Tyler Griggs


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Mon. Oct. 5th, 2015

Best of 2015 - Staff Pick: Best Rejuvenated Pathway

by Tyler Griggs

Looking younger, fresher, and more lively than ever before, an Eastside Hill pathway had its surface exfoliated to reveal a brick pathway under inches of soil. The path, which begins at the end of Emery Street behind the Eau Claire Press Co. building in downtown Eau Claire, curls up the ...

Wed. Sep. 16th, 2015

Irie Sol Channels Gatsby

by Tyler Griggs

the local ‘lit-hop’ crew blends rasta with literary greats

Tue. Jul. 7th, 2015

Off the Grid, in the Studio

by Tyler Griggs

the natural landscape makes the Chippewa Valley an attractive recording environment

Mon. Nov. 3rd, 2014

Ugly Muggin’

by Janae Breunig, Eric Christenson, Tom Giffey, Tyler Griggs, Serena Wagner, photos by Serena Wagner

We scoured Valley thrift and antique stores for the cheesiest and weirdest coffee mugs around.

Thu. Oct. 30th, 2014

The Embellishment Reunites for One-Off Show

by Tyler Griggs

If Pavement can do it, what the hay! Eau Claire band The Embellishment may have disbanded nearly 15 years ago, but that’s not stopping them from assembling a one-time reunion show at the House of Rock (422 Water St.) Saturday, Nov. 22 ...

Wed. Sep. 17th, 2014

Lyrical Locale

by Tyler Griggs, Eric Christenson, Paul Brandt

local bands shout out their ’hoods through the magic of song

Tue. Jul. 2nd, 2013

Reckless Fools

by Tyler Griggs, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Astrotone Collective drops debut album

Thu. Jan. 3rd, 2013

DECI Grant Encourages Downtown Building Makeovers

by Tyler Griggs

Attention downtown businesses: If you’re considering rehabilitating an existing building or hope to pursue another brick-and-mortar project, DECI may be able to hook you up with some cash. They recently announced a new program that will ...

Thu. Jan. 3rd, 2013

Bike & Pedestrian Plan Wins Major Planning Award

by Tyler Griggs

Eau Claire’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan has received recognition from a regional planning group. The American Planning Association - Wisconsin Chapter Northwest District, which includes planners across 26 counties, honored the blueprint in ...

Wed. Apr. 18th, 2012

Electrolyte Empire Releases Debut EP via Digital Download

by Tyler Griggs, photos by Andrea Paulseth

It was about a year ago Electrolyte Empire wrapped up recording the seven-song Underfoot EP. The 90s-inspired hard rockers spent six grueling months with local sound engineer Jaime Hansen, but never got around to producing any sort of physical ...

Mon. Feb. 20th, 2012

Get a Room

by Tyler Griggs, photos by Andrea Paulseth

alt-hip-hop-rockers release debut album

The Daily Shakedown

Tue. Dec. 13th, 2011

Bon Iver superfan attends Eau Claire shows ... from Japan

by Tyler Griggs, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Shuhei Fujita is an eminent Bon Iver Superfan. He traveled all the way from the Kanagawa Prefecture in Japan for Bon Iver’s two homecoming shows at Zorn Arena. n Tuesday night, when Shuhei came in to The Local Store and began asking about local ...

The Daily Shakedown

Wed. Oct. 26th, 2011

National Novel Writing Month: The Eau Claire Chapter

by Tyler Griggs, photos by Andrea Paulseth

To some Chippewa Valley writers, this precipitous final week of October means less about Halloween than it does about gearing up for the massive exercise in creative writing called National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo for short).

Wed. Oct. 26th, 2011

International Folk Fair

by Tyler Griggs, photos by Nikki Humphrey

annual UWEC event features foods from around the globe

The Daily Shakedown

Tue. Sep. 13th, 2011

'Rock for the Rules' Charitable CD Released

by Tyler Griggs

Yesterday, City Pages featured a touching article on Twin Cities music scene imports Rob & Leah Rule, a local husband 'n wife duo who for ten years helped bring St. Paul's Turf Club to the forefront of the metro area's music venues ...

Mon. Aug. 29th, 2011

Beacon James

by Tyler Griggs

local folk-poppers release four-song debut EP

Mon. Aug. 15th, 2011

Carnivore Rock

by Tyler Griggs

Jim Pullman Band releases Jackals and Wolves LP

Thu. Aug. 4th, 2011

Annual Avalon Event Mixes Art and Flowers

by Tyler Griggs

Avalon Floral presents a celebration of local artists and flower bouquets in an innovative multimedia art reception-style event. The 3rd Annual Colorfall Art Show ...

Thu. Jun. 9th, 2011

Mahli Thai

by Tyler Griggs, photos by Andrea Paulseth

‘hot’ new Thai restaurant opens in Chippewa Falls

Thu. Apr. 14th, 2011

Found Footage Festival

by Tyler Griggs

the fifth touring celebration of the weirdest video tapes ever made

Thu. Feb. 17th, 2011

Roster McCabe

by Tyler Griggs

local funky favorites to jam at the House of Rock

Thu. Feb. 17th, 2011

Electrolyte Empire

by Tyler Griggs, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Eau Claire rockers release Underfoot EP

Thu. Dec. 16th, 2010

New Eatery in Banbury has Great Ribs, Breakfast

by Tyler Griggs, photos by Andrea Paulseth

A brief drive down Eau Claire Street into Banbury Place will take you to one of the area’s newest locally owned and operated eateries.

Thu. Jul. 15th, 2010

The Finesse EP

by Tyler Griggs

quartet inspired by late band director

Thu. May. 6th, 2010

Don't Fear the Expert

by Tyler Griggs, illustrated by Holly Zimmerman

novelist discovers what needs to be overcome in the name of art

Thu. Mar. 11th, 2010


by Tyler Griggs

video game-based power metal finally comes to town

Thu. Feb. 25th, 2010

Haley Bonar

by Tyler Griggs

Minnesota alt-country songstress to visit Menomonie

Thu. Dec. 24th, 2009

Charles Morgan

by Tyler Griggs, photos by Andrea Paulseth

CD: done. label: created. recording studio: made.

Thu. Oct. 1st, 2009

Barrelful of Rock

by Tyler Griggs, photos by Nick Meyer

Bottle & Barrel Bar featuring live music

Thu. Jul. 23rd, 2009

En Garde!

by Tyler Griggs, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Eau Claire group, Amtgard, relives Medieval battles

Thu. Jun. 25th, 2009

Andys Doomesday Device

by Tyler Griggs

debut album mixes metal, hard rock, spells things wrong

Thu. Jun. 25th, 2009


by Tyler Griggs

local hip-hopper ‘carves’ out new album

Thu. May. 14th, 2009

The Ranchhands

by Tyler Griggs

internationally renowned duo kicks off tour in EC