The Orion

365 Chico ends with surprising discoveries

Photo courtesy of Sesar Sanchez.

Anisha Brady

December 8, 2016

Last January, Sanchez set out to photograph and interview one Chico local every day for the past year. What began as a mere concept, blossomed into a grand and diverse compilation of portraits and interviews.Now that Sanchez’s project is coming to a close at the end of this month, he explains his...

Q&A: Cold Blue Mountain on playing in Chico, upcoming tour

Tom Sundgren

January 17, 2015

Chico rockers Sesar Sanchez and Brandon Squyres of Cold Blue Mountain shared their views on bar shows and dished on their upcoming tour.What local venues do you usually play? Sesar Sanchez: Monstro's Pizza, 1078 Gallery, Cafe Coda. Brandon Squyres: There are other places to play that are 21 and over. But mos...

Media mixer features local artists of all trades under one roof

Heather Bennett, owner of Candy Cougar Art, displaying her unconventional painting style during the monthly Mixed Media Mixer Review at the 1078 gallery. Photo credit: Chelsea Jeffers

Jake Hutchison

November 5, 2014

[metaslider id=37807] Photographs by Chelsea Jeffers. Sculptures, vinyl records and the mild smell of grape juice drew passing crowds of Chico residents and local artists into 1078 Gallery Sunday night. The Mixed Media Mixer, which just made its local debut, is a free event that will take place ...

Study Break: Cold Blue Mountain ‘Old Blood’ album review

Photo courtesy of Cold Blue Mountain

Trevor Whitney

October 10, 2014

Local "doom-inspired sludge metal" band Cold Blue Mountain often sounds like a downtempo deafheaven meets Neurosis on its sophomore album "Old Blood," released Tuesday. The album, which can be bought here or at the band's album release party Friday, Oct. 17, is a slight departure from its previous self-title...

Rock bands to host fierce show at Monstros

Teeph's current lineup, from left to right, is Sesar Sanchez, Alex Coffin and Matt Shilts. Photo courtesy of Teeph.

Jake Hutchison

September 3, 2014

Chico rockers have a reason to rejoice Sept. 10. Aggressively talented local band Teeph and Portland, Oregon's Gaytheist will play a loud, live show at Monstros Pizza with local debuting acts #whitegirlwasted and Los New Huevos. Teeph's guitarist and vocalist, Sesar Sanchez, said the show is based ar...

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