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Ending the first act with a bang Photo credit: Mathew Boe

Chico artists successfully revamp Madonna smash hits

Rayanne Painter // January 30, 2019

The sass of Madonna and the raw talent of Uncle Dad’s Art Collective joined forces for a fiery opening night. Filled with all of Madonna’s classic hits from “Material Girl” to “Like...

Before the performance a member of Uncle Dads Art Collective.

Chico performances present Uncle Dad’s Art Collective

Natalie Hanson // March 13, 2018

A weekend of musical events offered distinctly different, exciting journeys into two very different but unforgettable styles of music thanks to Chico's School of the Arts. Through SOTA, Uncle Dad’s...

Pregnant band electric guitarist performs for a crowd at the Naked Lounge coffee shop. Photo credit: Caitlyn Young

Uncle Dad’s Art Collective presents a night of listening

Caitlyn Young // December 13, 2017

There is a certain vibe that having a late night concert in a coffee shop creates that is very difficult to replicate in other places. This purely artistic, listening vibe was presented at the Naked Lounge...

Queen: A Night At The Opera, presented by Uncle Dads Art Collective. Photo credit: Carly Plemons

Queen tribute ‘symphonic and ethereal’

Carly Plemons // February 14, 2016

Chatter eased into anticipation as the lights dimmed and the sound of a piano and harmonies silenced the audience. "Queen: A Night At The Opera" produced by Uncle Dad’s Art Collective on Feb. 13 was...

A tribute to Queen is coming to Laxson on Feb. 13. Photo credit: Chico Performances Facebook page

Musicians, dancers will bring Queen to life at Laxson

February 1, 2016

"Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?" Fear not, fellow Chicoans, what you’ve read is true. Chico Performances and Uncle Dad’s Art Collective are joining forces to present “Queen - A Night...

Photo credit: Zak Magno

Uncle Dad’s asks for fans’ input on next album tribute

Ashiah Scharaga // March 9, 2015

Will it be "The Wall," "Elephant" or "Blood Sugar Sex Magik?"For the first time, fans of local art collective Uncle Dad's have a chance to weigh in on one of the group's live album tribute shows.A survey...

Photo courtesy of Josh Hegg

Local artists will cover Prince in ‘Purple Rain’

Erin Vierra // January 29, 2015

The songs of Prince's "Purple Rain" will be divided among local musicians and played in various styles, ranging from jazz to rock, Feb. 21 in the Bell Memorial Union auditorium.The concert will include...

The LoLos backstage at Led Zeppelin IV for its second show on Saturday night. From left to right; bassist Zach Sanchez, drummer McKenzie Warner, guitarist Ben Colbeck and lead singer Matthew Heyden. Photo credit: Jeffrey Fox

Local indie rockers sprint from concert to concert

Jeffrey Fox // September 14, 2014

The LoLos' guitarist Ben Colbeck pulls off his shirt as the band walks briskly down the sidewalk of West 3rd Street after a Chico BandSwap performance in the City Plaza. If he wants to change before the...

Artist of all trades: Joshua Hegg

Artist of all trades: Joshua Hegg

Jake Hutchison // September 12, 2014

When Joshua Hegg was 9 years old, the local musician and skilled pianist actually despised taking piano lessons. It wasn't until attending high school and joining a jazz group that he found a passion...

The LoLos, who performed at the Wildcat Welcome Concert earlier this semester, will be one of more than 11 local acts performing at A.S. Productions Led Zeppelin IV concert Saturday, Sept. 13. Photo credit: Annie Paige

Led Zeppelin IV tribute concert to feature eccentric spin on classics

Michael Quiring // September 7, 2014

A full cover of Led Zeppelin's legendary fourth untitled rock 'n' roll album, commonly known as "Led Zeppelin IV," will occur in the Bell Memorial Union auditorium at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13. Eleven...

Photo Courtesy of Uncle Dads Art Collective

Youth camp focuses spring break on music

Maegan Webster // March 10, 2014

Music lovers will have a one-of-a-kind opportunity to get into the gritty details of music theory, songwriting and collaboration between artists with Uncle Dad's Art Collective's Let's Talk Music camp.The...

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