Arts & Culture

Staging a comeback

The following Q&A is part of the CN&R’s Bring Back the Arts campaign, an interview series featuring artists and leaders of Butte County arts and music venues discussing their efforts to recover from the coronavirus […]

Arts & Culture

Light up the marquee

This feature is a part of the Chico News & Review’s Bring Back the Arts campaign, an interview series featuring the leaders of Butte County arts and music venues discussing their efforts to recover from […]

Arts & Culture

Return of nightlife?

This feature is part of the CN&R’s June 2021 Business Issue. Archer Lombardi kicked off 2020 ready for big changes. After nearly a decade dedicated to establishing The Maltese as one of Chico’s cornerstone bars […]

Arts & Culture

Chico Summer Jams

The song of the summer is, at its best, a great unifier, marking a point in time that all Americans all share—from anthems about waterfalls that we endeavored not to chase, to jams on old […]

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New jam in town

Chico loves jam bands. That’s no secret. Yet despite a built-in audience, there have been very few new bands creating the groovy/funky tunes (most of the current jammers have been in the local scene since […]

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Recording in place

When Seven Mills was 7 years old, she started her first band. Snowing in May was a collaboration with her older brother Ender, and the duo performed here and there around Chico throughout their youth—often […]

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‘We are not one genre’

It would be easy to mistake Scout Parker for a new artist. At 26, the fresh-faced musician—who goes by Scout on record and stage—looks even younger than that. Plus, the local singer/songwriter’s fresh electronic/hip-hop-influenced brand […]

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Art of lockdown

Lately, Michael Bone has felt lucky, sort of. Like so many of us, the well-known local musician is sheltering in place and working from home—teaching music and art, now online only, to his students from […]