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Hands flipping through rows of vinyl records.

Outpatient Records provides a welcoming space to discover new music

Heather Taylor, Reporter // April 12, 2023

“I find music to be an essential aspect of good mental health,” said Matthew Garcia, a licensed clinical social worker who moonlights as an event curator and vinyl record vendor. Garcia runs Outpatient...

Lulu Fatale dramatically leans back and to the left as she performs. A large purple flower can be seen in her black hair. She is also wearing red-soled heels and a silver studded bra.

GSEC’s erotic art show: drag, burlesque and art

Ariana Powell, City Editor // April 4, 2023

Hurricane Fran came out in a pink feathered robe and eventually teased it off while sauntering around the stage during Chico State’s Gender and Sexuality Equity Coalition's erotic art show on Thursday,...

Noah Skaiepz begins his theatrical performance on stage at The Naked Lounge.

‘I want to be a punk rock band’ Safe Space fundraiser

Ariana Powell, City Editor // February 1, 2023

Noah Skaiepz, stage name Know Escapes, almost immediately took to the stage to begin his performance, which the performer himself would describe as “theatrical.”  Some of the first words out...

Attendees mill around The Naked Lounge before the performances start at around 8 p.m. Taken by Ariana Powell, Dec. 3.

Sonic sounds in the lounge

Ariana Powell, Reporter // December 7, 2022

Laughter could be heard as a guy in a baseball hat and a The Cure shirt carried an iPad paced around The Naked Lounge, as he adjusted audio levels during sound check. Wearing a beanie and hoodie-leather...

Neavh Lovecreek, founder of Effigy Designs, as photographed by Jen Vasquez, Oct. 15.

Common suspect: dark fantasy fashion

Ariana Powell, Reporter // October 19, 2022

Common Collective, an art collective that organizes events to bring the community together and support local artists, hosted the first-ever Suspect Gala and Dark Fantasy Fashion Show on Oct. 15. The...

The band, Mark 3 performing at the Battle of the Bands.

A night far from off-key

Walker Hardy, Reporter // September 22, 2022

Red and purple stage lights glared into the eyes of faculty and students on the evening of Sept. 6. From red drums to a bright-green electric guitar, the rock-hard melodies shook the KCSC stage, while...

Secret Trail Brewing Co. flies high, four years and counting.

Not-so-Secret Trail: Four years of brewing off the beaten path

Ian Hilton, News Editor // October 31, 2021

Tucked away from major streets and foot traffic, a Chico gem is thriving. The word is out about Secret Trail Brewing Company; staff and patrons alike feel the momentum, and owners Michelle and Charlie...

The Mother Hips. Photo contributed by Hi-Res Images and Blue Rose.

Chico welcomes The Mother Hips’ homecoming, pending new album release

Shae Pastrana, Reporter // September 30, 2021

The Mother Hips will return this weekend to celebrate 30 years of rock in the city that started their musical journey. As their new album approaches, fans have much to honor, in memory of the band’s...

Spring Break playlist

Spring Break playlist

Kirstin Joyce, Staff Writer // March 13, 2020

It’s been a long semester, and most of us are all too eager to take the week off for spring break. To help you get into a vacation-ready mood, listen to this playlist full of songs that are worthy of...

Remembering the Ridge allows people to attach items to memorialize what was lost in the Camp Fire. Photo credit: Mitchell Kret

Remembering the Ridge represents unwavering strength in the community

Mitchell Kret // April 10, 2019

The Remembering the Ridge memorial event was held in the breezeway of Meriam Library April 8. The event featured guest speakers, poetry, music and an introduction to the interactive art exhibit that will...

(L to R) Chris Thorne and Aman Cowell performing during their set with Sounds Good. Photo credit: Angel Ortega

SOTA Productions brings “soul” in an intimate concert

Angel Ortega // April 9, 2019

Chico State’s School of the Arts Productions curated an intimate concert featuring artists from Chico to Southern California. The show, "Chico Soul", was hosted by Down Lo, a bar and grill located...

Caloy performed at the first Nooner Concert of the Semester. Photo credit: Mitchell Kret

AS Productions hosts kickoff Nooner Concert

Mitchell Kret // April 5, 2019
AS Productions' concerts are back to showcase local and student artists.
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