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The Upstairs Neighbours return after hiatus with new lineup

The Upstairs Neighbours return after hiatus with new lineup

Lauren Smith

April 26, 2015

[metaslider id=46546] Photos by Trevor Ryan After the death of band member and principal songwriter Aaron Drange, local Chico band The Upstairs Neighbours have returned from hiatus with a new lineup of members and a determination to keep the band going. The small jazz ensemble consists of Harrison ...

Punk is not dead in Chico

A circle pit gets going at the Jefferson Fest Showcase during PSO's performance at the 1078 Gallery, Feb. 27, 2015. Photo credit: Trevor Ryan

Daena Marissa Iqbal Hakim

March 1, 2015

Illuminating the gallery walls, the soft glow of warm lighting bounced across the room, lining a trail of contemporary art. 1078 gallery played host to “The Jefferson Pre-Fest,” a hardcore punk showcase celebrating “The Jefferson Fest” based in Anderson, CA. The Jefferson Fest is a hard...

Vaping: Effective quitting technique or harmful trend?

Timothy Toavs, owner of Chico Vapor Lounge Shop, started using electronic cigarettes as a way to quit smoking. Photo credit: Nick Bragg

Nick Bragg

February 15, 2015

A thick white cloud of vapor rolled off of Timothy Toavs lips as he discussed the hobby that helped him quit smoking. Studies have shown that electronic cigarettes, also known as advanced personal vaporizers, can help individuals reduce the urge to smoke. However, the coping mechanism may be turni...

Chico State throws 10th annual party for Black History Month

Natalie Windt earns a loud applause for her costume and character

Amanda Rhine

February 15, 2015

Jazz music filled the air while people donning costumes of dapper gentlemen and fringed flappers entered the Performing Arts Center.The set designs elevated the room’s golden age feel, students, faculty, staff and people of all ages took a trip back in time to celebrate the Harlem Renaissance on Thursday night.In honor of...

BassMint: Underground club in downtown

BassMint: Underground club in downtown

Trevor Ryan

January 28, 2015

[metaslider id=40589] BassMint, located adjacent to Peking Chinese Restaurant in downtown Chico, was packed with students and locals the first Friday of the spring semester. The owners of the restaurant, which can be found between Mom's and The Golden 1 Credit Union, have opted to use the space after...

Chico dance club turns up the bass from underground

Amanda Rhine

January 25, 2015

The term "underground" is both figurative and literal for this unique once-a-week club. Not only does Bassmint play experimental music that doesn't conform to the typical standards of mainstream genres, it is held in the Peking Chinese Restaurant on West 2nd Street which is actually located below street...

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