230 West Sixteenth Street
next to Rotary Park
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The old Redeemer Lutheran Church building (also called the Church of Rock ‘n Rollis in the Barber Neighborhood at 230 West Sixteenth Street. The current home of the congregation is on the corner of Hawthorn Avenue and Moss Avenue.

in the mid-1980s  Fred Star, Mike Simmons, Dave Hooten. For years, the former Lutheran church on the south side of town served as a residence, rehearsal space for many local bands.

Over decades, this site went from church, to polling place, to dance studio, to student multiplex, back to church, to community theater, and at some point in the late-70s housed a recording studio and hosted concert/party/consciousness-altering events that are still recalled by many.

A list from a 1980s article in the Chico Times (by no means complete): The Worms, Daily Planet, The Liars, the Kim Cataluna Band, Rio Verde, Seventh Level, The Hats, Stark Naked, Diamondback, Das Boltz, Tumbling Dice, The Night Knights, The Gary Epps Band, 28th Day, Leo Swift, The Davey-poo Band, The X-Men (Davis), Leslie Riley, The Impostors (SF). Road Raisin, The Butte College Jazz Band, Butte Creek Family Band, Ralph Shine Blues Band.


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