Issue #192 Dec. 8, 2011

An Earful of Weed

the sonic creations of an Eau Claire export

Eric Christenson

With the internet and ridiculously affordable recording software becoming effortlessly accessibly, tons and tons of kids with little more than guitars and microphones are producing and recording do-it-yourself tracks more easily than ever.

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Issue #192 Dec. 8, 2011

Interview: Justin Vernon

the frontman reflects on the Bon Iver tour, being home, and what’s ahead

Trevor Kupfer, photos by D.L. Anderson

“I just want to be able to start being more of a part of my community, because for the last four years I haven’t have time, and the 26 years before that I was just trying to become a musician and make...”

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Issue #190, Nov. 10, 2011

Another Last Waltz

Thanksgiving Day tribute concert returns for seconds

Emily Anderson

The Band’s 1976 farewell concert, dubbed The Last Waltz, marked the end of their touring career. For the second time, a local group of musicians have taken on the ambitious task of recreating this piece of musical history. These musicians ...

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Issue #189, Oct. 27, 2011

Building the Whale House

experimental electro-rock band sports new lineup, EP

Lindsey Matysik, photos by Zachary Oliphant

Local experimental indie rock band Whale House is back with a brand new drummer and a renewed vigor. The band, comprised of original members Clayton Brice and Caleb Price, acquired Bryant Bohachek after months of waiting.

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Issue # 186, Sept. 15, 2011

Peter Cries Again

semi-local duo releases sophomore album

Trevor Kupfer

If you buy the dozen or so reviews of Peter Wolf Crier’s sophomore album, then the duo has streamlined their sound to be more produced and thoughtful. And that’s what you get when you spend more than one day on material.

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Issue #175 April 14th, 2011

A Breed Unknown

fast-rising Eau Claire metal band releases EP

Andrew Patrie

“Chug-chug-chugchug-chug-chug-scree!!” is as familiar to metal maniacs as John Williams’ score for Jaws is to beach bunnies. And on A Breed Unknown’s new EP, Afterlife, you can rest assured that not one ounce of beer will be lost...

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Issue #151 May 6th, 2010


jazz trio Adelyn Rose draws sound from Eau Claire scene

Cindal Heart, photos by Jesse Johnson

Eau Claire’s fresh-faced talent emerges in a three-piece jazz ensemble, making tidal waves of luscious sounds with their fair-weather vocals and docile sound.

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Issue #139 November 12th, 2009


a solid 16 years on the indie scene, and still going strong

Ian Jacoby

Low is a band of dichotomies. They’re rockstars who bring their kids with them on tour. Alan Sparhawk (the driving force behind the band) is a Mormon who likes to drink. 

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Issue #132 August 6th, 2009

Laarks Go Kosher

Laarks sign with Absolutely Kosher, plan album re-release and tour

Andy Plank, photos by Frank H. Robinson

The band’s hard work is coming to fruition in the shape of a record deal with one of the most well-known indie-rock labels in the business.

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