Arts & Culture

New jam in town

Chico loves jam bands. That’s no secret. Yet despite a built-in audience, there have been very few new bands creating the groovy/funky tunes (most of the current jammers have been in the local scene since […]

Arts & Culture

Recording in place

When Seven Mills was 7 years old, she started her first band. Snowing in May was a collaboration with her older brother Ender, and the duo performed here and there around Chico throughout their youth—often […]

Arts & Culture

‘We are not one genre’

It would be easy to mistake Scout Parker for a new artist. At 26, the fresh-faced musician—who goes by Scout on record and stage—looks even younger than that. Plus, the local singer/songwriter’s fresh electronic/hip-hop-influenced brand […]

Arts & Culture

Art of lockdown

Lately, Michael Bone has felt lucky, sort of. Like so many of us, the well-known local musician is sheltering in place and working from home—teaching music and art, now online only, to his students from […]

Arts & Culture

Band practice blues

I broke quarantine for band practice. And so did my bandmates. (Sorry, fellas. I ratted you out.) I don’t regret it. Before getting together, we charted our connections for any sketchy contacts, an ad hoc […]