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March Art Report


My overall impression of the work is that techno art is in an experimental stage.

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New Wave Prom 2015


As many of you already know, New Wave Prom was fantastic this year.

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Meditations on Mamiffer


This music is meant to be challenging, both physically and mentally.

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Father John Misty: live at the El Rey Theater January 18th, 2015


Tillman, a consummate showman, cavorted his lithe frame across the platform throughout the night

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January Art Report

I try to be extremely open-minded and I’m not easily shocked, but…

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California Honeydrops at Lost On Main

by Joey Haney The  California Honeydrops brought their brand of feel-good party-blues to Lost on Main Street last Friday. They are kicking off a North American tour, and Chico was lucky enough to be their second stop.  Word had been spreading for weeks that they were coming to town, and by Friday night a line […]

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December Art Report


The structures depicted pulsate with an energy barely contained by delicate, but sharply etched lines.

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November Art Report

Artoberfest has come and gone—a month when painting, prints, sculpture and all things artistic are more prevalent in Chico than jack-o-lanterns.

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Single, Fresh, Wet & Wild: In the land of beer and pretzels


All in all it was an excellently organized event, with an impressive turnout of breweries.

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Trigger Hippy

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…it takes solid, well-constructed songs to lay the foundation for these jams. Trigger Hippy has this aspect covered.

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Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival

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Hardly Strictly is brimming with a peaceful feeling missing from festivals half the size…

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October Art Report


The love of art leads you down interesting paths…

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People’s Climate March


We all hold a responsibility to do something.

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Robin Bacior with Nyx, Ave Grave, and Chris Keene

Although I’m a longtime resident of Chico, this was to be my first Robin Bacior show, and she certainly didn’t disappoint.

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What makes Mortified work is not just the specific story arcs, it’s the natural cadence of teenage drama—over inflated expectations and the quick rebound from despair to rage to the same inflated expectations—unfolding in big leaps of time.

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