Issue #249 March 6, 2014

Heart of the Matter

Eau Claire music veterans Jonathon Seeley, Adam Thoms and Alyssa Rieper have banded together to create a new expansive folk/country group, Heart Of The Heart. The three-piece – with the help of a handful of other EC musicians including ...

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EC Native Makes Friends with Oscar

He may not be an A-list Hollywood celeb, but Eau Claire-native Peter W. Anderson got more hardware from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences this year than Leonardo DiCaprio or Sandra Bullock did. Anderson, a 1960 Eau Claire Memorial ...

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Excerpt from A Wild, Cold State

At a museum just off Main Street you enter a door in the middle of what – if your imagination leaps – is the silver underbelly. Inside, a display of antique lures, tackle boxes, outboard motors, stuffed specimens of not only muskie but bass ...

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Issue #248 Feb. 20, 2014

Decadent Cabaret 'tis on the way!

Break out the wigs and bell bottoms, ladies and gentlemen: It’s time for Decadent Cabaret. The weekend-long festival at House Of Rock will turn 35 this year and will celebrate with 35 sets over three nights March 6-8. Oh, what’s that? You’ve ...

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Listening to the Rivers

The word “rivers” can mean a lot in Eau Claire, but another meaning is three years in the making. Rivers consists of experienced local musicians Dexter Wolfe (Sky Lion), Pat Kuehn (Adelyn Rose, Thresher Shark) and Colin Carey (Dust Of Men) ...

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Issue #247 Feb. 6, 2014

Lunchtime in the Gallery

The Furlong Gallery at UW-Stout has launched “Middle Mondays,” an ongoing series of speeches that complement artwork in the gallery. Each Monday at lunchtime the gallery will feature a speaker whose work is in one of the shows currently on ...

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Lunch Date

The drive to Madison only took 70 minutes, but it felt like hours. Her feet rustled in the garbage that littered the bottom of Dan’s Prius, greasy McDonald’s bags and bits of stale Kwik Trip hotdog buns mixed with the vague stench of old fishing ...

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Still Tangled After All These Years

Tangled Up in Hue on Barstow Street has become a fixture and major part of the downtown Eau Claire experience since Erin Roesler and Jamie Kyser opened its doors five years ago. Its website describes it as “one-of-a-kind art collective ...

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Music of America

Think you know the musical landscape of America? Well, the Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra will have you think again with its upcoming concert “American Music, Through the Years.” American music is as diverse and ever changing as our history ...

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Issue #246 Jan. 23, 2014

North House Preps New EP

Eau Claire electronic musician North House is a workhorse. Alex Tronson, the 20-something UW-Eau Claire student behind North House, keeps his Bandcamp page active, constantly posting new tracks, remixes, and mixtapes that show a surprisingly ...

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Sad Ewok Infiltrates House of Rock

While this might be one of the weirder stories of the year, it’s not too surprising considering who it comes from. Minneapolis experimental band Marijuana Deathsquads (headed by Eau Clairian Ryan Olson) has a new video for their song ...

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Issue #245 Jan. 9, 2014

War Bride, 1944

When the phone rang that night / my heart skipped a beat. / It was the voice of my beloved— / I can hear it yet. / “I’m being shipped out. / Are you going to marry me or not?”

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The Teacher

i am an old tractor / when i steam ahead / my cleats bruise earth / making the way ready / for seeds to meet sun

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Issue #244 Dec. 19, 2013

Dwarfcraft Adds to Its Stable of Pedals

Dwarfcraft Devices has been serving up fuzz and noise to the world from right here in the Chippewa Valley for years, but a recent acquisition might branch them out even more. The Eau Claire-based guitar pedal company recently took over ...

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Get the Party Started

Sometimes the only thing to do in winter is throw a party. That’s exactly what three artists are doing at the Acoustic Café, 102 Main St., in Menomonie all through the month of December. Art Party is a show featuring the work of local artists ...

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Issue #243 Dec. 5, 2013

Romance: A Parable

I live in a garden apartment. Upstairs, a woman I rarely see, / who keeps a huge leggy dog and a green parrot. Every day / an hour after she walks to work, the parrot calls from its cage

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Fantastical Follow-Up

In 2010 local author Travis Ludvigson released Yaré Darkness Bound, the first book in a three-part fantasy series, The Nephilim Chronicles. Now Ludvigson has unleashed the second book, Iron Song ...

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Issue #242 Nov. 21, 2013
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Issue #240 Oct. 24, 2013

Michale Perry Broadcasts New Book of Essays

From radio show host to nurse to firefighter and even to New York Times bestselling author, Michael Perry has done it all and kept busy. As a humorist, he hosts Tent Show Radio and as a musician he tours with his band, the Long Beds. Tent Show ...

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