Nov 30

Pinback w/ Morricone Youth

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Mezzanine Doors: 7:00 PM | Big Room Doors: 7:30 PM
Pinback: 8:30 PM


Hailing from San Diego, pinback is a band comprised of two principal players: Armistead Burwell Smith IV (Zach) and Rob Crow. Pinback started as a part-time endeavor back in 1998, When Zach’s band 3 mile pilot went on an extended hiatus and Rob found time away from his other musical interests (mainly thingy and heavy vegetable). After recording their self-titled debut, released by ace fu in 1999, Pinback became a fully realized project.

The next few years saw an increase in Pinback activity. In 2000, Tree Records released the ep Some Voices, and Ace Fu released Pinback’s second full-length, blue screen life, in 2001. Between record releases, Pinback toured as a full five piece band, hitting points across North America and Europe. Additionally, Pinback offered up many tour-only eps, consisting of various combinations of live tracks, alternate takes, and unreleased songs. In 2003, Absolutely Kosher released the lengthy 5-song EP, Offcell.

The next chapter in their story will begin on October 12, 2004, when Pinback’s debut record for Touch and Go is released. Summer in Abaddon was recorded by the duo in Zach’s home studio over the course of 2003, and truly captures Pinback’s essence. Although it may seem like gentle pop music at first encounter, its brilliance is slowly revealed upon repeated listens. Songs are buoyant and lively at times, melancholy and dark at others, and always resonate with an underlying intensity. Between two musicians, Pinback lays out beautiful melodies that are deceptively complex, layering sounds and instruments upon one another and trading contrasting vocal parts with ease.

Sierra Nevada Presents! A Concert Series in the Big Room in Chico, CA
Dec 01

The Comedy Revolution

Tickets On Sale Oct 27th at 10:00 AM
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Mezzanine Doors: 7:00 PM | Big Room Doors: 7:30 PM
The Comedy Revolution: 8:00 PM

Join us for The Comedy Revolution hosted by DNA in the Big Room! Featuring Laurie Kilmartin with support from Phil Griffiths. Music provided by The Mike Waltz Trio.

Laurie Kilmartin has been doing standup since 1987 and has appeared on CONAN, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Comedy Central. Her Seeso special “45 Jokes About My Dead Dad” made Vulture’s list of Top Ten Comedy Specials of 2016. She’s written two books, Shitty Mom (2012) and Dead People Suck (2018). She is currently a writer for CONAN on TBS, and previously wrote for Tough Crowd w/Colin Quinn (Comedy Central) and The Late Late Show with Craig Fergusion (CBS). She has appeared at the Montreal Comedy Festival as a New Face and, 12 years later, as a Master.

As far as mid-life crisis go, Phil Griffiths’ wife stacks his career in stand up comedy as better than a drug addiction but worse than him having a mistress. With his dry deadpan humor, Phil shares his slightly off observations on life. Phil has opened for Kyle Kinane, Laurie Kilmartin, Chad Daniels, Jermaine Fowler, Brad Williams and more. Recently he performed in the 2018 SF Sketchfest and was a top ten finalist in the 2016 San Francisco Comedy Competition. He has also performed in the Chico, Santa Cruz, San Diego and Sacramento Comedy Festivals. Phil is a regular at the San Francisco and Sacramento Punch Line, Cobb’s Comedy Club and Rooster T. Feathers in Sunnyvale. He also produces and hosts Comedy Sharks, a successful comedy showcase in the Bay Area. Host DNA DNA has opened for Janeane Garofalo, Margaret Cho, Moshe Kasher and a million comedians you haven’t heard of, yet. The creator of the Chico Comedy Festival, The Santa Cruz Comedy Festival and a BOD member of Comedy Day in Robin Williams Meadow in Golden Gate Park, keeps DNA busy fulfilling his personal mission of building community through laughter. DNA will be opening his own comedy venue, DNA’s Comedy Lab, in Santa Cruz in 2019.

Sierra Nevada Presents! A Comedy Series in the Big Room in Chico, CA
Dec 04

Neko Case w/ Special Guest Destroyer

Tickets On Sale June 8th at 10:00 AM
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Mezzanine Doors: 7:00 PM | Big Room Doors: 7:30 PM
Destroyer (solo): 8:00 PM | Neko Case: 9:00 PM

STANDING ROOM ONLY SHOW. Please note that there will be VERY limited seating for this show. Seating is first come, first serve.

Neko Case has partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket will go to Peer Solutions and support their positive youth leadership and development program designed to prevent harm before it begins and engage lifetime ambassadors of positive change (


About Neko Case

Five years have passed since Case’s last solo project, The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You. In the interim, she sang on Whiteout Conditions, the 2017 release from longtime bandmates the New Pornographers. The year before that, she released a vinyl box set of her solo work and joined k.d. Lang and Laura Veirs on the case/lang/veirs project.

Her new record, Hell-On, is out June 1st on Anti- Records. The record was born at the hands of some three dozen performers in all, from k.d. Lang, Laura Veirs, Beth Ditto, and Robert Forster on backing vocals, to Joey Burns of Calexico and Doug Gillard of Guided by Voices on guitars, and Barbara Gruska and Matt Chamberlain on drums. The sidelong perspective is part of the known Neko galaxy, but the production is more expansive and edgier, moving into new universes. These are songs that can swallow you.

A force of nature, an act of a mercurial, forgotten god, Hell-On is a record sealed by fire, filled with love and rage and dangers that might lay waste to everything at any moment. So if you wake up dazed in a smoking landscape, walking through the detritus of your own lost civilization with the smell of ash in your hair, your favorite sweater gone and a new song in your head, don’t say you weren’t warned.

Bad Luck Official Video:

w/ Special Guest Destroyer (solo)

Sierra Nevada Presents! A Concert Series in the Big Room in Chico, CA
Dec 29

Leftover Salmon

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Mezzanine Doors: 7:00 PM | Big Room Doors: 7:30 PM
Leftover Salmon: 8:30 PM


Leftover Salmon

For the past quarter-century, Colorado’s Leftover Salmon has established itself as one of the great purveyors of Americana music, digging deep into the well that supplies its influences; rock ‘n’ roll, folk, bluegrass, Cajun, soul, zydeco, jazz and blues. They are firmly settled in the long lineage of bands that defy simple categorization, instead setting their own musical agenda. They are the direct descendants of bands like Little Feat, New Grass Revival, Grateful Dead and The Band, born of the heart and soul of America itself, playing music that reflects the sounds emanating from the Appalachian hills, the streets of New Orleans, the clubs of Chicago, the plains of Texas, and the mountains of Colorado…

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Sierra Nevada Presents! A Concert Series in the Big Room in Chico, CA
Jan 13

Lyrics Born w/ Calvin Black

All ticket holders will be automatically transferred to new date.
If you are unable to make this re-scheduled date, you will receive a full refund.


Available online or in the Gift Shop
Mezzanine Doors: 7:00 PM | Big Room Doors: 7:30 PM
Calvin Black 8:00 PM | Lyrics Born: 9:00 PM


Lyrics Born

Lyrics Born relocated to the United States from his birthplace of Toyko, Japan right around the time Hip Hop was exploding on the East Coast. From the moment he heard Sugar Hill Gang’s 1980 classic “Rapper’s Delight,” the Bay Area Hip Hop luminary knew he’d found his calling. Twenty-five years later, LB has obliterated the stereotypes of what an MC is “supposed to” look like and captured the hearts of countless fans who gravitate to his distinctive voice. He’s now the only Asian-American MC to release 10 studios albums and the first to play major music festivals like Coachella and Lollapalooza.

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Sierra Nevada Presents! A Concert Series in the Big Room in Chico, CA