The Orion

Chico attempts to break Guinness record

One of many performers at the DownLo. Photo credit: Matthew Manfredi

Matthew Manfredi

April 9, 2016

For a weekday afternoon in downtown Chico, the DownLo is busy, loud and active with people of all ages. The thud of walking bass lines and the bluster of bluesy guitar leads echo over pool tables. As people listen and throw back pints, acoustic guitar cases lean against the bar, and chord progressions...

Xtreme Xmas Give-back to benefit community youth

Photo credit: The DownLo

December 10, 2015

The Xtreme Xmas Give-back Benefit show will be accepting donations of new and unwrapped toys, cash, winter clothing, hygiene products and food pantry items.The bands that will be tperforming include Aberrance, Cataclysmic Assault, Eviscerator, Richie Betts (of Drakkmar) and more."I think it's a great thing...

Esquire Ali to raise vibes at 1078 Gallery, Downlo

Trevor Whitney

January 19, 2015

Chico State junior anthropology major Haronamus Maximus, better known as Esquire Ali, has two upcoming shows: Friday, Jan. 30 at Downlo and Saturday, Feb. 7 at 1078 Gallery. The free Downlo show will feature Ali in support of "Günesh," the audiovisual representation of the local art collective Vibe Tribe. The collective i...

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