The State Hornet

UNIQUE’s Battle of the Bands competition spotlights local talents

Local bands Bad Mother Nature (top left), Atlas Park (bottom left) and Plots (right) will compete against five other musical groups at Sac State's third annual Battle of the Bands competition in the University Union Ballroom, Thursday. Dec. 1.
(Photos courtesy of the bands)

Eva Hoch

November 17, 2016

A total of eight local musical groups will enter Sacramento State’s third annual Battle of the Bands competition this year, which is hosted by the UNIQUE Programs on Dec. 1 in the University Union Ballroom. According to UNIQUE, the eight bands competing are Stockton-based Malaska, Whorrifick from ...

Michael Brown, Sr., whose son’s killing sparked national outcry, to speak at Sac State

Michael Brown Sr., second from left, with Rev. Al Sharpton, second from right, as Attorney Benjamin Crump leads a call and response of

John Ferrannini

October 14, 2016

Michael Brown, Sr., whose son’s killing by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer in 2014 sparked protests and controversy nationwide, will be speaking at Sacramento State’s University Union Ballroom on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. The event is free, though people must obtain a ticket from the UNIQUE webs...

City of Trees Brass Band brings New Orleans funky jazz to Nooner concert

Vu Chau

May 5, 2016

Sacramento State felt like the streets of New Orleans for 50 minutes on Wednesday afternoon when second-line jazz group City of Trees Brass Band was invited to perform at the last Nooner concert of the spring semester. Formerly known as the Brasstronauts, City of Trees Brass band was formed by Hillier in 2013 and...

Epsilona brings individualistic style to Nooner concert

Vu Chau

April 27, 2016

A change of venue from the outdoor University Union Serna Plaza to the indoor Redwood Room drew in a large crowd Wednesday, April 27 to watch this week’s Nooner performer, Epsilona, jam it out on stage to numerous originals and covers. Epsilona was formed in 2013 as a three-piece band. Now, it ha...

Epsilona loves being one of a kind

Cory Phillips, Carlos Gutierrez, Minh le, Nick Bretz and Chandler Hale of Epsilona outside the AIRC building at Sacramento State on April 16.

Vu Chau

April 25, 2016

When in search of an apartment to rent on Craigslist in 2015, Nick Bretz stumbled upon a listing from Minh Le and Chandler Hale. After moving in, the three realized that there was one bigger connection than the apartment they share together: music. At that time, Le and Hale had already been in...

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...

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...

An evening of spoken word empowers women

Marvin Davis

March 13, 2016

UNIQUE hosted An Evening of Spoken Word on March 10, an event celebrating Women’s History Month with poets Gabriella Garcia Medina and Katie Wirsing reciting poetry alongside two student poets. The show began with original poems recited by two Sacramento State students. The students were then f...

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