Lee Butterworth

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Weezer Tribute Show @The Plus

Tue. Aug. 29th, 2017

On Saturday, August 26 at The Plus, Sons of Guns played as "Weerez" for a Weezer tribute show. Weerez played the entire the Blue Album, plus favorites from Pinkerton and the Green Album, plus a little Maladroit and a dash of B-Sides ...

Rock Fest 2017

Mon. Jul. 17th, 2017

Rock Fest 2017 took place Thursday, July 13 through Saturday, July 15 in Cadott, WI. This massive rock n' roll fest featured such artists as Slayer, Avenged Sevenfold, Megadeth, and Rob Zombie, with many other performances throughout the weekend.

Eaux Claires 2017: The Grounds

Wed. Jun. 21st, 2017

Crafted by creative director Michael Brown, the 2017 Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival (June 16 & 17) set out to be a unique experience for fest goers. It mixed a diverse lineup of music with ambitious art installations, striking stages, and a beautiful natural setting next to the Chippewa River.

Eaux Claires 2017: The Music

Wed. Jun. 21st, 2017

With multiple stages and a diverse lineup of performers hand-picked by festival curators Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) and Aaron Dessner (The National), the 2017 Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival (June 16 & 17) provided two days of fantastic live music ...

Eaux Claires 2017: The People

Wed. Jun. 21st, 2017

Tens of thousands people showed up for the 2017 Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival (June 16 & 17). Attracted by the diverse lineup; headliner shows from Chance the Rapper, Wilco, Paul Simon, and the all-star John Prine tribute; and the promise of ...

The Daily Shakedown

Mon. Jun. 19th, 2017

Eaux Claires 2017: In the Woods and in the Rain

Eric Christenson, photos by Lee Butterworth, Luong Huynh

Rain happened off and on throughout Troix, the third installment of the Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival, but the tricky weather was never enough suppress the creative energy, artistic drive, and good vibes that permeate this particular fest every year.

The Daily Shakedown

Wed. Jun. 14th, 2017

PHOTOS: Eaux Claires Fans at Peak Eaux Claires

Mike Paulus, photos by Luong Huynh, Lee Butterworth

We've taken many a photograph over the past two Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festivals, as all kinds of fantastic people converge upon the Chippewa Valley from around the world. Enjoy a handful of music fans who seem extra-at-home at Eaux Claires.

Thu. Jun. 1st, 2017

Artistic Evolution

Eric Christenson, photos by Lee Butterworth, Luong Huynh

Eaux Claires Troix’s art program is focused on interaction

The Daily Shakedown

Fri. May. 19th, 2017

Eaux Claires Goes Huge on 2017 Art Installations

Eric Christenson, photos by Lee Butterworth, Luong Huynh

The Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival is just about four weeks away, and they just announced their mind-bending slate of visual arts, performance pieces, sound installations, artistic collaborations, and literature events ...

Wed. May. 17th, 2017

Rock No More

Eric Christenson, photos by Kelsey Smith, Lee Butterworth

The House of Rock will shut its doors in July

Tue. Apr. 18th, 2017

Your Favorite Local Winemakers

Hillary Bell, photos by Lee Butterworth

the top three local wineries from the most recent Best of the Chippewa Valley Readers Poll

The Daily Shakedown

Thu. Mar. 9th, 2017

Eaux Claires Announces 2017 Day-to-Day Lineup

Eric Christenson, photos by Lee Butterworth

Just over three months away, the Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival announced their day-to-day lineup today for year three on June 16 and 17 with headliners Chance The Rapper, Paul Simon with yMusic, Wilco, Feist, and John Prine ...

Thu. Feb. 23rd, 2017

Under the Covers

Natalie Rosenkranz, photos by Lee Butterworth

Decadent Cabaret bringing a wild weekend of music

Sawdust City Limits 2016

Tue. Nov. 15th, 2016

Sawdust City Limits is a new one-day music festival designed to showcase the strength and variety of Eau Claire's music scene ...

Eaux Claires 2016: The Grounds

Thu. Aug. 18th, 2016

Crafted by creative director Michael Brown, the 2016 Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival (August 12 & 13) set out to be a unique experience for fest goers. It mixed a diverse lineup of music with ambitious art installations, striking stages, and a beautiful natural setting next to the Chippewa River.

Eaux Claires 2016: The People

Thu. Aug. 18th, 2016

Over 20,000 people showed up for the 2016 Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival (August 12 & 13). Attracted by the diverse lineup; headliner shows from Bon Iver, Erykah Badu, James Blake, and the all-star Day of the Dead tribute; and the promise of memorable art installations ...

Eaux Claires 2016: The Music

Thu. Aug. 18th, 2016

With multiple stages and a diverse lineup of performers hand-picked by festival curators Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) and Aaron Dessner (The National), the 2016 Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival (August 12 & 13) provided two days of fantastic live music ...

The Daily Shakedown

Wed. Aug. 17th, 2016

Eaux Claires 2016 Recap: Unapologetically Bold

Eric Christenson, photos by Lee Butterworth, Luong Huynh

With a handful of stages pumping out tunes from a stunning expanse of genres, interactive art installations scattered in every nook and cranny of the grounds, secret stages, collaborative performances, noise, circuitry, and experimentation – the Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival went bold this year, and never looked back ...

Eaux Claires 2016 – Day Two

Sun. Aug. 14th, 2016

Here's a quick look at the Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival from Saturday, August 13. Keep your eyes open – we'll be posting more photos soon!

Eaux Claires 2016 – Day One

Sat. Aug. 13th, 2016

Here's a quick look at the Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival from Friday, August 11. Keep your eyes open – we'll be posting more photos soon!

The Daily Shakedown

Mon. Aug. 8th, 2016

Return to the River: Justin Vernon Talks Eaux Claires

Eric Christenson, photos by Lee Butterworth, Luong Huynh

Since he debuted the Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival last summer, Justin Vernon has kept busy. He’s helped shape the vision for a new hotel in Eau Claire called The Oxbow, collaborated on new tracks with big name musician pals like James Blake and Kanye West, and played four unforgettable nights at the Sydney Opera House with Bon Iver – all while planning and keeping the gears turning on Eaux Claires year two ...

Rock Fest 2016

Tue. Jul. 19th, 2016

Rock Fest 2016 took place Thursday, July 14 through Saturday, July 16 in Cadott, WI. This massive rock n' roll fest featured such artists as Skillet, Marilyn Manson, Hollywood Vampires, Breaking Benjamin, Alice in Chains, Five Finger Punch, Slipknot, and many more.

Wed. Jun. 29th, 2016

A Whole New Hollow

Eric Christenson, photos by Lee Butterworth

Pine Hollow Studio's Evan Middlesworth talks shop

Wed. Jun. 1st, 2016

One Night Only

Eric Christenson, photos by Lee Butterworth

a couple of summer one-off shows to which we're really looking forward

Bischoff Sessions CD Release Show

Mon. May. 23rd, 2016

Friday, May 20 saw the release of The Bischoff Sessions CD at Revival Records in downtown Eau Claire, with performances from Sundae + Mr. Goessl, Billy Krause, Evan Middlesworth, Jim Pullman, Greg Gilbertson, and Dan Rouse ...

Wed. Apr. 20th, 2016

Economic Inspiration: Eau Claire and Creative Economy Week

Tom Giffey, photos by Lee Butterworth

Economic development in a place like the Chippewa Valley used to be pretty straightforward. Luring large (typically industrial) employers was a matter of connecting them ...

Tue. Apr. 5th, 2016

Opening Shot | April 6, 2016

photos by Lee Butterworth

On April 2 and 3, all four frontrunners for the 2016 presidential primary race visited Eau Claire to rally support ahead of state elections on April 5. Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, and Donald Trump ...

S.Carey at Ambient Inks

Mon. Mar. 21st, 2016

On Thursday, March 17, S.Carey played an intimate show at local print house/art gallery Ambient Inks (on Water Street in Eau Claire), with Idle Empress kicking things off.

The Daily Shakedown

Fri. Mar. 18th, 2016

Eaux Claires Festival Seeking 2016 Art Submissions

Eric Christenson, photos by Lee Butterworth

Last week, the ever-popular Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival put out the call for art submissions for the 2016 fest. Visual, installation, and performing arts are a huge, huge part of the festival ...

Decadent Cabaret 2016 (Friday)

Mon. Mar. 7th, 2016

The Eau Claire House of Rock hosted the city's largest celebration of local musicians, Decadent Cabaret 2016, across March 3, 4, and 5 – with area artists and bands doing cover sets on all three nights. These shots are from Friday, March 4.