Issue #343 Oct. 18, 2017

Letting Their Lights Shine

choir for Chippewa Valley seniors dealing with dementia lifts spirits, makes memories

Tom Giffey

The heads of the performers, gray and not-so-gray, bob in anticipation above their music-filled spiral notebooks as they prepare to sing. This selection for the Stand in the Light Choir is an arrangement ...

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Issue #342 Oct. 4, 2017

Master Singers Celebrate Silver

2017-18 season marks 25th anniversary of the renowned local choral group

Emily Kinzel

Many musical happenings take place in our lovely Eau Claire, however this year marks the Silver Anniversary of the Master Singers. Happy 25 years guys! Director and Conductor Gary Schwartzhoff ...

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Issue #342 Oct. 4, 2017

Stanton Stands Tall

Stout grad continues to leave mark in Nashville

by UW-Stout News

As a young man Johnny Stanton hoped to make a living someday playing music. Stanton cut his musical teeth in middle school garage bands in Eau Claire with classmate Justin Vernon ...

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Issue #342 Oct. 4, 2017

Can't Keep a Good Song Down

releasing She Do Voodoo’s unpublished album

Andrew Patrie, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Sometimes we get lucky: we find a $20 bill in a jeans pocket, the doctor tells us test results came back negative, or we are allowed a second chance to make good on a youthful dream ...

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Issue #342 Oct. 4, 2017

Finding That Someone

Sarah Lou Richards releases fourth studio album

Emily Kinzel

UW-Eau Claire graduate Sarah Lou Richards is releasing not her first, not her second, not even her third, but her fourth album of spellbinding folk pop tunes. Now based in Nashville ...

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Issue #341 Sept. 20, 2017

Hearing Our Heritage

UWEC oral history project records musical memories

Marie Anthony

My coffee hadn’t yet hit my bloodstream. I wasn’t fully prepared for such a fountain of energy at 8 on a Monday morning, but Dr. Daniel Ott’s enthusiasm was more of a boost than even Starbucks provides ...

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Issue #341 Sept. 20, 2017

Not Just Any Pop Duo

DeKam & Johnson create relatable tunes with a twist

Measha Vieth, photos by Nicole Johnson

Noah DeKam and Logan Johnson get your body moving to their funky beats, vocal harmonies, and instrumental vibe. With inspiration from John Mayer’s latest album, these two provide a new look at pop music ...

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Issue #340 Sept. 6, 2017

Music Quick Hits | Sept. 2017

Eric Christenson

A super exciting show was announced last week featuring Hiss Golden Messenger, the project of North Carolina-based songwriter and Bon Iver collaborator MC Taylor. The show’s happening at The Lismore Hotel in downtown Eau Claire on Friday, Oct. 27, in support of HGM’s forthcoming ...

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Issue #340 Sept. 6, 2017

Thrice as Nice

Sawdust City Limits is back with a powerful local lineup

V1 Staff

Serving up a genre-bending eight-act sampler platter of local music, the third-ever Sawdust City Limits concert will bring the scene together yet again for one night only at The Plus on Sept. 16 at 7pm. Jon Olstadt of rock band Drunk Drivers is the mind behind the madness – and one of the performers ...

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Issue #340 Sept. 6, 2017

Artful Noises

Chamber Noise builds oscilloscopes & startlingly good psych-rock tunes

Eric Christenson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

For a band with only a few shows under its belt, a handful of psych-rock tunes, and a bunch of old TVs, the new Eau Claire trio Chamber Noise is laying the foundation for what could be an immensely cool project for years to come ...

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Issue #339 Aug. 23, 2017

Indie Radio in Action

Blugold Radio hosts Confluence patio concert, Prince tribute

V1 Staff, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Local independent radio station Blugold Radio 99.9FM is kicking off this fall semester with a stellar pair of one-of-a-kind music events including a patio concert at Haymarket Landing and a tribute to the late great Prince ...

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Issue #338 Aug. 9, 2017

A Decade of Bluegrass

WHYS Radio’s annual festival celebrates 10 years of music and community

Measha Vieth, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Tucked among the trees at Lake Altoona County Park on Aug. 19 there will stand two stages filled to the brim with bluegrass and roots music of all kinds. Musicians from Eau Claire such as the Ukulele Klub of Eau Claire ...

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Issue #337 July 26, 2017

Healing With Music

album of local talent will combat substance abuse

Max Martinson

Jennifer Coyne is a licensed therapist and local musician who has used the power of music in her efforts to combat substance abuse in the Chippewa Valley. During years working as a therapist ...

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Issue #337 July 26, 2017

Sweet Release

acoustic duo Olive Sings finds joy in music

Marie Anthony, photos by Andrea Paulseth

In the sleepy hours of day, Seth and Kayla’s words tugged at my heart. As the lyrics of “Sweet Release” continued, I felt my heart ache and dance all at once. I know – without a doubt – that Kayla Zoltak and Seth Gamble of Chippewa Falls ...

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Issue #337 July 26, 2017

Just Call It Art-cadia

Ashley for the Arts transforms town with music, more

Kendra Lamer

Ashley for the Arts, one of Wisconsin’s largest charity events – last year it drew more than 30,000 people – will take place Aug. 10-12 at Memorial Park in Arcadia. The three-day festival is packed with music ...

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