The State Hornet

PointDexter gives rock and roll a saxophone twist at Nooner

Vu Chau

April 21, 2016

Even if a large and lively crowd did not exist at this week’s Nooner concert, four self-proclaimed nerds from PointDexter still gave a unique rock performance. Formed in 2007, PointDexter is a local four-piece indie rock group that consists of Sacramento State alumnus Kevin Kinsella on lead voca...

21B loves rock and roll and knows how to show it at Nooner concert

Vu Chau

April 14, 2016

Universally, music never fails to wake up emotions for people of all ages and sizes. This perception was ever more evident at this week’s Nooner concert, when the tunes of a local rock band made an elderly lady dance with her walking cane in hand. Though she left after its first 10 minutes, th...

Lights and Sirens rocks hard on sunny stage at Nooner concert

Vu Chau

April 6, 2016

For the first time this semester, UNIQUE Programs hosted one of its series of weekly Nooner concerts at the stage outside the University Union and Serna Plaza on Wednesday, April 6. The change of venue gave the week’s performers a chance to rock out to their true hard rock and alternative s...

Live Manikins magnetizes audience with its unique hip-hop style

Members of the local hip-hop group Live Manikins after their concert at the Nooner in the University Union Redwood Room on Wednesday, March 30.

Vu Chau

March 30, 2016

When this week’s Nooner performers began their set today, the audience did not even fill half of the size of the University Union Redwood Room. However, by the end of their first song, the crowd began to pour in as the band continued on with their rap performance. That was the kind of magnet...

Xochitl excites Nooner audience

Xochitl performing with her band at a Nooner concert on Wednesday, March 16 in the University Union Redwood Room.

Vu Chau

March 16, 2016

At this week’s Nooner concert, Xochitl achieved something that most Nooner performers hadn’t before: audience members left the show with the musician’s CD in hand. At the show in the University Union Redwood Room, the 23-year-old local singer-songwriter Xochitl (pronounced "so-chee") performed...

Lead vocalists of Joomanji bring UNIQUE style to Nooner

Vu Chau

March 9, 2016

For this week’s Nooner concert, Sacramento State’s UNIQUE Programs invited Los Angeles-based band Joomanji to perform on Wednesday, March 9 in the University Union Redwood Room. Joomanji is a six-piece band that consists of rapper Austin Antoine; vocalist Lindsay Olsen; drummer Amir Oosman; k...

An Aztec flower that sings

Photo Credit: Diamond One Photography

Vu Chau

March 9, 2016

Xochitl: an Aztec word that means flower and the name of a singer-songwriter who is currently infusing the local music scene with her acoustic pop, folk and jazz tunes. Xochitl is a 23-year-old Sacramento-based musician whose sounds are inspired by fellow singer-songwriters Jason Mraz, Sara Barei...

Mona Villamayor performs at Sac State

Vu Chau

March 3, 2016

  Sacramento State’s UNIQUE Program continued its weekly Nooner concert on Wednesday with performances from local singer/songwriter Mona Villamayor and guitarist Andrew Harris. Villamayor, a communication studies major at Sac State, makes up one-third of Roseville-based The Jams. The other ...

UNIQUE brings gospel jam to Sac State

Demesha Jackson singing

Vu Chau

February 24, 2016

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Vu Chau

February 17, 2016

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