Arts & Culture

Sounds like a scene

It’s a golden age of sorts in our little burg, with many stages—Naked Lounge, Argus Bar + Patio, Duffy’s Tavern, The Tackle Box, Senator Theatre, Secret Trail Brewing Co., Mulberry Station, Sierra Nevada Big Room, […]

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You gotta hear this band

This feature is part of the CN&R’s Live Music Guide special issue. What’s on? What’s good? Anything new in the scene? Why, yes. We asked some locals who pay attention to these sorts of things, […]

Arts & Culture

Book ’em, Chico!

This feature is part of the CN&R’s Live Music Guide special issue. Check out the CN&R’s Arts & Culture calendar online at It takes a village to build a music scene. Venues, performers and […]

Arts & Culture

Found on Main

This feature is part of the CN&R’s Live Music Guide special issue. One of the most enduring images of nightlife in downtown Chico has been the section of Main street framed by Third and Fourth […]


‘Songs of peace’

Russian icon Boris Grebenshchikov’s music, like the man himself, is enigmatic. It is sometimes playful, often poignant, and always poetic; rebellious, yet reverential; and rooted in Russian culture, but embracive of global influences. This multiplicity […]

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Tour of duty

Since forming more than 15 years ago, Ukrainian avant-folk group DhakaBrakha has served as cultural ambassadors for that country. The band was born in Kyiv’s Dakh Contemporary Arts Center, a world-renown experimental theater, and its […]

Arts & Culture

String awakening

Ryan Davidson is in love. Perhaps obsessively so, he admitted one recent morning as he stood behind his workbench surrounded by the objects of his affection: violins, in all states of construction and repair, from […]

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Dropping for spring

Lyfecoach – Lyfe Threatening Band PoliticsWord on the street is that you can buy Lyfecoach’s EP Lyfe Threatening Band Politics only at its upcoming release party, and that there will be just 45 copies of […]

Arts & Culture

Looking ahead

This feature is part of the Chico News & Review’s 2022 Arts & Music special issue. Arts have long been entwined with the identity of Chico—theaters, museums, troupes, musicians, artists and patrons weaving a rich […]