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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...

Silent disco at the El Rey Theatre

Silent disco provides a unique social experience

Danielle Kessler, Staff Writer // February 19, 2020

The El Rey Theater held a silent disco event this past Thursday night. With different music genres available, the night was a fun experience for regular and casual silent disco-goers. There were three...

DaBaby KIRK album cover

DaBaby confines himself to usual style on KIRK

Mitchell Kret // October 10, 2019

North Carolina rapper DaBaby has had an extremely successful debut year. His debut album “Baby on Baby” featured singles “Suge” and “Babysitter” which both found success...

Travis Scott performimg at Madison Square Garden on November 27, 2018 in New York City. Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images.

‘Look Mom I Can Fly’ an introspective look at Travis Scott’s life and career

Angel Ortega // August 31, 2019

From performing in front of just 15 people to selling out full-sized arenas, “Travis Scott: Look Mom I Can Fly” documents Travis Scott’s musical career in his new Netflix original documentary. The...

deM atlaS relaxes before the Mi Vida Local Tour show starts at the Senator Theater on Friday. Photo credit: Brian Luong

Featured Artist: deM atlaS

Ricardo Tovar // March 13, 2019

  Over the past year, Chico's Senator Theater has gathered notable entertainers from the likes of Insane Clown Posse, Poppy, Bhad Bhabie, and All Time Low have all come through Chico. Chico's...

Jeffrey McNeill, known as Thee Phantom, has blended hip-hop with classical music with his group since 1987. Image courtesy of Jeffrey McNeill.

Thee Phantom blends hip-hop with classical music; entertains on college campuses

Natalie Hanson // September 23, 2018

If hip-hop and classical music seem like an unlikely combination, Thee Phantom is here to change everyone's mind. Phantom and his group of musicians are releasing their third album on Oct. 9, and aim to...

Apollo Snow entertains the crowd while onstage at the Chico Womens club on Friday Photo credit: Keelie Lewis

Local artists light up Chico’s hip-hop scene

Ulises Duenas // September 4, 2018

Different kinds of concerts have different vibes, and there are no concerts quite like hip-hop concerts, for better or for worse. The Chico Women's Club hosted a concert on Friday featuring local artists...

Huge crowd at postmates stage during last night of Day N Night music festival. 
Courtesy of Day N Nights Facebook page

Wildcats take on ‘Day N Night’ music festival

Sophia Robledo-Borowy // September 14, 2017

The ‘Day N Night Festival’ attracted Chico State students, despite the nonstop driving all day and night. Over 50 artists gathered in Anaheim, California for the three-day-long event Sept. 8 through...

DJ and rapper Chico performance

DJ and rapper Chico performance

Niyat Teferi and Natasha Doron // February 7, 2017

With Chico State being known for its party scene, other neighboring colleges, such as Sacramento State and Cal State East Bay, have students flocking to the 530 on Labor Day and Halloween weekend to see...

Despite fights and a short set, IAMSU! rocked the crowd at The Senator Theatre. Photo credit: Tom Sundgren

Despite fights, IAMSU! steals the show

December 13, 2015

The Senator Theatre was packed shoulder to shoulder on Dec. 5 thanks to IAMSU!. It didn't matter if a huge fight broke out, if people jumped up and moved their arms to the beat or if the performers were...

Nicole Santos says farewell to her last four years at Chico State. Photo courtesy of Annie Page

Senior Spotlight: An Orionite’s farewell to Chico State

Nicole Santos // May 12, 2015

It feels like just yesterday I was moving into my dorm in Sutter Hall. Now I’m decorating my cap for the commencement ceremony on Saturday. This semester, I interviewed 18 diverse seniors for...

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Chico has bad taste in hip-hop

William Rein // May 8, 2015

For the last 10 years, I lived joyfully unexposed to mainstream radio garbage, guided to be blissfully ignorant by the hipster culture of my hometown. Yet before I came to Chico, I was far more...

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