Issue #391 Aug. 21, 2019

Die Happy

Them Coulee Boys level up big time for new record

Eric Christenson

There’s a proverbial sea of so-called bluegrass music out there in the world that all, for better or worse, sounds exactly the same. I get it, there’s subtleties to the formula, niches yet to be explored, and ...

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Issue #391 Aug. 21, 2019

Help With Healing

musicians and friends band together for benefit concert

Lauren Fisher

The Chippewa Valley’s musical community will come together Sept. 6 to launch a three-day benefit event to support Duane (Danno) Kebschull, founder of DMi Sound, member of the Chippewa Valley Blues ...

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Issue #390 Aug. 7, 2019

Music Quick Hits | August 2019

V1 Staff, photos by Taylor Smith

Ahead of the Aug. 23 release of their next album, titled Die Happy, Eau Claire’s own Them Coulee Boys have released a brand new single and accompanying music video for the song “Midnight Manifestos.” The video finds the Boys on scene at Whispering Pines Campground ...

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Issue #390 Aug. 7, 2019

Not Your Average Summer Job

meet the Blugold behind the Sunset Sounds Music Series

Denise Olson, photos by UW-Eau Claire News

Blugolds are a “build your own adventure” bunch, creating new learning opportunities where they may not yet exist. When senior Event Production Crew operations manager and music education ...

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Issue #388 July 10, 2019

Gods or Spacemen

Pyrrhic debuts after seven years in the making

Broc Seigneurie

It’s often said that the creative process is something that can’t be rushed. That theory has been put to the test by regional rock group Gods or Spacemen with their debut release, Pyrrhic. The result is a bluesy indie-rock passion project

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Issue #387 June 26, 2019

March Your Way to Menomonie

Drum Corps International competition rolls into UW-Stout’s Williams Stadium

Rebecca Mennecke

Drum Corps International – a collection of the most prestigious marching ensembles in the world – is set to roll-step its way to Menomonie as a part of a tour of competitions around the country ...

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Issue #387 June 26, 2019

Everybody, Meet Naalia

sister/brother duo’s R&B tunes are remarkably fresh

Eric Christenson

From the minute you hear Aliana Sigala’s singing voice, it becomes startlingly apparent she’s a special talent. Raised on classic R&B and honed on musical theater and show choir, she ducks around notes with swiftness, power, and vulnerability. And she makes it seem easy ...

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Issue #386 June 12, 2019

Music Quick Hits | June 2019

Eric Christenson

Even though it’s well-established that there won’t be a traditional version of the Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival this summer, the Oxbeaux street concert that preceded the last two fests will return for a blockbuster third concert, now with an extra day. On August 9 and 10 ...

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Issue #385 May 29, 2019

Timeless Sounds

quartet of music veterans partner on original album

Parker Reed, photos by Andrea Paulseth

A new group of veteran Chippewa Valley musicians is writing, recording, and covering music that will have listeners thinking of the past and thankful to hear it in the present ...

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