The Orion

Local performance venue back on track to open in November

Local performance venue back on track to open in November

Jeffrey Fox

October 28, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

A collective of Chico artists and musicians will open a performance space in November with the intent of allowing concertgoers to see their favorite local musicians perform on stage. For free. The Barn, a subscriber-funded venture located at 164 E. 11th St., is championed by two locals already steepe...

Q&A: Sofa King on puppets, funk soup

Q&A: Sofa King on puppets, funk soup

Jeffrey Fox

October 19, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Q&As

The Orion met with the musicians of Sofa King to discover their origin story, writing process and inspirations before their show Oct. 14 at 1078 Gallery.The Orion: How did the band develop?Christina Comfort, lead vocals: The band originally started with myself and brothers Brian Jones and Douglas Jones. Brian and I met at Butte College while we were ...

Recording studio creates scholarship for local musicians

Recording studio creates scholarship for local musicians

Jeffrey Fox

August 31, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

There's only one place you'd find two rappers, three singer-songwriters and a funky family band performing in the same night. Chico's 1078 Gallery, which has become well-known for showcasing local talent, hosted a benefit concert Saturday featuring Sick Bird, Jbiz, Deedee Vest, Alex Brown, Joe Goodwin and Sofa King for the Energy Plant Arts recording ...

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