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Tue. Jul. 5th, 2011

Mousetrap Tavern to Appear in India Movie

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In March, a crew of L.A. filmmakers came to downtown Eau Claire’s Mousetrap Tavern to shoot a scene that would be included in a feature film.

Tue. Jul. 5th, 2011

The Rosebuds

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indie duo returns to town for House of Rock show

Tue. Jul. 5th, 2011

Amble Down Signs Halloween Alaska, Cuts Their First Vinyl

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In its splashiest out-of-town acquisition to date, Chippewa Valley-based Amble Down Records signed Halloween, Alaska and announced the upcoming release of the band’s fourth studio album, All Night the Calls Came In.

Thu. Apr. 14th, 2011

What Record Store Day Holds in Store...

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On April 16, vinyl collectors will have a rare opportunity to get their hands on the newest, most exclusive albums. Revival Records will open its door at 8am for Record Store Day, a national holiday that store owner Billy Siegel says is his Christmas.

The Daily Shakedown

Tue. Apr. 12th, 2011

Saturday: Record Store Day

Andy Plank, photos by Andrea Paulseth

On Saturday, April 16, vinyl collectors will have a rare opportunity to get their hands on the newest, most exclusive albums. Barstow Street’s Revival Records will open its door at 8am for Record Store Day, a national holiday that store owner ...

Thu. Mar. 3rd, 2011

The Next 24 Hours

Andy Plank, photos by Frank H. Robinson

UWEC Players restart the clock on their 24-Hour Project

Thu. Mar. 3rd, 2011

Take Part in a Whirlwind of Stage Creativity

Andy Plank, photos by Frank H. Robinson

Artists draw inspiration from a plethora of experiences and directions. Ideas big and small are filtered through a creative process that can take weeks, months, even years to complete.

The Daily Shakedown

Mon. Feb. 14th, 2011

Piano-only version of last Meridene album!

Andy Plank, photos by Drew Kaiser

Keyboardist Paul Brandt flipped the nine songs on “Something Like Blood,” upside-down and shook out all the pop-rock, guitars, drums and words. What he had left was “Something Like Wedding Music,” a nine-track piano solo of the entire album.

Thu. Feb. 3rd, 2011

A Beastly Show

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Backstage Concert Series to feature Laarks, Zoo Animal

Thu. Aug. 12th, 2010

Trio of Local Bands Head Out on (Separate) Tours

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Chippewa Vallians have come to expect a higher standard of music as fans and bands of the past few years have continuously met those standards with creative new ideas.

Thu. Mar. 25th, 2010

Zoo Animal

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hooky Minneapolis creature on display at The Underground

Thu. Dec. 24th, 2009

New Year's Rockings

Andy Plank, photos by Andrea Paulseth

rock 2009 into oblivion with House of Rock’s annual show

Thu. Oct. 15th, 2009

He Are the Willows

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A Collection of Sounds and Something Like the Plague is Eau Claire native-turned Minneapolis-citizen Peter Miller’s most focused and impressive solo offering yet.

Thu. Oct. 1st, 2009

Peter Wolf Crier

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In an unprompted spark of creativity during the summer of 2008, Peter Pisano (The Wars of 1812) first began the diligent late night process of mapping songs that would eventually become his new musical endeavor.

Thu. Aug. 6th, 2009

Laarks Go Kosher

Andy Plank, photos by Frank H. Robinson

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

Thu. May. 14th, 2009

Comeback Keil

Andy Plank, photos by Andrea Paulseth

local punk bassist back on tour with Comeback Kid

Thu. Mar. 5th, 2009

An Exaltation of Laarks

Andy Plank, photos by Nick Meyer

Eau Claire indie band Laarks launch their debut album

Thu. Nov. 20th, 2008

That's So Funk Rock

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WHYS Radio benefit with Minneapolis band The Histronic

Thu. Oct. 23rd, 2008

Midwest Tour for Gentle Guest

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Two months after releasing its rowdy, dirty blues debut, The Gentle Guest is hitting the road.

Thu. Oct. 23rd, 2008

Ramblers Release New CD

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The Chippewa Valley’s The River City Ramblers have released a new full-length album.

Thu. Sep. 25th, 2008

Spaghetti Techno

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Fiamma Fumana seamlessly mixes roots with electronica

Thu. Sep. 11th, 2008

Megafaun

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EC-raised musicians keep upending folk in North Carolina

Thu. Sep. 11th, 2008

The Gentle Guest

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Eric Rykal and friends release folk spectacle