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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.

‘New Beat Fund’ brings So Cal Guac Rock to the music world

‘New Beat Fund’ brings So Cal Guac Rock to the music world

Anna Porretta

November 16, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Q&As, Showcase

When New Beat Fund Front Jeff Liliberte took the stage at The Senator Theater, you could tell that he'd stood where Kurt Cobain once stood in a booth at the legendary Sound City. It was like the ghost of the Nirvana front man inhabited his body as he danced on stage in an oversized cardigan similar to...

Sage the Gemini coming to the Senator Theatre

Sage the Gemini coming to the Senator Theatre

Cassandra Porter

May 1, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews, Showcase

Rapper, songwriter and producer Sage the Gemini will be performing at the Senator Theatre on Saturday, May 7. The rapper is a member of The HBK Gang, short for Heartbreak Gang, a hip-hop and music production collective based in the Bay Area. HBK was founded by Iamsu!, another frequent performer in C...

The Story So Far: big, loud, engaging

The Story So Far: big, loud, engaging

Matthew Manfredi

April 25, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Usually, bands that play larger venues like the Senator Theatre have some sort of stage visual: a huge back line of speaker cabinets, a long colorful banner hanging in the back of the stage or an elaborate lights show. The Story So Far didn’t have any of that. And they didn’t need it. On April 23,...

Floater returns to Chico with pair of upcoming shows

Floater returns to Chico with pair of upcoming shows

Tom Sundgren

April 21, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Ever since the mid-'90s, Floater has been traveling to Chico to play its music live on tour. This time around, the band will change things up by performing an acoustic set for its first show and then plugging back in for the second. Floater's singer/songwriter Rob Wynia said: "We try to always keep ...

Reggae band Rebelution promotes “good vibes” at Chico concert

Reggae band Rebelution promotes “good vibes” at Chico concert

Greta Gordon

March 9, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Smoke filled the room and red, green, and yellow spotlights danced around the ceiling at the Senator Sunday night as Rebelution took the stage. The crowd went wild cheering."Tonight we're going to play a little of old stuff and a little new stuff," announced the lead singer Eric Rachmany to a cheering audience, "hope you ...

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