Blue Ox Festival Pre-Party

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photos by Mike O'Brien

On Thursday, May 18th a special evening with the music of Blue Ox Music Festival took place at The Lismore Hotel. Featuring Sam Bush, Pert Near Sandstone, Dead Horses, and Them Coulee Boys.

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Pit Wagon CD Release @The Venue

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photos by Mike O'Brien

On Saturday, May 20 Pit Wagon's vinyl release show with spoken word from Mike Danielson and tunes from Zach Hoff took place at The Venue. Ben Lester and Mike Noyce, who played some tracks on the record, were also sitting in.

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Gallery Friday: The Dust of Men + Reservoir

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photos by Shane Newman

The Dust of Men performed at The Oxbow Hotel on Friday, May 19 with opener Reservoir. The Dust of Men is a local 5-piece band, returning after a nearly two-year hiatus to revisit the songs from their first album, What the Morning Shows.

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Rogue Valley @Pine Hollow

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photos by Lee Butterworth

Rogue Valley, with special guests, Waldemar, performed at Pine Hollow Studio in outside of Menomonie on Friday, April 28.

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The Shillelagh Lads – St. Patty's Day 2017

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photos by Shane Newman

On Friday, March 17 Eau Claire's favorite pub band, The Shillelagh Lads, was back with whimsical dialogue, crowd interplay, robust sing-alongs, and of course, dance tunes – all at The Plus on St. Patrick's Day.

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Gaelic Storm @The State

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photos by Jason Connelly

Gaelic Storm returned to State Theatre on Wednesday, March 15, delivering the foot-stomping, eclectic mix of tunes that has established the band as one of world music's premier live acts.

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JE Sunde Album Release @The Oxbow

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photos by Kelsey Smith

J.E. Sunde is the solo project of Jonathan Sunde. Before striking out on his own, Jon spent years making beautifully unusual music with The Daredevil Christopher Wright. On March, 3rd 2017 he released ...

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LazyLightning420 @The Mousetrap

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photos by Mike O'Brien

The guitar player from Too Many Banjos and the mandolin player from Trampled by Turtles join forces to form LazyLightning420 – and they played at the Mousetrap in downtown Eau Claire on March 10.

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Marcia Ball @The Lakely

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photos by Mike O'Brien

At The Lakely in downtown Eau Claire on Sunday night, March 5, Chef Nathan Berg prepared aa five-course dinner to pair with nationally-touring sensation Marcia Ball and her band ...

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Decadent Cabaret 2017 (Saturday)

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photos by Kelsey Smith

The Eau Claire House of Rock hosted the city's largest celebration of local musicians, Decadent Cabaret 2017 (the 38th annual installment), across March 2, 3, and 4 ...

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Seasaw + LASKA @The Lakely

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photos by Luong Huynh

The Oxbow Hotel and The Lakely played host to Seasaw and LASKA on Thursday night, Feb. 9. Seasaw is a folk pop band from Madison, while local favorite LASKA is a sister trio out of Eau Claire.

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The Pines @The Oxbow

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photos by Luong Huynh

Minneapolis-based band (by way of Moonrise, Iowa) The Pines played a set at The Oxbow Hotel in downtown Eau Claire on Friday night, January 6.

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JE Sunde + Kalispell @The Oxbow

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photos by Luong Huynh

J.E. Sunde is the stage name of Jon Sunde, founding member of seminal Eau Claire band The Daredevil Christopher Wright. Kalispell's (Shane Leonard) newest album explores jazz and minimalist ideas while keeping with Paul Simon-infused songwriting sensibilities. The two played ...

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Poliça + Stargaze @Schofield Hall

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photos by Luong Huynh

On Saturday, Nov. 19, UW-Eau Claire's Schofield Hall hosted Music for the Long Emergency – a collaboration between Berlin-based chamber ensemble Stargaze and Minneapolis-based electro-pop outfit Poliça.

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