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Hot Potato, a folk group, performed original songs and covers of old standards at the show. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

CAMMIES spotlight, award Chico musical artists

Natalie Hanson // April 25, 2018

The 2018 CAMMIES Awards were put on at the Hop Yard at Sierra Nevada Brewery, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. It was sponsored by Chico News & Review and the Chico Rape Prevention and Intervention...

Sisterhoods, the readers choice Cammies winner for best indie/experimental, performs at The Maltese Bar and Taproom. Photo credit: Trevor Ryan

Cammies wraps up with awards finale

Erin Vierra // April 21, 2015

Let’s face it, music is a big deal in Chico. The town has captured the love of music like no other. The music scene is so outrageous and infectious that we have our very own music festival to...

Lips of Renegade jam it out to fans on Saturday at Monstros Pizza during the 2015 Cammies Punk Showcase. Photo credit: Erin Vierra

Cammies: Punk Showcase

Erin Vierra // April 16, 2015

There is no question that punk lives on in Chico. The 2015 Cammies Punk Showcase was the hit of the music festival as crowds of both young and old filled Monstros Pizza during the Saturday event. Twenty-four...

Sisterhoods Photo credit: Trevor Ryan

Cammies: Indie/Experimental Showcase

Amanda Rhine // April 16, 2015

The word “experimental” has a tendency to raise a few eyebrows, and when it’s referring to a genre of music there is bound to be some skepticism when one doesn't know what to expect.Friday...

Photo credit: Caio Calado

Cammies: Country/Folk Showcase

Erin Vierra // April 14, 2015

Thursday night was the start of the 2015 Cammies, the Chico Area Music Awards, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Four genres of music were showcased, fitting anyone's favorite's list. The...

Cammies: Jazz Showcase

Cammies: Jazz Showcase

Trevor Whitney // April 12, 2015

This year's CAMMIES jazz showcase pits the old school, savage swinging of Chico Jazz Collective against Bogg's current, filthy groove. Thursday's event at 1078 Gallery marked the beginning of the Chico...

Lisa Valentine, an award-winning local singer-songwriter, is inspired by old blues greats like Sam Cooke and poets like Robert Frost and Dorothy Parker. She shares her song My, My, My with The Orion Tuesday at the Amtrak station on Orange Street. Photo credit: Jeffrey Fox

Q&A: Lisa Valentine on morbid poets, iced crotches

Jeffrey Fox // December 3, 2014

Local soul and R&B; singer Lisa Valentine grabbed a coffee and chatted with with The Orion about being raised by her mother and grandmother, the irony of her stage name and how she writes such...

Furlough Fridays is a local four-piece rock band that won “Best Rock Act” at the 2013 Cammies. Photo credit: Jeffrey Fox

Q&A: Furlough Fridays on ‘Bay Watch,’ The Rolling Stones

Jeffrey Fox // November 28, 2014

Local rock band Furlough Fridays took a break during its practice session Nov. 22 in Chico to chat with The Orion about Pamela Anderson, the band's dynamic and sticking together. Half the band, which is...

Photo courtesy of Maurice Huffman

Q&A: Big Mo on children’s tales, blues

Michael Quiring // November 3, 2014

Local blues musician Maurice Huffman of Big Mo & The Full Moon Band dished about his upcoming children's book, dream musical project and being part of the best blues band in Chico. The band's next...

Touch Fuzzy Get Dizzy performs  at Cafe Coda for the 2014 Cammies hard rock/metal award. Photo credit: Matthew Vacca

Cammies Music Festival kicks off with local hard rock and metal talent

Sarah Scharf // April 4, 2014

Some people don’t know that Chico is home to awesome musical talent of all genres.The Cammies Music Festival kicked off Thursday, showcasing these local artists and bands. Fans of hard rock and metal...

Performer of Mint Shekels and the Treif-Stars, keeping chico weird with their performance at the El Rey.Photo credit: Chelsea Jeffers

Keep Chico Weird talent show lives up to its name

Ashiah Scharaga // February 3, 2014

There's only one place where you'll find a freak-folk artist, female illusionist and hula-hoop dancer on the same stage in one night: The Keep Chico Weird Talent Show, held Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at...

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