Big Room

Marc Broussard w/ The Dales - Sunday, September 23
The Motet - Monday, September 24
We Were Promised Jetpacks w/ Jenn Champion - Monday, October 8
The Stone Foxes w/ Tango Alpha Tango - Wednesday, October 10
Poor Man's Whiskey - Saturday, October 13

Sierra Nevada Presents!

Live in the Big Room

Known as one of the premier venues in the North State, the Big Room at Sierra Nevada is an upscale live music and event space located at the brewery in Chico, California.  Sierra Nevada presents many different types of shows, including our Heritage Series – dinner-theater-style concerts rich in the traditions of Americana and bluegrass, offered in an intimate setting.  Sierra Nevada will also present rock, alternative, independent and R&B music and much more!

Upcoming Shows

Oct31
Big Room

Decades Halloween Party!

Tickets On Sale: September 1st at 10:00 AM
Doors: 6:00 PM | Dinner & Dessert: 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Decades Halloween Party: 7:30 PM
This event is 21+ only.
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Decades

Since 2010, Decades (based in Chico, CA) has been working (and rocking) around the clock to learn material spanning from the 1940’s (Glenn Miller’s Orchestra’s “In The Mood”) to today (Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk”). The band has played over 700 shows all along the West Coast, and are well on their way to booking another 100+ shows for 2018, earning its place as one of California’s most in-demand bands. Throughout a single show, they’ll swap between several instruments (including saxophone, harmonica, trumpet to name a few) and belt out four part harmonies, showcasing each members’ musical versatility, while continuing to put on a highly energetic live show.

Decades is bringing their amazing show to throw an epic Halloween Party in the Big Room! Costumes strongly encouraged!

https://youtu.be/WOXoDNcsPaQ

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Decades Dinner Menu

Fresh brewery bread
Arugula Salad (cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, pickled red onion, shaved parmesan, red wine vinaigrette)
Herbed Orzo (clarified butter, garden herbs, shallots)
Mediterranean Chicken (chicken breast braised with tomatoes, artichoke hearts, kalamata olives, red onion, in a garlic wine sauce)
Bigfoot Brownie (caramel sauce and chocolate whipped cream)

Nov06
Big Room

of Montreal w/ Reptaliens

Tickets On Sale July 11th at 10:00 AM
Available online or in the Gift Shop
Mezzanine Doors: 7:00 PM | Big Room Doors: 7:30 PM
Reptaliens 8:00 PM | of Montreal 9:00 PM
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of Montreal

Two important events occurred during the making of White Is Relic/Irrealis Mood. I became “Simulated Reality” paranoid and I fell in LOVE.

Well a lot more happened during the process of writing and recording, but those are the two big ones. I also reached a healthy point of self-forgiveness for my failed marriage and became deeply educated in the lies of America the Great.

I feel like a switch was recently turned on in my brain and now I’m beginning to see through the lies that have been fed to me my whole life by the masters of media and by those who control and manipulate the narrative of our cultural identity and social order.

My paranoia began during the presidential election cycle and reached a dangerous peak shortly after the inauguration. In the meantime I watched and read countless works of art in a mad effort to be reminded of how many truly brilliant people there are living/struggling among us and to try to maintain a positive outlook. The works of Angela Davis, Noam Chomsky, Chris Kraus, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and the Autobiographies of Malcolm X and Mark E Smith were all great inspirations, to name a few.

Musically, I was very inspired by the extended dance mixes that people used to make for pop singles back in the ‘80s. It’s so cool how a lot of the 80’s hits had these really intricate and interesting longer versions that wouldn’t get played on the radio and could only be heard in the clubs. I used that template with these tracks, I wanted them all to feel like the extended “club edit” of album tracks.

I also decided to abandon the “live band in a room” approach that I had been using on the recent albums and work more on my own or remotely with collaborators. I used the same drum sample packs throughout because I wanted the album to have a rhythmic continuity to it. I wanted the drums to have a strong and consistent identity, similar to how Prince’s Linn Electronics LM-1 drum machine played such an important role on his classic albums. Zac Colwell also played a huge role on this album, adding saxophones and synths to most of the songs. I also got a lot of help from long time collaborators, and “of Montreal” touring members, Clayton Rychlik and JoJo Glidewell.

The two title concept came to me when I was thinking about how difficult it is to frame the message of a song with just one title, because so often the songs are about so many different subjects. ‘White Is Relic’ was inspired by James Baldwin’s writings regarding the creation and propagation of a toxic American White identity. I’ve come to learn how it’s just a tool wielded by the 1% to give poor white people a false sense of superiority in an effort to keep the masses placated and numb to how deeply we’re all getting fucked by our capitalist rulers. An ‘Irrealis Mood’ is a linguistic indicator that something isn’t yet reality but does have the potential to become so.

I’m always searching for new identities so this concept of the death of “Whiteness” appeals to me greatly. Might be the only way to save the world.

-Kevin Barnes, January 2018

w/ support from Reptaliens

Nov08
Big Room

Blitzen Trapper

Tickets On Sale June 22nd at 10:00 AM
Available online or in the Gift Shop
Mezzanine Doors: 7:00 PM | Big Room Doors: 7:30 PM | Show 8:00 PM
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About Blitzen Trapper

On September 14th, Sub Pop will release the newly expanded and 10th-anniversary edition of Blitzen Trapper’s Furr, the group’s classic fourth album.

In 2008, the Portland, Oregon-based experimental country and folk rock band released Furr its breakthrough and label debut for Sub Pop. The album was met with universal acclaim, earning praise from the likes of The Guardian, Pitchfork, Paste, AV Club, and Rolling Stone, who in it’s 4 star review called it “an engaging album full of rootsy beauty.” The album would go on to earn the no. 13 spot on Rolling Stone’s “50 Best Albums of 2008,” later that year.

Blitzen Trapper will support the release of Furr (Deluxe Edition) with a massive fall North American tour, beginning September 13th-15th at Victoria’s Rifflandia Festival and ending November 17th at Portland’s Doug Fir Lounge. These fall shows will find the band playing Furr in its entirety, followed by a set of fan favorites from throughout the band’s discography.

Furr Official Video: https://youtu.be/CmBgxP56R1I

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