Zack Katz

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Wed. Jun. 1st, 2016

One Woman, Many Voices

by Zack Katz, photos by Andrea Paulseth

one-woman show examines shooting at Amish school

Thu. Aug. 20th, 2015

Get On Board

by Zack Katz

skateboard event to raise funds for new skate facility

Thu. Jul. 23rd, 2015

Don't Underestimate Smokey J

by Zack Katz

You might not yet be hip to local hip-hop act Smokey J, but you might also be kicking yourself while retracing her tracks after hearing the rapper-producer’s veteran sound. The Kenosha/Eau Claire native is covering ground with her freshly released mixtape The Prelude ...

Thu. Jul. 23rd, 2015

Feel the Northern Noize

by Zack Katz

‘live from the 715,’ label mixes, masters, and promotes local hip hop

Wed. Jun. 24th, 2015

Into the Depths

Zack Katz, photos by Mariah Hamm

Fathom strings together heart-heavy new mixtape

Tue. Jun. 23rd, 2015

Up From the Ashes

Zack Katz, photos by Zack Katz

business to use wood from doomed local trees

Tue. Jun. 9th, 2015

Easy Release

by Zack Katz

Todd Barneson re-enters Eau Claire’s music scene with old friends and folk

Thu. May. 14th, 2015

Disc Golf Tourney Open to Everyone, Including Kids

by Zack Katz

Wisconsin’s 17-event Disc Golf Tour spans the course of seven months, and the next stop happens to be in our own backyard. Held May 16-17, the Tower Ridge Disc Golf Open is a three round tournament (two on Saturday, one on Sunday) sanctioned by the PGDA. And, as fancy and official as the event sounds by name, it’s open to all walks of players – including kids – looking to get involved in the action ...

Thu. May. 14th, 2015

Here Comes the High Bridge

Zack Katz, photos by Andrea Paulseth

restored bike-pedestrian bridge will be open for use by the end of the summer

Thu. Apr. 30th, 2015

Local Listening

by Zack Katz, photos by Andrea Paulseth

duo’s relaxed radio news show celebrates one year

Mon. Apr. 13th, 2015

Bedroom Kingdom

Zack Katz, photos by Serena Wagner

Christenson’s latest is lo-fi electronic pop EP

Tue. Mar. 17th, 2015

Disc-y Business

Zack Katz, photos by Eric Christenson

new Water Street store caters to disc golf lovers

Tue. Mar. 3rd, 2015

Paranormal Romance

Zack Katz

magic, death entwine for novel set on UWEC campus

Wed. Feb. 18th, 2015

A Whole New Skotty

Zack Katz, photos by Andrea Paulseth

hard-working rapper finds a unique, lucid voice on Clarity

Tue. Jan. 20th, 2015

Party with the Prof

Zack Katz

outrageous Minneapolis rapper to hit the House of Rock

Thu. Dec. 11th, 2014

A Seasoned Theme

Zack Katz, photos by Andrea Paulseth

the art of Christmas at the Galaudet Gallery

Tue. Nov. 25th, 2014

More True Than Trippy

Zack Katz, photos by Jesse Johnson

Wealthy Relative finds a way to be a person

Thu. Nov. 13th, 2014

20 Minutes or Less Film Festival Calling for Submissions

Zack Katz

If you haven’t started thinking about your short film for the 20 Minutes or Less Film Festival, you’re probably in good company. But the Heyde Center for the Arts in Chippewa Falls has afforded plenty of breathing room, as the deadline for ...

Fri. Oct. 31st, 2014

Back to Life

Zack Katz

Chippewa Falls’ legendary (and legendarily haunted) Sheeley House reopens

Thu. Oct. 30th, 2014

Like Gang Busters

Zack Katz

UWEC Jazz pulls out stops for Gatsby’s Gala event

Thu. Oct. 16th, 2014

What Up, Dogg?

Zack Katz

Dogg Haus offers affordable Water Street eats

Thu. Sep. 18th, 2014

Guppy's Pizza Dives into Water Street 'Za Market

Zack Katz

The closing of Jim’s Pizza earlier this year was a considerable loss for the local pizza buff. Now, though, they’re able rejoice in a new (delicious, cheese stuffed) filling for that void. Guppy’s Pizza, owned and operated by former ...

Thu. Sep. 4th, 2014

Skate Lovers Roll On

Zack Katz, photos by Andrea Paulseth

drive begins to build second Eau Claire skatepark

Thu. Sep. 4th, 2014

Stalwarts Whale House Crank Out New EP

Zack Katz

Making good on their promise to deliver a consistent flow of tunes over the course of the year, alt-rock trio Whale House are following up their year-beginning dual song project, Stand Out,with a second EP, The Negative Space. Following the trend ...

Wed. Sep. 3rd, 2014

Meet Gristled Blues Rockers, The Strips

Zack Katz

Earlier this year, Eau Claire blues rockers The Strips released their debut album Welcome to our Basement on April 22 and have been magnetic in picking up a following along the way. New to the scene they may be, but with Trey Sharpe’s gristly ...

Tue. Aug. 19th, 2014

Hard-Working Stout Grad Illustrating Up a Storm

Zack Katz

Since landing herself on New York Times’ bestseller list in the spring of 2013, children’s author and Chippewa Valley familiar Eliza Wheeler has whipped up a healthy batch of stories geared for young minds. In addition to writing and illustrating ...

Tue. Aug. 19th, 2014

Novelist Oster Releases Buddy Hero Series Sequel

Zack Katz

A charismatic Adam Oster is releasing his fourth novel and first-ever sequel with Rise of the Fat Mogul, a darker twist in the action surrounding protagonist Buddy Jackson. Following up 2013’s The Legend of Buddy Hero, Oster has shown no signs ...

Tue. Jul. 22nd, 2014

Sakura Sushi Rolls

Zack Katz, photos by Andrea Paulseth

housed in an old Wendy’s, Sakura rolls up ready

Tue. Jul. 22nd, 2014

The ‘Retired’ Poet

Zack Katz, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Bruce Taylor plays and prays in new collection

Tue. Jun. 24th, 2014

Art at the Perfect Time

Zack Katz, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Galaudet Gallery is a new downtown showcase for art

Tue. Jun. 24th, 2014

Rattle and Hum

Zack Katz

diverse experiences, sounds drive Rattlenecks debut EP

Tue. Jun. 10th, 2014

Hard Work Pays Off

Zack Katz

local rap collective is finding success after grinding for years

Tue. Jun. 10th, 2014

Of Dusk

Zack Katz

Rivers releases thoughtful full-length debut

The Daily Shakedown

Tue. May. 27th, 2014

Rollin' on the Rivers

Zack Katz

Eau Claire natives Rivers will soon emerge with their debut album “Of Dusk,” thanks to the support of a successful Kickstarter campaign completed in late February.

Tue. May. 27th, 2014

Time Well Spent

Zack Katz

folk rockers Dames add third member on new full length

Tue. May. 27th, 2014

Big Back Yard

Zack Katz, photos by Andrea Paulseth

local country cover band gets original on new album

Fri. Apr. 4th, 2014

Goo Maid

Zack Katz, photos by Andrea Paulseth

this punk band is marked with contradictions that work