Category: Reviews

Snowglobe 2018 Recap

It’s a known fact that people seek out shows and performances as a way to celebrate the beginning of a new year. It’s also true that there is no experience like the one shared by attendees of Snowglobe Music Festival in South Lake Tahoe, CA. Snowglobe 2018 offered three stages where a blizzard of well-curated…

Album Review: Oliver Tree

By Johanna Mayer Oliver Tree is that kid from middle school with the bowl-cut and a neon windbreaker who was considered a “weirdo”. The only difference is that today in 2018, he is widely accepted by those who were considered the outkast. Tree is from the coast of Santa Cruz, California which has an eclectic…

Trip- Jhené Aiko

    Jhené Aiko has released her newest album Trip this year. This album is a filled with a lot of music, containing 22 tracks. Before I explain everything about this beautiful creation Jhené Aiko has created, I want to give you some background information about Jhené. Jhené is an R&B/Soul artist who emerged and…

Small Town, Big Sound

  Go to any music show in Chico and there will always be three things there: great drinks, a great performance, and a great community. From festivals and plays at The End of Normal, Chico Unplugged at The Bear, to even Green Day’s American Idiot being put on by Chico State’s theatre, there is always…

Blkswn – Smino

  St. Louis based rapper Smino is making his own lane with his debut album blkswn. It follows up his blkjuptr EP released in 2015. The eighteen-song deep album is mostly produced by close friend and LA-based Soulection artist, Monte Booker, hailing from Chicago. Blkswn crosses the line between hip hop, soul, jazz, funk, and…

All Amerikkkan Bada$$ – Joey Bada$$

Jozif Badmon the rude boy is back with his sophomore album, All Amerikkkan Bada$$. Joey Bada$$ is a 22 year old Brooklyn rapper who’s been gaining some serious attention since his debut mixtape “1999” released back in 2012. Since then Joey has been growing in popularity through the release of his first studio album –…

Moh Lhean – Why?

Moh Lhean marks the triumphant return of Why? After almost five years since their last full length release Why? still occupy their own sonic space and defy easy categorization. Certainly their strongest album since Alopecia, the most exciting part of this release is that it finds front man Yoni Wolf with a refreshing new outlook…

Sofar Sounds Chico

In this dawn of a public age, I think we all take the gift of intimacy for granted. Whenever something cool is happening right in front of us our instinctual reaction is to grab our phones and document it. This was never how life was experienced in the past, but it is our current status…