Forest Pooky (France folk punk)
Punk moves from DC to France then trades distortion for an acoustic to come back and tour the US in the vein of Tom Gabel from Against Me! , Chuck Ragan, Frank Turner, Evan Dando from the Lemonheads or Glen Hansard.
Six Mile Station (Reno folk)
John Underwood returns to Chico with the full band after his solo tour.
The Vesuvians (Chico psychedelic space rock) http://thevesuvians.bandcamp.com/releases
Michelin Embers (Chico train track folk) http://www.michelinembers.com/