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The exterior of Monstros Pizza. Photo by Grant Schmieding.

Monstros Pizza satisfies taste buds, sense of adventure

Grant Schmieding // March 26, 2018

Utter confusion, vintage arcade machines, old black-and-white newsreels, random hours, cash only, dim lighting, old newspapers, no menu and reasonably good pizza. If that list sounds good to you, then...

Vocalist of Post/Boredom belting out a note. Photo credit: Sean Martens

When the sun goes down at Monstros Pizza

Matthew Manfredi // September 8, 2016

Unlike downtown, Wednesday night is quiet on West Sacramento Avenue. There’s Tony’s Liquor, apartment buildings, houses and Nettleton Stadium sits quietly in the distance, but then there’s Monstros...

(From left) Bryan, bassist; Miles, guitarist and  Tommy, lead vocals with support from the 
drummer of Tri-Lateral Dirts Commission perform their most popular song, Get Hurt/Burn Out. Photo credit: Grant Casey

Massive hardcore sound rattles Monstros Pizza

Tom Sundgren // September 26, 2015
Intense sets were brought from Chico bands Tri-Lateral Dirts Commission and Criminal Wave along with other touring bands at the pizza parlor on Thursday, Sept. 25.
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
Chico's punk scene took center stage on Saturday at Monstros Pizza, where 24 bands brought high energy to a packed crowd.
Bassist Greg Hopkins, drummer Daniel Taylor and guitarist Dan Greenfield perform at the PRF West music festival in Oakland last year. Photo courtesy of Shannon Corr Photography.

Q&A: West By Swan on name origin, juggling family and touring

Tom Sundgren // February 24, 2015
Bass guitarist and vocalist Greg Hopkins of the local Chico rock band talks venues, priorities with kids and upcoming shows.
Teephs current lineup, from left to right, is Sesar Sanchez, Alex Coffin and Matt Shilts. Photo courtesy of Teeph.

Rock bands to host fierce show at Monstros

Jake Hutchison // September 3, 2014
The Orion spoke with Teeph's guitarist, Sesar Sanchez, about the band's upcoming performance at Monstros Pizza, featuring seasoned and debut acts.
The Sorority and its vocalist Cliff Greenwood stole the show with their energetic, intense performance Friday at Monstros Pizza. Photo credit: John Domogma

Monstros rock show features raw, powerful performances

Jake Hutchison // August 30, 2014
Local bands West by Swan and Metronaut and Oakland's The Sorority played a solid rock show Friday at Monstros Pizza.
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