Trevor Kupfer

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Mon. Oct. 15th, 2012

A Toilet Paper Tradition

by Trevor Kupfer, illustrated by: Josh Smeltzer

a classic prank that needs to see a Chippewa Valley insurgency

Wed. Sep. 19th, 2012

Rethinking Our Rivers: An Introduction

by Nick Meyer, Trevor Kupfer, Thom Fountain, Kinzy Janssen, photos by: Andrea Paulseth, Nick Meyer, Jessica Harrison

a city once defined by its rivers is finally ready to reclaim the waterways and reinvent its identity

Tue. Jun. 12th, 2012

Cover Show

by Trevor Kupfer, photos by: Andrea Paulseth

summer art exhibit features Volume One cover artists

Wed. Jun. 6th, 2012

According to Plans

by Trevor Kupfer, V1 Staff

the schematic of a bold and exciting city takes shape during Eau Claire's "planning boom"

The Daily Shakedown

Thu. May. 31st, 2012

New exhibit to feature Volume One cover artists

by Trevor Kupfer

The Art of Volume One: Ten Years Covering the Chippewa Valley showcases both the publication cover and original artwork, side-by-side, illustrating an interesting contrast between in-person and in-print. The retrospective is a sampling of covers ...

Fri. May. 25th, 2012

On the Move

by Trevor Kupfer, illustrated by: Catlin Felix Kramka

as a V1 editor leaves Eau Claire once again he’s struck by how different it is this time around

Tue. May. 15th, 2012

It's Gettin' Real

by Trevor Kupfer, illustrated by: SDS Architects / ESG Architects

a new $85 million arts center, student housing, and commercial complex slated for downtown EC

Wed. May. 2nd, 2012

Along for the Ride

by Trevor Kupfer

Chippewa Valley ATVers: the best club on four wheels

Wed. May. 2nd, 2012

Playing Through

by Trevor Kupfer

exhibit showcases history of African American baseball

Wed. May. 2nd, 2012

Diary-Style Exhibition Adorns Library Walls

by Trevor Kupfer

To take in the new art exhibition at LE Phillips Memorial Public Library, called Connect/Disconnect, is to have a glimpse into a fractured diary. Each piece has the consistent outline of two opened pages, but each is distinct in its content and ...

The Daily Shakedown

Wed. May. 2nd, 2012

Chippewa River water monster! [UPDATED AGAIN]

by Trevor Kupfer, photos by: Trevor Kupfer

The mystery of the Anonymous Chippewa River Sculptor grew even more perplexing recently, as thatcarved yellow rabbit-face thing vanished (washed away?) and was replaced by a water serpent. Resembling the infamous Loch Ness Monster of Scotland ...

Wed. Apr. 18th, 2012

Downtown Durand to get Artisan Bakery

by Trevor Kupfer

An artisan bakery is coming to downtown Durand, and will be headed by two bakers from the former Creamery in Downsville. River Valley Bakery (as it’s intended to be called) is slated to open in late May at 216 W Main St, producing bread, rolls, ...

Wed. Apr. 18th, 2012

Stout Students Recreate Menomonie Drive-In

by Trevor Kupfer

Starting April 20, Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum in Menomonie will host a new exhibit about the city’s former drive-in movie theater. Created by Stout design and construction students from testimonials and a Google maps image, the exhibit ...

The Daily Shakedown

Wed. Apr. 18th, 2012

Ronald Raygun unleashes single for Record Store Day

by Trevor Kupfer

Just when you thought Bon Iver’s Flaming Lips collaboration was the only local music nugget to look forward to on Record Store Day (this Saturday, April 21), The Ronald Raygun swoops in and drops news of a 7” single release. The awesomely named ...

Wed. Apr. 18th, 2012

Phoenix Gardens to Get Swanky Pavilion this Summer

by Trevor Kupfer

This summer the Phoenix Community Gardens and North River Fronts Neighborhood will get a multi-faceted structure that seeks to be a community gathering space, place to store gardening tools and process crops, and collect rain water to irrigate ...

The Daily Shakedown

Wed. Apr. 11th, 2012

Swanky new Mega Foods trying something new

by Trevor Kupfer, Andrea Paulseth

In recent years, the local grocery superstore triad of Festival, Mega, and Gordy’s have been building up their brands and vying for the official stronghold on where Chippewa Vallians buy their food. The exhibition of one-up-manship recently ...

The Daily Shakedown

Thu. Mar. 29th, 2012

Local Musicians Pick Six (Part 9)

by Trevor Kupfer

Another trio of local musicians – Jeff Walk, Addie Strei, and Greg Hirsch – pick six songs, albums, and/or artists that have shaped them in some way. An interesting window into the souls and iPods of Chippewa Valley music makers ...

Tue. Mar. 20th, 2012

A Duo of Tributes

by Trevor Kupfer

two events recreate 80s hair rock, 90s alternative

The Daily Shakedown

Thu. Mar. 8th, 2012

Local Musicians Pick Six (Part 8)

by Trevor Kupfer

Another trio of local musicians – Josh Ingersoll, Peter Diedrick, and Eric Bertrand – pick six songs, albums, and/or artists that have shaped them in some way. An interesting window into the souls and iPods of Chippewa Valley music makers ...

Thu. Mar. 8th, 2012

Orders from the Top

by Trevor Kupfer, photos by: Andrea Paulseth

what the owners and managers of area restaurants order

Mon. Mar. 5th, 2012

Talkin’ Taverns

by Trevor Kupfer, Lindsey Quinnies, Ben Rueter, Thom Fountain, Eric Christenson, Jodie Arnold, Pooky McPookums, Chelsey Rueth, Trevor Peterson, Leah Dunbar

assessing the socialization potential of several Valley bars

Sun. Feb. 26th, 2012

Decadent Cabaret Returns

by Trevor Kupfer, photos by: Zach Oliphant

celebrating local bands with wigs, fishnets, and cover tunes

Wed. Feb. 22nd, 2012

Local Pre-Teens Create Their Own Stage Musical

by Trevor Kupfer

We have new playwrights in our midst. Only this time they’re not from Community Arts or are local English teachers trying their hand at something new – they’re fifth graders. That’s right, Altoona fifth graders Anna Haigh and Linnea McClintock ...

The Daily Shakedown

Thu. Feb. 9th, 2012

Local Musicians Pick Six (Part 7)

by Trevor Kupfer

Another trio of local musicians – Jeff White, Faith Ulwelling, and Jason Sunde – pick six songs, albums, and/or artists that have shaped them in some way. An interesting window into the souls and iPods of Chippewa Valley music makers ...

Wed. Feb. 8th, 2012

Connecting Galloway to Phoenix Park

by Trevor Kupfer, Nick Meyer

By the time you read this, Eau Claire’s Redevelopment Authority will have met with leaders at Royal Credit Union to discuss the next major opportunity for Phoenix Park. RCU’s cooperation could mean the extension of Galloway Street by two blocks ...

The Daily Shakedown

Thu. Jan. 26th, 2012

Local Musicians Pick Six (Part 6)

by Trevor Kupfer

Another trio of local musicians – Joey G, Jamie Hansen, and Nick Arnold – pick six songs, albums, and/or artists that have shaped them in some way. An interesting window into the souls and iPods of Chippewa Valley music makers ...

Mon. Jan. 23rd, 2012

Chicken Eliminated

by Trevor Kupfer, photos by: Andrea Paulseth

Eau Claire’s landmark chicken joint can’t find new owner

Mon. Jan. 23rd, 2012

The Perennials

by Trevor Kupfer, photos by: Andrea Paulseth

hard rocking Eau Clairians head into the studio

The Daily Shakedown

Fri. Jan. 13th, 2012

Local Musicians Pick Six (Part 5)

by Trevor Kupfer

Yet another three local musicians – Shane Leonard, Joe Larkin, and Brian Bethke – pick six songs, albums, and/or artists that have shaped them in some way. An interesting window into the souls and Walkmans of Chippewa Valley music makers ...

The Daily Shakedown

Thu. Jan. 12th, 2012

Chicken Eliminated

by Trevor Kupfer

Ever since the Hastings Way construction got underway last year, Eau Clairians have been abuzz* about Chicken Unlimited – the red-and-white beacon of fried poultry that has staked its claim at 1410 S. Hastings Way for a half-century until they ...

The Daily Shakedown

Fri. Jan. 6th, 2012

Local Musicians Pick Six (Part 4)

by Trevor Kupfer

Three more local musicians – Ben Hinz, Eric Rykal, and Thom Fountain – pick six songs, albums, and/or artists that have shaped them in some way. It's an interesting window into the souls and Walkmans of Chippewa Valley music makers ...

The Daily Shakedown

Thu. Jan. 5th, 2012

Our favorite press kit from 2011

by Trevor Kupfer

Warning: Grandma will not like this band. Most of the press kits we get are from non-local bands, usually just a simple CD and press release. Not so with this band. Last time they sent us a poster with a guy in a lion mask vomiting a rainbow, plus...

The Daily Shakedown

Mon. Jan. 2nd, 2012

Short Drive Shows (now-March 31)

by Trevor Kupfer

Check out this list of big upcoming entertainment options just outside our area. These totally drive-to-able events maybe just thing to scratch your mini-road trip itch. Or, if you just need to get out of town for the day you might as well have ...

The Daily Shakedown

Thu. Dec. 29th, 2011

New local video from Blinded

by Trevor Kupfer

Long-time local hip-hopper Blinded (aka Chapin Turner) has just released a music video for his track Remember When. The barrage of wipe edits and picture-in-picture-resembling shots unfolds like a video collage of Eau Claire. As shot and directed...

Wed. Dec. 21st, 2011

Retro Distortion

by Trevor Kupfer, photos by: Andrea Paulseth

new shop is basically a nostalgia emporium

Wed. Dec. 21st, 2011

Local Blues Guitarist Craig Barr and His Many Albums

by Trevor Kupfer

If you’re into improvisational guitar-driven blues jams, we submit for your perusal Craig Barr. This long-time local blues guitarist and host of CTV’s You Name It We’ll Create It has an impressive seven albums to his name.

Wed. Dec. 21st, 2011

He Managed: Q&A with Mike Huggins

by Trevor Kupfer, photos by: Andrea Paulseth

Q&A with Mike Huggins as he leaves the Eau Claire City Manager's office

Tue. Dec. 6th, 2011

Anonymous Art

by Trevor Kupfer, photos by: Trevor Kupfer

mysterious pylon sculpture shows up on Chippewa River

Tue. Dec. 6th, 2011

Interview: Justin Vernon

by Trevor Kupfer, photos by: D.L. Anderson

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

Tue. Dec. 6th, 2011

Getting Vocal

by Trevor Kupfer, photos by: Andrea Paulseth

Eau Claire voice celebrity Tess Morgan

Wed. Nov. 30th, 2011

Make Yourself a Merry Little Truffle

by Trevor Kupfer, photos by: Steph Birr

Obsession Chocolates’ head honcho chocolatier Rebecca Flynn gives a lesson on making truffles

The Daily Shakedown

Tue. Nov. 29th, 2011

Chippewa River mystery sculpture revealed! Sort of.

by Trevor Kupfer, photos by: Trevor Kupfer

For the past month or so, a few of us at Volume One have been boggled by what appeared to be a wooden sculpture nestled on the shoreline of the Chippewa River. As seen from downtown’s Madison Street bridge (as you drive/walk towards Family Video)...

Wed. Nov. 23rd, 2011

Skating Through Your Holidays

by Trevor Kupfer

Hobbs Ice Center hosts three festive events this winter including skating with Santa

Wed. Nov. 23rd, 2011

Adventures in Veggies

by Trevor Kupfer, photos by: Ricci Wagner

parents get creative with veggies to stay ahead of the childhood obesity problem