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Pianist Leeya Shaw shares her experience post Camp Fire

Pianist Leeya Shaw shares her experience post Camp Fire

Kati Morris

November 12, 2019

Leeya Shaw, a music student at Chico State, was living with her mother in her childhood home in Paradise when the Camp Fire started a year ago. When evacuations began, Shaw was staying with a friend and was forced to leave everything behind. Among her clothing and mementos, she left behind all of her inst...

Paradise Symphony Orchestra offers a ‘new world’ to the town of Paradise

Paradise Symphony Orchestra offers a ‘new world’ to the town of Paradise

Melissa Joseph

November 5, 2019

Music is often comforting and therapeutic to those in emotional distress. The Paradise Symphony Orchestra held this in mind as they prepared for the Paradise Performing Arts Center’s 61st Annual Opening: "Our New World."The opening for the 61st season was coined "Our New World" because it signif...

2nd annual Halloween silent disco: good, spooky vibes

2nd annual Halloween silent disco: good, spooky vibes

Danielle Kessler

October 31, 2019

Chico State’s 2nd annual Halloween silent disco made for some good old-fashioned spooky fun. Presented by Associated Students, the night was a chance for students to relax, eat snacks and jam to music through their headphones.Brandon Aure, the student outreach and marketing coordinator for Assoc...

Big Thief releases second great album this year

Big Thief releases second great album this year

Kati Morris

October 21, 2019

Having only been together for about four years now, Big Thief has quickly become a revered group in indie circles. Their 2017 album, “Capacity” was a landmark for the genre; an intricate and intimate folk album that tackled dark subjects with gentle attention.When Big Thief released "U.F.O....

Vinyl to the people, for the people, by the people

Vinyl to the people, for the people, by the people

Melissa Joseph

October 15, 2019

North State Vintage Record Society held their first-ever Vinyl to the People event Friday night at Blackbird books, gallery and café. Guests were invited to bring their own records, learn how to DJ and discuss their love for vinyl music.The purpose of the night was to educate people on how to p...

Playlist: synth sounds for sick sinners

Playlist: synth sounds for sick sinners

Abram Melendez

October 14, 2019

In this playlist, I wanted to highlight a few synth artists that I've fallen in love with recently. Each artist has a unique sound and soul that are worth experiencing. 1. Carpenter Brut — Paradise Warfare This song is atypical of the synth-wave genre, being a heavy mix of the stereotypical 80s...

Legends Charlie Musselwhite and Elvin Bishop show Chico where blues really began

Legends Charlie Musselwhite and Elvin Bishop show Chico where blues really began

Melissa Joseph

October 13, 2019

Charlie Musselwhite and Elvin Bishop strolled onto Laxson Auditorium’s stage Sunday night to revisit their influence on the blues and share their musical genius with the town of Chico.From the first bellow of Musselwhite’s harmonica to the last strum of Bishop’s guitar, the crowd could...

Your Spotify algorithm is limiting you

Your Spotify algorithm is limiting you

Kati Morris

October 10, 2019

"Your weekly mixtape of fresh music. Enjoy new discoveries and deep cuts chosen just for you."This is the message you’ll see tagged onto Spotify’s “Discover Weekly” feature. It’s a playlist of curated music recommendations, updated every Monday. The idea behind it is to ...

Featured Artist: Cootdog, the DJ behind Mystic Roots

Featured Artist: Cootdog, the DJ behind Mystic Roots

Emily Neria

October 1, 2019

Mystic Roots member, Coot Wyman, better known as cootdog, DJed at a local bar called Lost on Main Street on Thursday night. The performance was part of a Bob Marley tribute featuring Slo Horizon and Stay Positive Sound.Wyman and the rest of the Mystic Roots band started out playing backyard venues an...

“Soul Corner” lets students share their stories

“Soul Corner” lets students share their stories

Danielle Kessler

October 1, 2019

The Associated Students hosted an open mic event in the BMU called “Soul Corner” on Wednesday night. Encouraging all forms of spoken word, the event created a safe space for students and artists to share their individual experiences through art.Hosted by Brandon Leake, a competitive spoken wo...

Norman Fucking Rockwell! tears up the modern feminist message

Norman Fucking Rockwell! tears up the modern feminist message

Kati Morris

September 18, 2019

Listen to the track "The Man" from Taylor Swift's new album, "Lover" and the message it sends is immediately clear. If I was the man, she said, "I'd be a fearless leader. I'd be an alpha type."Swift is no stranger to penning grade-A girl-power bops — her pop debut, "1989" was a self-empowerment album f...

‘Hollywood’s Bleeding’ and so is my heart

‘Hollywood’s Bleeding’ and so is my heart

Melissa Joseph

September 17, 2019

Comprised of 17 songs with 10 featured artists, Post Malone’s “Hollywood’s Bleeding” is an experimental masterpiece that combines genres ranging from rock to pop and everything in between.Malone’s third studio album came as a surprise, with its sudden release and already c...

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