie Paige

Acoustic guitarists astonish at 1078 Gallery

Ashiah Scharaga // January 17, 2014

Peter Janson pulled out his iPhone and took snapshots of the audience before he strummed a note on his acoustic guitar. He waved to an audience of about 35 and it exuberantly waved back. Larry Pattis,...

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September 7, 2013

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