Issue #373 December 12, 2018

Mudd Meets Midwest

Puddle of Mudd to perform at The Metro

Lauren Fisher

Twenty-eight-year veterans of the grunge metal scene Puddle of Mudd will perform at The Metro in downtown Eau Claire on Dec. 30. The Missouri-born band has been jamming since the release of its first album ...

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Issue #373 December 12, 2018

The Joy of Writing

Sound and Stories series returns with some holiday magic

Rayna DeJongh

Chippewa Valley Writer’s Guild Sound and Stories Series is back with Joy to the World at the Pablo Arts Center, Tuesday, Dec. 18 at 7pm. The sold-out show will feature a collaboration of sounds from The Ukulele Klub ...

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Issue #373 December 12, 2018

Triple Play

three EPs make up Nick Anderson and the Skinny Lovers’ new record

Broc Seigneurie

If you’ve been paying attention to the music scene around Eau Claire, chances are you’ve heard of Nick Anderson and the Skinny Lovers. The power trio rose from the ashes of local rock act Granite Rose ...

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Issue #373 December 12, 2018

A Fugue Good Men

Orenda Fugue’s latest is a thank you to a supportive, friendly music scene

Tori Johnson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Eau Claire band Orenda Fugue will perform its new album, Revel, at a free show at the Mousetrap on Dec. 15. We’re Wolves will start the evening off around 9pm, followed with a performance ...

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Issue #373 December 12, 2018

At the Table and on the Walls

Pablo exhibit features work by female artists from the Chippewa Valley

Abby Norton

The Pablo Center at the Confluence is currently hosting “A Seat at the Table,” an exhibit composed of art created by women in the Chippewa Valley. Featured artists include Lori Chilefone, CJ Connor, Christina Loew ...

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Issue #372 November 28, 2018

No Holiday Cheer? Improvise!

“Eat This!” show combines storytelling, improv to create holiday hilarity

Catey Leonardson

The holiday season invites all sorts of memories into our minds: the good, the bad, and the awkward. Local storytellers and improv performers will poke fun at this tumultuous yet festive time of year on Thursday, Nov. 29 ...

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Issue #372 November 28, 2018

A Pine Hollow Homecoming

Bri Murphy and Ben Shaw team up for in-studio show

Bonni Knight

There’s something special about coming home. On Dec. 14, two musicians who both sprouted their musical roots in Eau Claire are returning to perform at the very studio where they recorded their most recent albums. Bri Murphy graduated ...

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Issue #372 November 28, 2018

Holiday Triple Play

December offers three chances for Christmas spirit on stage

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Get the holiday hype up by attending some community theater productions of Christmas classics and new holiday favorites. The Menomonie Theater Guild, Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild, and Eau Claire Children’s Theatre are each producing wintry plays for families and children to enjoy ...

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February Gray

Nickolas Butler

Today i just want to be an old wooden chair // or the patient barber // whose broom is always pushing piles // of very white hair ...

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