Random mix

A sampling of local music for 2017

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When it comes to music, most of us like what we like and that’s pretty much it. But merely sticking with one’s scene, as comforting as it may be, means missing out on the full sonic spectrum of life. In Chico, with its strong sense of community and intimate venues, it’s especially easy to dip a toe into many different genres and enjoy a full-color musical experience. And that’s exactly what the CN&R has tried to do with this local music issue: highlight a varied mix of acts that are currently, or are on the cusp of, making some sound waves this year.

From worldly jammers to singer-songwriters and doom-metal destroyers to a wild scene growing at one local venue, here is a sampling of your local music offerings. Set playback to random and enjoy.