Issue: February 02, 2012

Welcome to the Local Band Issue! That's right, it's time for our annual

celebration of local music. This year we highlight five bands we think you

should keep your ears open for over the next year. Plus, there's a rundown

of the huge number of metal bands thrashing right here in Butte County. So,

school yourself.

In other news: A local bris shines a light on the national circumcision

debate; two council members announce they won't be running again; the

low-down on dairy goats; and a Q&A with a local Civil War re-enactor.

Read on!

Meredith Graham, managing editor