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Damn… I Wanted to Quit

But, in a good way.

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Blood Cabana: Hell is Paradise


And there will be blood… cabana.

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People’s Climate March


We all hold a responsibility to do something.

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Gaytheist, Los New Heuvos, Teeph, and #whitegirlwasted


 Sept. 10th @ Monstros Pizza  For a Wednesday night, it was a pretty packed house at Monstros. The small pizza joint was filled with people anxious to catch the new bands that played alongside the established heavy hitters. Or maybe I should say established band, because Teeph was the only band anyone had seen before. […]

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Mammoth Torta!

It’s all about the old local rockers.

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Because, FUNK… Duuh!


Some festivals give off a shady vibe, but the opposite was true in Belden last weekend.

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Frack is Whack, and Butte’s Stayin’ Clean


In the wake of the recent Board of Supervisors decision to ban the practice of Hydraulic Fracturing in Butte county, local Frack-tivist Dave Garcia sat down with the Synthesis to tell us what the Frack is going on.

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The LoLos CD Release Party ft. French Reform


From beginning to end, the live performance of XOXO was a journey through the entire spectrum of chill.

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A Lot Like Birds

A Lot Like Birds SR

Not even A Lot Like Birds was safe from the madness. They fell victim to the single greatest tour gag I’ve ever witnessed.

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Down Home In Durham With The Special Consensus

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The Special Consensus, a ripping fast paced bluegrass band tore up the Mid Valley Baptist Church. Wait… Baptist Church? In Durham?

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Metal Mayhem


Looks like a pretty solid week for metal. Which is good. The Christmas music is already in full force, and I’m ready to punch a wall or two.

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Gassin’ It Up In Chico


Then the man everyone came to see took the stage. Kyle Gass in the flesh. Big K.G. Himself. The Gassinator. Ew, that last one didn’t work out very well.

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Norma Jean


Whoever said “faith and the devil’s metal don’t mix” never heard Norma Jean.

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Rock Yer Socks Off

6th st fundraiser poster

The Drop In tries to create an environment that is conducive for these kids’ success. And it works. I’ve seen it happen.

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Folk Yeah!

thee hobo gobbelins

The lineup was killer. The pizza was fresh. The beer was cheap. And the music was awesome.

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