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Participants in KCSC’s show are all deeply involved in their performances. 
From left to right: Sierra Buck, Kennedy Jude, Rose Fields, Aaron Gee, Madalén Cortez, and Jeffrey Lenh. Photos taken by SavStudios on Feb 17, 2024.

KCSC Radio presents: Melodies of love and heartbreak

Brooke Cárcamo, Reporter // February 22, 2024

KCSC Radio hosted “Melodies of Love and Heartbreak,” a Valentine's Day-themed music competition, at Naked Lounge in Downtown Chico on Saturday. Various artists performed, including Jeffrey Lenh, Aaron...

Chris Keene performing in the band Surrogate on Arguss outdoor patio.

Spirit of Chico’s Valley Fever rises from grave as new LP

Shae Pastrana, Reporter // December 1, 2021

A key chapter of Chico’s downtown live-music story has been rekindled with a successful benefit the first weekend of November. Music promoter DJ Jake Sprecher organized an LP-release event, which...

DJs set up for the first Silent Disco event at the Naked Lounge. Photo credit: Dominique Wood

‘Silent Disco’ gets locals to bust a move

Alex Coba // September 29, 2018

Music was bumping and people were grooving the night away, yet the room was silent. How was this possible? Well, the event was a silent disco, the first of its kind at the Naked Lounge.Chico's Naked Lounge...

Joshua Hegg, Ethan Swet, and Madison Carlisle DeSantis preform original pieces at the 3rd Monday Jazz Jam at Naked Lounge, September 17 2018. Photo credit: Tara Killoran

Jazz Jam entertains listeners, invites all musicians

Alex Coba // September 18, 2018

It was a night of jazz-filled goodness as Naked Lounge hosted the first anniversary of its 3rd Monday Jazz Jam. Locals enjoyed original music and popular covers as a variety of artists got to perform. The...

Pregnant band electric guitarist performs for a crowd at the Naked Lounge coffee shop. Photo credit: Caitlyn Young

Uncle Dad’s Art Collective presents a night of listening

Caitlyn Young // December 13, 2017

There is a certain vibe that having a late night concert in a coffee shop creates that is very difficult to replicate in other places. This purely artistic, listening vibe was presented at the Naked Lounge...

Inside view of the train shaped coffee shop. Photo credit: Jovanna Garcia

Local coffee shops reviewed

Opinion Staff // March 17, 2017

The Orion opinion staff collected data from five Chico coffee shops and rated them on a five-point scale. Each grade considered general wait time, ambiance, staff friendliness, quality and price. Common...

Getting lost in the pieces was a reoccurring theme at the art show because the characters were so creatively put together. The mixture of characters and poems kept the viewer engaged. Photo credit: Jordan Rodrigues

David Mcmillian Art Show

Jordan Rodrigues // November 14, 2016

The Naked Lounge hosted an art show featuring local artist David Mcmillian on Nov. 11. His show had a variety of different styles and messages conveyed through his art and about 15 total pieces were multimedia...

A variety of beer is available for both coffee and beer connoisseurs alike at Naked Lounge. Photo credit: Cortneanne Campbell

Is beer the new coffee?

Matthew Manfredi // November 14, 2016

Coffee shops will forever be a hub for the astute student to find a quiet place to hit the books; cafes will always offer a vacant table for an aspiring writer to rethink a plot twist over a bear claw;...

Naked Lounge promotional photo. Photo from official Facebook page.

Get your coffee on while you study

Michael Arias // March 31, 2016
Where the Wi-Fi is good and the coffee is even better
The pumpkin spice latte from The Naked Lounge Photo credit: Grace Kerfoot

Pumpkin spice latte showdown

December 13, 2015
Whether you're for or against team pumpkin spice, there's no denying the fact that people are going nuts for the combination of pumpkin and coffee.
Illustration by Kayce Tynan Photo credit: Kayce Tynan

Naked Lounge: Espresso yourself

Jovanna Garcia // September 12, 2015
Drinks and pastries are not the only things that bring people into The Naked Lounge Tea and Coffeehouse.
Chico State alumnae Melissa Oji and Samantha Fernandez, catch up over coffee at Naked Lounge. Photo credit: Christina Saschin

Readers, Digest: Favorite fall drinks

Christina Saschin // September 24, 2014
Autumn officially returned this week. Check out The Orion's picks for best places to bring fall to your taste buds.
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