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

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

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

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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