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Photo of the day

Photo of the day

Carly Maxstone

January 28, 2018


Filed under Multimedia

Volkswagon Beetle outside Senator Theater in downtown Chico, Sunday.

Local DJs play stage-side with Baauer at the Senator

Local DJs play stage-side with Baauer at the Senator

Sean Martens and Nicole Henson

September 26, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

Local production companies Blowout Entertainment and Diamond Productions put on Senator Theatre's biggest show yet on Saturday. The line-up included profound names in the electronic music world such as producers Baauer, Vanic and Andrew Luce. The openers were local Chico DJs Ossian and Immullinati. The show was a sweet kic...

Get ready to rage with Cherub

Get ready to rage with Cherub

Matthew Manfredi

November 7, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Since the beginning of September, Cherub, the electronic-pop duo from Nashville, TN, has been on a non-stop national tour in support of their recently released album, “Bleed Gold, Piss Excellence.” On Nov. 9, they are bringing the party to the stage of the Senator Theatre. Literally. “Expect...

Despite fights, IAMSU! steals the show

Despite fights, IAMSU! steals the show

December 13, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

The Senator Theatre was packed shoulder to shoulder on Dec. 5 thanks to IAMSU!. It didn't matter if a huge fight broke out, if people jumped up and moved their arms to the beat or if the performers were crowd-surfing— the audience was consistently energetic.Casey Veggies came out first and the crowd moved...

Madeon too relaxed, security not so much

Madeon too relaxed, security not so much

Dana Muensterman

September 23, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

It is sad to see “rave culture” turn into something that is solely based on drugs or becoming as intoxicated as possible. It should be more about the experience you have with the people in the crowd, along with feeling the music through your body. Most of the time, the people you meet are cool p...

In Flames brings destructive sound to Chico

In Flames brings destructive sound to Chico

Tom Sundgren

March 3, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Q&As, Reviews

Shadowy beings emerged from the onstage fog as heavy melodic guitar riffs flourished throughout the Senator Theatre's PA systems on Saturday as progressive metal act, In Flames, ignited the air with their incendiary sound. Devout fans of all ages head banged, moshed, crowd surfed, and sang along thr...

Trap music hits Chico

Trap music hits Chico

William Rein

January 28, 2015


Filed under Community, News

RL Grime, Los Angeles trap producer famous for his “Satisfaction,” “Mercy” and “Love Sosa” remixes and work with Baauer (“Harlem Shake”) and What So Not, is coming to the Senator this Friday to a sold-out show. The 23-year-old Grime, his name an homage to R.L. Stine of the Goosebum...

Electronic dance music duo comes to Chico

Electronic dance music duo comes to Chico

Katherine Feaster

January 17, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Adventure Club hit the stage Friday night at the Senator Theatre where fans danced the night away. Chico State students who attended the concert spoke nothing but great things about the electronic dance music duo's performance. “The senator was more then 90 percent sold out last night, and it was p...

Jake Early: printmaker, proud Chicoan

Jake Early: printmaker, proud Chicoan

Kristen Moran

October 14, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Renowned printmaker and Chico native Jake Early's affection, pride and genuine love for Chico and California is apparent in every bold, unique design he illustrates. Prints from his latest collection, "My Hometown," were installed on the outside of the Senator Theatre on Friday, adding to his alrea...

YG sells out solid show at Senator

YG sells out solid show at Senator

Michael Quiring

May 14, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

A sold-out crowd filled the Senator Theatre in anticipation to listen to one of the West Coast's latest stars Tuesday night during finals week. From classics to modern hits, the show covered it all.Hip-hop artist YG came to Chico for one of the many shows on his "My Krazy Life" tour. Special guest DJ ...

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