Issue #320 November 16, 2016

P • PL Just Like Us

former locals’ new MPLS band spits out intricate psych-rock cassette

Hannah Mumm

Freak funk has new face, and it’s strangely familiar. Back in February, five Midwestern musicians merged to form P • PL. The band is based in the Twin Cities, but some of its roots lie in the Chippewa Valley ...

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Issue #320 November 16, 2016

Keep Your Eyes Peeled

The Giants of Midgard let it rip on new album Beware

Laura Lash, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Giants of Midgard are about to release their new album Beware, a hyper-local telltale collection of songs with creative and comical titles. The band originated in 2013 with Jodi Hanson on vocals and ...

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Issue #319 November 2, 2016

Whale House on Film

local band cuts video of unique live performance

Eric Christenson

Local alt-rockers Whale House are debuting two new videos for “Red Sun” – a spacey, fuzzed out rock gem – and “Think Of Me” – a stomping psych-rock tune with a ton of muscle. The videos were a multi-faceted ...

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Issue #319 November 2, 2016

Bop 'Til You Drop

EC native to facilitate early jazz experience for kids

Eric Christenson

There’s a room full of people and instruments buzzing. A rhythm section taps out a basic tune while kids, their parents, and other musicians alike are dancing, moving, and singing together ...

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Issue #318 October 19, 2016

Party Like It's the 90s!

Children’s Museum plans nostalgic shindig for grownups

Katie Larson

Grab your Hammer pants from your closet, dust off your oval-rimmed glasses, leave your angst at home, and head over to the Children’s Museum of Eau Claire for the After Dark 90s Party! This 21-or-older ...

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Issue #316 September 21, 2016

Emcee vs. Emcee

No Coast rap battle returns to backroom at The Plus

Natalie Rosenkranz

Guess who’s back? Back again? Mr. Pizzy and Romes are bringing No Coast Raps back to The Plus! (Tell a friend.) On Sept. 23 in the Plus backroom on Graham Avenue (a.k.a. The Venue), No Coast Raps is holding ...

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