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The Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit experience.

Pandemic-stricken arts economy questions meaning of ‘essential’

Shae Pastrana, Opinion Columnist // May 2, 2021

Nearly 130 years after his death, Van Gogh still lives. I struggle to find words to describe my experience at the Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit that opened last month in San Francisco. Overwhelmed with...

Brockhampton look into the light on

Brockhampton party like it’s 2017 on ‘ROADRUNNER’

Thomas Stremfel, Reporter // April 28, 2021

After years of countless controversies and artistic detours, Brockhampton has returned with “ROADRUNNER: NEW LIGHT, NEW MACHINE,” focusing on emotionally potent, but colorful and bright bangers. Ever...

The jazz quintet known as

Chico jazz band ‘Bogg’ livestreams from Laxson

Sophia Pearson, Reporter // April 16, 2021

The Chico jazz group Bogg performed April 2 at Laxson Auditorium for a livestream event.Chico News and Review's Jason Cassidy joined the band onstage to guide the conversation around the band members...

Tune-Yards embrace sunshine-infused indie pop on

Tune-Yards’ ‘sketchy.’ is indie pop for everyone

Thomas Stremfel, Reporter // April 12, 2021

Coming a few years after their last full-length album, the indie oddity Tune-Yards has returned with some of their most unabashedly fun music on “sketchy.” The group’s 2018 “I Can Feel You...

Jayna Feldman, for her new single

Jayna Feldman doesn’t want to!

Thomas Stremfel, Reporter // March 12, 2021

“It’s kind of like throwing a little adult fit.” This is how musician and recent CSU, Chico graduate Jayna Feldman encapsulated her new single, “i don’t want to!”  The song was released...

Jon Batiste's new album

An exclusive with ‘The Late Show’ bandleader and producer of Disney’s ‘Soul’ soundtrack

Sophia Pearson, Reporter // March 2, 2021

Jon Batiste, the bandleader of "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" and the producer of Disney and Pixar’s “Soul” soundtrack, will soon release a personal album. Batiste has had a busy year, but...

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Isaac Dunbar’s ‘evil twin’ EP is fun if not derivative

Thomas Stremfel, Reporter // February 25, 2021

Isaac Dunbar is, above all else, passionate. The Massachusetts-based alternative pop artist is talented, but beyond this, it is clear that he loves making the music that he does. It is also very transparent...

Weezer gets existential on ‘OK Human’

Weezer gets existential on ‘OK Human’

Thomas Stremfel, Reporter // February 2, 2021

At this point in their career, Weezer feels more like a force of nature than they do a band that released a couple of classic rock records in the ’90s. Sometimes they’re a breath of fresh air, sometimes...

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System of a Down releases new music for the first time in 15 years

Kelsey Ogle, Reporter // November 20, 2020

The Armenian American metal band System of a Down has released two new songs, their first release since the two albums released in 2005, titled “Mezmerize” and “Hypnotize.” The two new songs,...

The Living Room Gallery may have started from a school project, but with help from colleagues, Holland has started a full-fledged brand that will only grow from here.

Living Room Gallery provides a new platform for local artists

Thomas Stremfel, Reporter // October 30, 2020

Eric Holland is enrolled at Chico State as a Music Industry and Recording Arts major, and what started as one of his school assignments has evolved into a project on Instagram called Living Room Gallery....

Ben Ruttenburg and Samantha Francis were inspired to name their band The Bidwells in honor of spending much time creating music in Bidwell Park.

The Bidwells perform in Laxson Auditorium for virtual audience

Sophia Pearson, Reporter // October 21, 2020

Ben Ruttenburg and Samantha Francis, members of the musical duo The Bidwells, performed Friday night inside Chico State’s Laxson Auditorium for a virtual audience. The performance was intimate despite...

Performances at Laxson auditorium have been cancelled for the semester, but staff are still employed.

Chico State students, faculty, staff work to keep local music scene vibrant amid pandemic

Kelsey Ogle // September 14, 2020

School of the Arts Productions and Chico Performances are each working on projects that will help music and arts thrive during the coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Paul Young, a music industry professor who...

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