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Afaq Pooja in the groove. Photo credit: Hana Beaty

Vinyl to the people, for the people, by the people

Melissa Joseph // October 15, 2019

North State Vintage Record Society held their first-ever Vinyl to the People event Friday night at Blackbird books, gallery and café. Guests were invited to bring their own records, learn how to DJ...

ICE Resistance training

Julian Mendoza // September 1, 2019

An ICE resistance training session was hosted at Blackbird Cafe Saturday night by NorCal Resist.NorCal Resist is an organization based in Sacramento that is active throughout Northern California and outside...

Wizard Apprentice giving an interesting performance, combining music, visuals, and movement.

Local artists jam with Chico LGBTQ community for pride week

Danielle Kessler // August 29, 2019

Blackbird Café held a concert dedicated for Chico’s pride weekend on Saturday.It was a night of music spanning all genres and featuring local and out-of-town artists, encapsulating an environment...

Pickles and Yogurt, a local band consisting of members (from left to right) Jim Reid, Dexter Pullybank and Mark Pullybank. Photo credit: Angel Ortega

Blackbird and MR. Bang host open mic night with a diverse array of performers

Mitchell Kret // February 8, 2019

Josh “MR. Bang” Lang hosted an artistic open mic night at Blackbird on Park Ave on Feb. 6 where a wide variety of people around Chico showed up to perform original and cover music, as well as some...

Blackbird Cafe is located on Park Avenue and offers beverages, snacks and books to read. Photo credit: Josh Cozine

Cop Watch meeting held at Blackbird Cafe, holds police officers “accountable”

Kendall George // January 31, 2019

Cop Watch, an international organization started in Berkeley during 1990, has found its way to Chico. The first meeting was held Wednesday night from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Blackbird Cafe. According to...

Nikki Renaud, artist of the week, with her guitar on Thursday. Photo credit: Dominique Wood

Singer-songwriter Nikki Renaud plans to pursue career in music

Alex Coba // December 12, 2018

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...

Harsh R screams his lyrics throughout Blackbird on Tuesday. Photo credit: Daelin Wofford

Abstract show shakes Blackbird Cafe with loud energy

Grant Schmieding // September 20, 2018

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...

John Underwood waking up The Blackbird in Chico with his eccentric set Tuesday.

Local artists perform unconventional show at Blackbird Cafe

Grant Schmieding // August 30, 2018

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...

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