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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Issue #384 May 15, 2019

Headbangin’ Good Times

Memorial Rocks Weekend to host a melting pot of rock

Lea Kopke, photos by Andrea Paulseth

On Memorial Day Weekend, bands from throughout the Chippewa Valley and beyond will join in a musical conglomeration of rock ’n’ roll. Memorial Rocks Weekend, sponsored by Keyeski Construction ...

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Issue #384 May 15, 2019

Musical Chemistry

professor’s love ot music culminates in debut album

Nathan Hopp

On April 22, Dr. Jim Phillips released the debut album of his latest passion project. Titled Jim Phillips Project, Phase I, this unique collection of original songs is separated into nine different tracks ...

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Issue #383 May 1, 2019

A Confluence of Musicians

Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra to perform Orff work alongside new choir

Lea Kopke, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The opening movement of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana sets the scene for dramatic moments across film and tv history, from the 1981 film Excalibur to episodes of American Horror Story ...

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Issue #383 May 1, 2019

Witch Way to Go?

musician chooses new instrument, genres on EP

Parker Reed, photos by Andrea Paulseth

One man just took a musical risk and released a new record in a new genre played on a new instrument. Tim Frederick, aka Witch Hunter General, is a Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter with ties to Eau Claire. He recently released ...

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Issue #382 April 17, 2019

Passion, Strings Attached

local luthier celebrates one year of guitar services in Eau Claire

Parker Reed, photos by Parker Reed

Some people never chase their passions, instead perhaps choosing to work a stable 9-5 job they resent for their entire life. But one small-business owner chose passion over security and just hit a major career milestone ...

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Issue #382 April 17, 2019

Improvisation and Inner Peace

Phippen and friends’ album an exercise in tranquility

Nathan Hopp, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Grammy-nominated flutist Peter Phippen has released a collaboration with Ivar Lunde Jr. and Tiit Raid, each one providing soul-enrapturing music on Phippen’s newest album, Seven. It is a stunning ...

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Issue #381 April 3, 2019

Massive Music

Menomonie Singers take on Handel’s masterpiece

Lauren Fisher, photos by Timothy Mather

Hallelujah! It’s polyphonic, it’s melismatic, it’s jubilant and ecstatic: It’s Handel’s Messiah. The Menomonie Singers are in the final stretch of preparation for their spring concerts, during ...

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