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Featured Artist: Maddi Gruber talks musical influences, Green Day and upcoming solo work

Kelsey Ogle, Reporter // October 7, 2020

Maddi Gruber is a local punk rock musician who is both a solo artist and band frontwoman for The Viles. She cites Jack White as one of her biggest musical inspirations, and like White’s former band...

Milo Hopkins of Rogue Squadron performing at Ike's. 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...

Sarah Nutting and Karisha Longaker of MaMuse displayed their artistic talents and songs with instruments like a cello and flute Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Local musicians aid in Camp Fire relief effort

Rayanne Painter // January 23, 2019

Celebration has been bittersweet since flames took to the town of Paradise in November. But excitement still filled the air as dutiful fans waited eagerly for musicians Jonathan Richman and MaMuse during...

Alexandra Kokkinakis is the bassist for The Vesuvians.

Sociologist by day, bassist by night

Julia Maldonado // September 19, 2017

One may not think initially that the study of human society and an aggressive music genre have much in common, but for Chico State sociology professor and alumna Alexandra Kokkinakis, it’s her...

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