Beats, dancing, crowd surfing and chaos at ‘No Big Deal’ concert

The giant room that once hosted Jack Johnson, Sugar Ray, Steve Miller Band, Incubus and Bob Dylan reopened on Thursday night with a series of alternative bands and artists like Cal Poly has never seen.

Sweat, Red Bull and making a difference: Q&A with Awolnation’s Aaron Bruno

Awolnation frontman Aaron Bruno’s grungy, unkempt blond hair — parted perfectly down his scalp — and shiny black shoes with blue-and-white checkered socks matched perfectly with his wide, blue eyes, almost said it all as he took the Recreation Center stage Thursday.

‘No Big Deal’ concert marks big-deal changes for student entertainment

Step aside, Alex Madonna Expo Center. The Recreation Center is back — bigger, better and louder than ever.