8 Weird and Wondrous Wisconsin Summer Festivals

Wed. Jul. 17th, 2019  |  Kensie Kiesow

Wisconsin festivals are, by far, the most classic, Midwestern affairs to experience during the year. Here there be eight Wisconsin festivals to visit this summer, as well as a bonus festival listed at the bottom that you’ll just have to check out ...

Gods or Spacemen

Pyrrhic debuts after seven years in the making

Thu. Jul. 11th, 2019  |  Broc Seigneurie

It’s often said that the creative process is something that can’t be rushed. That theory has been put to the test by regional rock group Gods or Spacemen with their debut release, Pyrrhic. The result is a bluesy indie-rock passion project

Sabeen Sadiq Graces the Plus

Laugh it up to support the Red Letter Grant

Thu. Jul. 11th, 2019  |  Rebecca Mennecke

Comedian. Writer. Spectacular human. That’s Sabeen Sadiq, a Chicago-based comedian and actor, according to her website. As a part of the Red Letter Grant Comedy Night, hosted by the Menomonie Market ...

Dhimiters Gets Saucy at Food Truck Friday

Thu. Jul. 11th, 2019  |  V1 Staff, photos by Adam Smith

Dhimiters gyros began with a trip Vangjel Kapbardhi took to Germany. Kapbardhi stopped at the kabab stands to grab a donër — which is essentially the same as a gyro, he said. Once home, Kapbardhi recreated the donër and, thus, Dhimiters gyros was born. In addition ...

Bloody Awesome

Elk Lake Tavern steps up Bloody Mary game

Thu. Jul. 11th, 2019  |  Samantha Kobbs

The competition for Best Bloody in the Chippewa Valley just got stiffer as underdog Elk Lake Tavern moved its way up the power rankings. Just a few miles straight west of Eau Claire at 10500 W. Cameron St., this ...

Red Cedar Film Festival Launches With 30 Indie Films

Thu. Jul. 11th, 2019  |  Lauren Fisher

Movie lovers will flock to Menomonie in July to enjoy fresh films on the big screen at the historic Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts, or under the stars in Wilson Park, as part of the inaugural Red Cedar Film Festival. Out of nearly 70 entries, festival visionary and UW-Stout ...

The Jam Offers Musical Experience for EC Youth

Thu. Jul. 11th, 2019  |  Lauren Fisher

Local musician Michael Rambo of CollECtive Choir has started up a new faith-based music program for Eau Claire youth. The Jam will take place Fridays at 3-5:30pm at The Lighthouse (310 E Madison St.) and offer a free ...

Music Quick Hits | July 2019

Thu. Jul. 11th, 2019  |  V1 Staff

Local favorite Eau Claire noise rock outfit Gash recently dropped two new tunes on a split EP with Milwaukee band Divine Crush. The split, which is called Split, features two new songs from each band ...

Garden Club Grants Help Valley Bloom

Thu. Jul. 11th, 2019  |  V1 Staff

The Eau Claire Garden Club has awarded $2,450 in grants to local garden organizations to help make the Chippewa Valley a verdant place. The annual grant program helps organizations ...

5 Ways Wisconsin Helped Put a Man on the Moon

Thu. Jul. 11th, 2019  |  Tom Giffey

When the first men to walk on the moon splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on July 24, 1969 – 50 years ago this month – the first human being they encountered was Lt. Clancy Hatleberg, a 25-year-old ...

Opening Shot | July 10, 2019

Thu. Jul. 11th, 2019  |  photos by Branden Nall

FIELD OF BEAMS. Eau Claire’s annual Independence Day fireworks display popped off on July 4 (of course) just after 10pm. As usual, ground zero for the show was the Carson Park baseball stadium, with thousands of locals watching from the park and around the entire city.

On the Cover | July 10, 2019

learn more about Volume One's cover art from Harlie Juedes

Thu. Jul. 11th, 2019

“Sitting around the fire, watching it burn, and feeling the heat on a cool night is glorious. We often don’t recognize it, but we live in a beautiful part of the world. I love capturing this beauty ..."

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