Well, if you like country music, this is the weekend for you, bud. Saturday and Sunday feature the last two days of Country Fest over in good ol’ Cadott. On Saturday, you can see the likes of Joey & Rory, Jamey Johnson, Jake Owen, Craig Morgan, and Brad Paisley. On Sunday, you got yer basic Julianne Hough, Keith Anderson, Jimmy Wayne, Jason Aldean, and Mr. George Strait. So cowboy up fer that, pard’ner. Details.
In this episode: Swine flu and summer camp don’t mix, those mischievous Wisconsin wolves, and a flimflamming online dating service. Also, we give away a $50 Draganetti’s gift certificate and 2 free movie tickets to Micon Cinemas. If you'd like to enter a contest, go here: http://volumeone.org/v1_insiders.html
Caught wind of this over on WQOW.com. This is some of the funniest commentary I’ve see on the whole “Favre in Minnesota” saga, and it’s in T-shirt form, no less. The garment was produced right in Madison. Oh, Favre. How did we get to this place? Will we ever be friends again?
I can’t find any source worth citing here, but many are saying the mythical Favre/Viking deal is all but done, with a formal announcement coming within a week. A radio station in Minneapolis claims that Favre has “agreed in principle to a one-year contract full of incentives” and will be attending training camp.
OK, ending national sports coverage … now.
Just this week, we added a ton of new stuff to our trusty ol’ webshop. Like what, you ask? Like new CDs from all the bands playing our Sounds Like Summer concert series. But even more exciting and titillating, we’ve added stack after stack of all-new T-shirts. Like what, you ask (again)?
The Sounds Like Summer concert series T-shirt you know and love has been updated with a new color we invented called olive green-ish. Check it out.
We’ve got an all-new line of “Neighborhood T-shirts” allowing you to display some hyper-local pride right there on your chest. As of now, the neighborhood shirts come in three flavors: savory Third Ward, scrumptious East Hill, and, um, juicy Putnam Heights. But if we get enough requests for a certain neighborhood, we might make more.
If you love biking in Eau Claire, hold onto your helmets and behold our elegant (and informative) I BIKE EC shirts, were the “BIKE” is a picture of a bike. Why waste letters?
And as always, we’ve got our classic, black Volume One Tee which tells everyone around you, “I look good in black, baby.” Every one of these fine T-shirts is manufactured with four conveniently placed holes to make wearing them a cinch. They practically wear themselves! All shirts are available in both men's and women's sizes through the webshop or at the concert series.
We’ve all been hearing about Bon Iver since forever ago, but trust me when I say he’s one of the hardest working men in show business. Through Pitchfork early last month, Justin Vernon announced his side project Volcano Choir: a collaboration with fellow Wisconsinites Collections of Colonies of Bees. The band has actually been together (living more or less within the bounds of civilization, as Vernon always has) for around three years, retrofitting them as a super group.
Volcano Choir is scheduled for a debut LP, Unmap, on label Jagjaguwar September 22. Vernon described the band as more experimental than Bon Iver, which is expected; Collections of Colonies of Bees are almost purely instrumental. As a result, Vernon’s singing will fall into the overall mix a bit more. Still, it’s not far enough left field to induce shouting matches with Jagjaguwar.