Issue #365 August 22, 2018

Graham’s Story

songwriter found music came easy, lyrics were harder on debut album

Taylor Reisdorf

Everyone has a tale to tell, and local musician Graham Barnes’ debut album How the Story Goes has functioned as his personal storytelling outlet. Released in late June, the album is a ...

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Issue #365 August 22, 2018

Evolving Darkness

alt-metal band Evernoir hones in on tone for new album

Lauren Fisher, photos by Branden Nall

Finding the right words was never a challenge for Evernoir’s lead vocalist, Venerate Miercy. Songwriting was a therapeutic exercise during periods of her life when she suffered emotional, and sometimes ...

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Issue #364 August 8, 2018

Home Is Where the Heart Is

Ben Shaw records, releases new album in Eau Claire

Bonni Knight

From the beginning, Ben Shaw has understood the power of music. He was drawn from New York to Eau Claire to attend UW-Eau Claire, which, during the ’90s, was one of only two universities in the country offering a degree in music therapy. A self-proclaimed Dead Head ...

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Issue #363 July 25, 2018

Loud & Proud

there’s nothing out there quite like Gash

Eric Christenson

“Chicken Soup for the Cig Smoker’s Soul.” That’s how Justin Allen describes a two-story house on the Eastside Hill of Eau Claire called The Rash.

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