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Singer-songwriter Nikki Renaud plans to pursue career in music

Singer-songwriter Nikki Renaud plans to pursue career in music

Alex Coba

December 12, 2018


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Music has always been a part of Nikki Renaud's life. As an adult, she is ready to take on the music industry. Armed with her trusty guitar Alistar, nothing will get in her way of pursuing her dream.Renaud is a Chico native and is a singer-songwriter who is incredibly passionate about her craft. Though sh...

Abstract show shakes Blackbird Cafe with loud energy

Abstract show shakes Blackbird Cafe with loud energy

Grant Schmieding

September 20, 2018


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The tiny venue barely had any spots in its parking lot Tuesday night. Musicians dressed in all black, unloaded rugged tour buses full of equipment while locals made their way to the back door of Blackbird Café, contemplating what they would see tonight. Chico has a thriving population of local ...

Local artists perform unconventional show at Blackbird Cafe

Local artists perform unconventional show at Blackbird Cafe

Grant Schmieding

August 30, 2018


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Abstract art, leather cuffs, bare feet, paint splatters, cheap beer, minimal seating, dim lighting and camaraderie accompanied soulful music Tuesday night as locals stagger around the backside of the tiny Blackbird Café. The atmosphere feels small, almost intimidating to an outsider. Stepping through...

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