The Orion

Black Flag plays a perfectly chaotic show

Theo shredded on the guitar and moved all around the stage during his performance. Photo credit: Melissa Herrera

Danielle Kessler

September 8, 2019

Punk fans of all ages gathered at The Senator Theatre in Downtown Chico on Thursday night to see Black Flag perform. As at staple of classic punk rock for four decades, to many this set was much more than just a performance.The show kicked off with an opening performance from the London-based band, ...

Sunny Acres orchestrates Chico’s punk music scene

The members of Sunny Acres, Manuel Lopes (Left), Mike Justice (Middle), Jac Derner (right) cozy up on Jac's bed to talk about their latest house show with Oakland band Ice Cream. Photo credit: Miguel Orozco

Jackson Sawa

April 3, 2017

The couch is in the kitchen. A couch wouldn't make sense in Jac Derner's living room, it would just get in the way of the mosh pit.The only permanent furniture in the living room is a drum set, some amps and some microphone stands.Sunny Acres is an eccentric music trio based in Chico consisting of De...

When the sun goes down at Monstros Pizza

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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 Pizza. Guitar amps are turned up, microphones feed back and hot slices of pizza slide across the counter...

Punk concert comes to 1078 Gallery

Fistful of Pennies will be among the five bands bands performing at 1078 Gallery on Oct. 10 for an all-ages punk concert. Photo courtesy of Fistful of Pennies.

Tom Sundgren

October 10, 2015

Five bands will be performing at 1078 Gallery tonight at 7:30 p.m.Fistful of Pennies, Intelligent Elephant, Boom City, C.A.F. and Fight Music will bring varying styles of punk music ranging from acoustic/pop punk to folk punk."I'm definitely looking forward to mosh pits," said Justin Green, singer and guita...

Massive hardcore sound rattles Monstros Pizza

(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,

Tom Sundgren

September 26, 2015

On Thursday night, more than 40 people came to enjoy drinks, interactions with fellow musicians and friends and moshing to the heavy sound of punk and other forms of extreme music. A side note though, ironically pizza was not available due to the oven not working accurately but is said to be fixed now.The...

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