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Artist of the Week: Chase Avalos works to refine sound, reach wider audience

Artist of the Week: Chase Avalos works to refine sound, reach wider audience

Grant Schmieding

September 18, 2018


Filed under A&E Sliding Showcase, Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Community, Multimedia

The venue screams close quarters. Purple, teal and pink lights shine across artistic renditions of famous musicians as Chase Avalos makes his way to the stage. Microphone feedback breaks the still air as he plugs in his guitar, breathes in the intimate crowd's energy and begins a song. At the first...

Uncle Dad’s Art Collective tour highlights Northern California musicians

Uncle Dad’s Art Collective tour highlights Northern California musicians

Brian Luong and Natalie Hanson

September 11, 2018


Filed under A&E Sliding Showcase, Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Community, Showcase

With "Small Town Big Sound" Uncle Dad’s Art Collective spotlighted Northern California musical talent and toured four towns in their 4th annual showcase this weekend. The Collective, comprised of over 40 different artists in the North State, received over 100 submissions after opening their applications up in February. They event...

Local artists light up Chico’s hip-hop scene

Local artists light up Chico’s hip-hop scene

Ulises Duenas

September 4, 2018


Filed under A&E Featured Articles List, A&E Sliding Showcase, Arts & Entertainment, Community, Reviews

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 that all have roots in the Chico area. Artists including Apollo Snow, Osho Brown, Efren Trevino...

Local talent shines bright at Chico Unplugged

Local talent shines bright at Chico Unplugged

Rylee Pedotti

October 9, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Previews, Video

It was standing room only Thursday night at Madison Bear Garden, where a vibrant crowd consumed the cozy upstairs lounge to catch a glimpse of local talent featured in Chico Unplugged. The singer-songwriter showcase began five years ago when Chico State's SOTA Productions sought to further the conne...

Local record label, singer-songwriter team up

Local record label, singer-songwriter team up

Matthew Manfredi

May 11, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Last Thursday the upstairs poolroom of The Bear was packed as people crowded for the record release party put on by SOTA, Chico State’s School of the Arts. Closing the event, the evening’s headliner, KLEZ put on a set with his backing band playing smooth and soulful rhythms and harmonies...

Market showcases artistic offerings

Market showcases artistic offerings

Sarah Scharf

April 20, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Chico State School of the Arts presented Keep Chico Creative on Thursday night downtown at the Farmer's Market. The idea behind Keep Chico Creative is to encourage and inspire creativity in the community by showcasing the work of local musicians and artists, and allowing the organizations in Chico’s art community to engage ...

Local bands rock the house at Cafe Flo

Local bands rock the house at Cafe Flo

Sarah Scharf

March 17, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

For anyone wanting to expand their horizons and explore Chico's music scene, Cafe Flo is the place to go.Local bands Ugly as Hell, Lisa Valentine and the Michelin Embers took the stage from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday. Ugly as Hell started the night off on a great note. Their sound could best be described as alternative rock, very reminiscent o...

Community supports local band with benefit show

Community supports local band with benefit show

Maegan Webster

March 1, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Exceptional circumstances lead to exceptional evenings, as was the case when modern jazz quartet Bogg had equipment stolen out of its car.Community support came flooding in after the Chico-based band posted about their situation on Facebook, culminating in Thursday's show, Survival of the Kindest, hosted by ...

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