The Orion

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

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

Jeffrey Fox

December 3, 2014


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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 soulful tunes Tuesday at Empire Coffee. How long have you been a singer-songwriter? I've been playing and writing songs since I was...

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

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

Jeffrey Fox

November 28, 2014


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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 made up of two married couples, lives in Redding. Furlough Fridays' next performance in Chico will be for...

Q&A: Candy Cougar on vanity, hair dye, Arctic Monkeys

Q&A: Candy Cougar on vanity, hair dye, Arctic Monkeys

Jeffrey Fox

November 18, 2014


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Heather Bennett, also known as Candy Cougar, took The Orion on a tour of her studio Friday and discussed creating with unconventional materials, why she uses them and what inspires her. Her art will be featured Dec. 7 at 1078 Gallery's next Mixed Media Mixer.When did you become a professional artist?About two years ago I started p...

Q&A: The Unexpected Guest on songwriting, meatballs, racism

Q&A: The Unexpected Guest on songwriting, meatballs, racism

Jeffrey Fox

November 8, 2014


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The Orion chatted with Adan Gonzalez, senior music industry and recording arts major and singer-songwriter of The Unexpected Guest, about his time abroad, the Swedish music scene and releasing his first EP on iTunes. His most recent performance was Nov. 2 at 1078 Gallery.How long have you been performing?About s...

Q&A: Wanderers & Wolves

Q&A: Wanderers & Wolves

Jeffrey Fox

October 2, 2014


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The Orion chatted with the musicians of Wanderers & Wolves about their band name, creative process and sound after their performance at the last fall A.S. Productions "Nooner" on Wednesday in Trinity Commons.The Orion: How did you all meet?Christian Crandall, guitarist: I met Joe a few years ago an...

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