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Strangers on the Strange Train

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Soft cries from the passengers were drowned out by the beating of hundreds of wings.

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Best Bets 10/20/14-10/26/14

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Monday, October 20th DEVENDRA BANHART EL REY THEATER Um, what? This feels like a very happy, slightly magical accident: Devendra Banhart playing El Rey. Indie-pop, experimental, psychedelic, acoustic; all these labels and more help point inward at the strange creature that is Devendra. 2014 sees Devendra cleaning up his physical appearance slightly, going for the […]

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New & Exciting Events 10/20/14-10/26/14

20 Monday El Rey: Devendra Banhart, Andy Cabic. $24 adv., 7pm, 18+ Sierra Nevada Big Room: The Greencards. $22, 7:30pm   21 Tuesday Madison Bear Garden: Open Jam ft. performance by The Mercantiles. Free, 9pm   22 Wednesday El Rey: Trampled By Turtles, Goodnight Texas. $25 adv., 8pm Maltese: American Horror Story and pumpkin carving. Bring […]

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Cold Blue Mountain

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The five songs are largely made up of short climbs up the proverbial mountain slope…and long, harrowing episodes on that cold, blue summit of theirs, where there’s nothing to do but scream at the swirling winds as they bite into your skin.

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Best Bets 10/13/14-10/19/14

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Wednesday, October 15th CHASMS, ALL YOUR SISTERS (SF) ORANGE STREET STUDIO Chasms sounds the way you’re wanting it to—’80s drum beats, reverb-laden guitars, and vocals that sound like you’re being called across the River Styx by your long-deceased Native American great-great-grandmother. They construct these long-short doom-pop dirge-songs, and in case this isn’t indie enough for […]

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New & Exciting Events 10/13/14-10/19/14

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14 Tuesday 1078 Gallery: Evolfo, Sofa King. $5-$10, 7:30pm Sierra Nevada Big Room: Pimps Of Joytime. $25, 7:30pm   15 Wednesday Orange St. Studio: Ave Grave, Chasms, All Your Sisters. $5, 6:30pm Sierra Nevada: Celebration Release Party. $5, 6-10pm   16 Thursday 1078 Gallery: COVE, Sama Dams, Clouds On Strings. $5-$10, 7:30pm Bell Memorial CSUC: […]

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Hail the Sun

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Four Chico State alumni are returning to their old stomping grounds this Sunday, and they’ve grown into a remarkable beast of progressive rock in the years since they left.

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Best Bets – October 6, 2014

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Monday, October 6th BRETT DENNEN ACOUSTIC SET EL REY THEATRE He shreds the acoustic guitar like no one’s business, but doesn’t make a big deal about it. Instead, he concentrates his talent on building well-crafted songs about love and nature and stuff. He looks like a gummi bear when he sings. Or a carebear. Or […]

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New & Exciting Events 10/6/14-10/12/14

6 Monday El Rey: Brett Dennen acoustic set. $22.50 adv., 6:30pm 7 Tuesday LaSalles: Hellion, Death Rattle, Into The Awakening, Cataclysmic Assault, Myth. $10, 9pm 9 Thursday  1078 Gallery: Overlake, Belda Beast, The Americas. $5-$10 sliding scale, 7:30pm Blue Room: Seminar. $12 adv., $15 door. 7:30pm The Graduate: Nor Cal Beers And Bands. Michelin Embers, […]

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Best Bets 9/29/14-10/5/14

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Wednesday, October 1st SOCIAL DISTORTION SENATOR THEATRE This show kind of advertises itself. Are you telling me you DON’T want to swing your butt around shamelessly to “Story Of My Life”? Sweet, loud, raw, joyful tunes from tattooed hunk Mike Ness and his latest lineup of slick-haired rockers, forever putting wannabes like Alkaline Trio shame. […]

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New & Exciting Events 9/29/14-10/5/14

29 Monday El Rey: Aaron Carter. $15 adv., $18 door, 7:30pm Sierra Nevada Big Room: Hot Buttered Rum. $22, 7:30pm   30 Tuesday  Madison Bear Garden: Open Jam ft. opening set by Chris Schadt Band. Free, 9pm-1:30am LaSalles: Dead Horse Trauma, I-Exist, Smak City, Gun Metal Gray, Into The Awakening. $5, 8pm   1 Wednesday  […]

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Furlough Fridays – Divided

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The obvious star here is the female lead vocalist Minnie Mental: She’s a girl, she’s got great pipes, and she’s not afraid to sing with some grit.

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Best Bets 9/8/14 – 9/14/14

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Monday, September 8th KEITH GREENINGER THE RENDEZVOUS The award winning singer songwriter comes to Chico to celebrate his newly released album Soul Connection with a band of seasoned veterans: Billy Payne from Little Feat on keys, Hutch Hutchinson and Ricky Fataar from Bonnie Raitt’s band on bass and drums, and Randy Ray Mitchell from Warron […]

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New & Exciting Events 9/8/14 – 9/14/14

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9 Tuesday Sierra Nevada Big Room: Dustbowl Revival. $17, 7:30pm 10 Wednesday DownLo: Pat Hull, Julian Ruck, Olivia Awbrey (PDX), Katie Barrett. Free, 8pm Monstros: Gaytheist, Teeph, Los New Huevos, #whitegirlwasted. $5, 8pm 11 Thursday Blue Room Theatre: S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders. $10, 7:30pm Chico Theatre Company: Barefoot In The Park. $12 children, $20 adults. […]

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Nine Inch Nails & Soundgarden

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I’m not sure how many songs passed, maybe two, before I was completely engrossed. They were a little old and lazy, yes, but these songs are good

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