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The secret to relaxation: angry rock music

Ariana Powell, City Editor // March 2, 2023

Nothing is more cathartic than turning on loud music after a long and stressful day. I find that it’s pleasing to turn on some angry emo rock music to make my anger regarding classes, responsibilities,...

A large crowd pushes up against the small stage in The Naked Lounge.

Rockin’ seditious and sadistic exposure to hardcore

Ariana Powell, City Editor // January 29, 2023

Don’t fall down, and don’t get kicked. These were the moshing tips being passed around the room to all of the punk and hard rock concert newbies. Three hardcore-type bands, Sedition, Exposure Therapy...

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

Black Flag plays a perfectly chaotic show

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...

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

Sunny Acres orchestrates Chico’s punk music scene

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...

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...

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.

Punk concert comes to 1078 Gallery

Tom Sundgren // October 10, 2015
Saturday, Oct. 10, a variety of punk bands from the Chico area will be performing at 1078 Gallery in downtown Chico.
(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.
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