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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...

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

Punk is not dead in Chico

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...

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

Vaping: Effective quitting technique or harmful trend?

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...

Natalie Windt earns a loud applause for her costume and character Mysterious during the costume contest at the annual Rent Party, Feb. 12. Photo credit: Trevor Ryan

Chico State throws 10th annual party for Black History Month

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,...

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,...

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,...

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