Iggy and the rest of the gang
ANXIOUS DAYS No time to whine, deadlines; for now, one line: “This loss hurts, but never stop believing that fighting for what’s right is worth it.”—Hillary Clinton
No fun This is the real shit. All self-respecting rockers need to get to the Pageant Theatre this week for Gimme Danger, Jim Jarmusch’s just-released documentary on the band The Stooges. Mixing the dark noise of the Velvet Underground, the sensuality of Jim Morrison, the glamor of David Bowie and the blue-collar toughness of the Detroit band’s factory-town beginnings, Iggy Pop and his band of Stooges created a primal, wild and loud brand of rock that would end up influencing the sound, look and attitude of most of the punk and alternative music that would come after. Opens Friday (Nov. 11).
Art correction In last week’s issue, we published the wrong photo to accompany the Fine Arts pick of the week for Sorting It Out, the current exhibit at the Butte College Art Gallery. The CN&R apologizes to North Carolina artist Nicole Uzzell with this (correct) image of one her installations in the show that “explores our obsession with cleanliness and the unsafe products we use to achieve” it. On display through Dec. 8.
Listen local Want to hear your band on the radio? “Chico’s Alternative Radio Station,” KVXX (101.7 FM), is debuting a new weekly program called “Locals Only,” an hour-long show dedicated to local music, and they want to play your songs. The show is hosted by the station’s Operations Manager/Program Director Chris Singleton, and will air Saturdays, 9-10 p.m., beginning Nov. 12. Bring your band’s CD to the Music Connection or email your songs to email@example.com for consideration.
And to cover all the airways, remember that V, over at ZRock (106.7 FM), still hosts the local-artist spotlight “Money Shot,” weeknights at 9:20 p.m. Send your MP3s and bios to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration.
Celebrate the word Come out to The Bookstore tomorrow night (Friday, Nov. 11) at 6:30 and hear the Fiction 59 winners and honorable mentions published in this week’s issue read their stories live!
RIP, Susan Last Thursday, Nov. 3, Susan Schulz lost her battle with brain cancer. She was 37. Schulz was co-owner of Chico’s Kettil’s Keep Table Top Games with her husband, local comic-book artist and owner of CK Comics, Shane Will. Schulz was first diagnosed with cancerous brain tumors 12 years ago while she was a student at Chico State. She had been in remission for about a decade until last year when the cancer returned. In a post on his Facebook page, Will said she died peacefully in her sleep. There will be a memorial for Schulz Sunday, Nov. 20, at the Chico Veterans Memorial Hall, 554 Rio Lindo Ave.