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The Mother Hips. Photo contributed by Hi-Res Images and Blue Rose.

Chico welcomes The Mother Hips’ homecoming, pending new album release

Shae Pastrana, Reporter // September 30, 2021

The Mother Hips will return this weekend to celebrate 30 years of rock in the city that started their musical journey. As their new album approaches, fans have much to honor, in memory of the band’s...

Spring Break playlist

Spring Break playlist

Kirstin Joyce, Staff Writer // March 13, 2020

It’s been a long semester, and most of us are all too eager to take the week off for spring break. To help you get into a vacation-ready mood, listen to this playlist full of songs that are worthy of...

Remembering the Ridge allows people to attach items to memorialize what was lost in the Camp Fire. Photo credit: Mitchell Kret

Remembering the Ridge represents unwavering strength in the community

Mitchell Kret // April 10, 2019

The Remembering the Ridge memorial event was held in the breezeway of Meriam Library April 8. The event featured guest speakers, poetry, music and an introduction to the interactive art exhibit that will...

(L to R) Chris Thorne and Aman Cowell performing during their set with Sounds Good. Photo credit: Angel Ortega

SOTA Productions brings “soul” in an intimate concert

Angel Ortega // April 9, 2019

Chico State’s School of the Arts Productions curated an intimate concert featuring artists from Chico to Southern California. The show, "Chico Soul", was hosted by Down Lo, a bar and grill located...

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

AS Productions hosts kickoff Nooner Concert

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...

Donald Beaman debuted new music for the crowd.
China released their second album Feb. 22 and is finishing their tour of the West Coast. Photo credit: Mitchell Kret

1078 Gallery hosts folk and country music artists

Mitchell Kret // February 25, 2019

The 1078 Gallery was flooded with folk and country music when it hosted three musical artists Saturday, Feb 23. Donald Beaman, China and Garrett Gray took the stage to share their craft. Gray celebrated...

Thumpasaurus members in the green room of Lost on Main

Thumpasaurus brings the funk to Lost on Main

Mitchell Kret // February 21, 2019

Lost on Main was flooded with psychedelic funk Tuesday night, hosting Thumpasaurus, an energetic band from L.A. making their third stop on their “Book of Thump” tour across the U.S. The show also...

Milo Hopkins of Rogue Squadron performing at Ikes. Photo credit: Angel Ortega

Ike’s Place hosts hardcore rock concert

Angel Ortega // February 21, 2019

Ike’s Place, usually a tranquil sandwich shop by day, was filled with loud, heavy instrumentals, mosh pits and high energy Tuesday night.The concert showcased Chico bands Rogue Squadron, END // GAME...

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

Friday Night Concerts kick off in the Chico City Plaza

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...

Highlights all activities the event will host.

Image Courtesy of Summerfest Chico

Upcoming fun at Summerfest of Chico

Alejandra Solorio // September 3, 2017

As the summer comes to a close, what better way to spend the last warm weeks than enjoying a cold beverage, live music and local food vendors? Jaime Perry, Marketing Director at Deer Creek Broadcasting,...

Photo credit: Matthew Manfredi

The Kyle Gass Band shreds at Lost on Main.

Matthew Manfredi // December 8, 2016

The Kyle Gass Band lit up Lost on Main Tuesday night by bringing guitar solos and crushing acoustic chords together for a night of comedic rock 'n' roll. Gass, best known for his role in Tenacious D, the...

Photo credit: Grant Garnsey

Coachella is not worth it

Sam Rios // April 6, 2016

Coachella kicks off April 15 in Indio, California, and the stress of not being able to attend this music-powered, euphoric drug-fest starts to set in. It may seem as though not going to Coachella is the...

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