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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
Uncle Dad's tribute to Queen performed at Laxson Auditorium on Feb. 13.
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
Uncle Dad's Art Collective and Chico Performances present tribute night for Queen, involving 88 local artists and performers.
Photo credit: Zak Magno

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

Ashiah Scharaga // March 9, 2015
Students can help choose the album for the art collective's sixth tribute concert by filling out a brief survey online.
Photo courtesy of Josh Hegg

Local artists will cover Prince in ‘Purple Rain’

Erin Vierra // January 29, 2015
A tribute to the pop star's acclaimed album is coming to Chico State and will showcase local talent.
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 Orion followed Chico indie rockers The LoLos as they ran from back-to-back shows on Saturday, stopping traffic, going topless and chanting "no sleep 'til famous."
Artist of all trades: Joshua Hegg

Artist of all trades: Joshua Hegg

Jake Hutchison // September 12, 2014
Chances are local musician, producer and Chico State alumnus Joshua Hegg is either performing, producing or directing local shows.
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
Eleven local acts will add their creative take to songs from the iconic rock group's untitled fourth album in a tribute concert Saturday Sept. 13, presented by A.S. Productions and Uncle Dad's Art Collective.
Photo Courtesy of Uncle Dads Art Collective

Youth camp focuses spring break on music

Maegan Webster // March 10, 2014
A local art collective brings musicians, guest speakers and students together for a day camp.
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