The 40th annual Viennese Ball took place on April 11th & 12th at the W.R. Davies Student Center. The Viennese Ball is a formal event recalling the romance and elegance of 19th-century Vienna, Austria. The event is presented in duplicate each evening
The Lowest Pair is a quirky, old-time roots influenced duet, featuring the high lonesome harmonies of banjo pickin' songsters Kendl Winter and Palmer T. Lee. The Lowest Pair Vinyl Release Party took place at the Acoustic Cafe in Menomonie on Wednesda
On Wednesday, April 2 Sean Carey (of S. Carey) joined us in the Local Store gallery for a chance to hear tracks off of his upcoming release, Range of Light. Carey is also known for his drumming in the Grammy-winning band, Bon Iver.
On Saturday, March 29 local high-energy melodic alternative rockers Letters From Earth celebrated the release of their second EP with a show at the Mousetrap. Their high-energy style features face-melting riffs, alternative guitar effects, thunderous
Horseshoes & Hand Grenades is progressive high-energy old-time folk grass from Stevens Point. Chippewa Falls' Absent Minded String Band play a new age stompgrass sound with an aggressive tempo and meaningful lyrics that catch the ears of people of al
Shaun Johnson's Big Band Experience blends the musical stylings of Tony Bennett and Michael Bublé to create a contemporary big band sound with a pop flair. This energetic and upbeat show took place on Thursday, March 27 at the State Theater.
On Saturday, March 22, Minnesota's Trampled by Turtles performed at the State Theater. Trampled by Turtles have six albums to their credit and a word-of-mouth reputation that draws legions of diehard fans to their must-see-to-believe live shows.
2014's Decadent Cabaret went down at the Eau Claire House of Rock, March 6–8, featuring an armada of local bands doing fantastic cover sets. This year, the event also featured a visit from The Buddy Revelles.
On Friday, February 14 this annual big band dance was put on by the Chi-Hi Jazz Department of the Chippewa Falls Senior High School as a fundraiser for the Chippewa Falls Music Association. The dance featured classic and modern big band music with the Chi-Hi student and alumni jazz ensembles as well as soloist Christine Hitt, a MAXJAZZ recording artist. The event will also be the premiere performance for the CFHS Polka Band.
Local favorites, The Heart Pills, released their second full length album, "Gunfighter" on Friday, February 8th at the House of Rock. They were joined by Oshkosh's The Traveling Suitcase and kicked off the show with a performance by our very own Mer
Stayin' Alive is the quintessential tribute band to the Bee Gees, capturing the excitement of live performance and the tender subtleties of the human voice. This band peformed at the State Theater on Friday, Jan 24.
Sean Carey is best known as the drummer and supporting vocalist of indie folk band Bon Iver. On he produces a stripped-down solo show for Local Store visitors. Brought to you in part by Deborah Becker State Farm Insurance.
On Wednesday, November 27 at Pizza Plus the Rhythm Posse presented the 4th Annual Stage Fright, which is a tribute to The Band, The Last Waltz and the recreation of the movie "The Last Waltz". A donation of $5 went to Feed My People.
Swallows is an Americana/rock band from Minneapolis, Minnesota that was formed in 2008 by former Thinland bandmates Jeff Crandall and Aaron Kerr, Tyson Allison (The Sleeper Pins, Gliss) and guitarist Frank Spencer. Photos are from their ...
Volcano Choir — one of several recent musical collaborations for Justin Vernon, also frontman for the Grammy-Award-winning group Bon Iver and a University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire alumnus — performed at UW-Eau Claire on Saturday, October 19. The show
"Symphony on the Brain" was a sound installation amplifying the effects of overexposure to "Ode to Joy" in modern media and culture. Created by Eau Claire musician Davy Sumner, the installation was in a space in Banbury Place, Oct. 10–13.
This Asheville, NC- based band plays old fashioned originals influenced by all sorts of traditional music - Gypsy & Hot Jazz, Swing, Old-Time & Americana, and Eastern European Music. This performance was on Friday, August 30 at Raw Deal.
Arrowstar is one of Eau Claire's newest indie-folk-rock bands, featuring locals Simon Adler, Paul Brandt, Davy Sumner, and Andy Hofer. The special V1 performance on Friday, August 2 was one of the only times the band will perform Adler's newest batc
The Sounds Like Summer Concert Series is Volume One's Thursday-night gig in downtown Eau Claire's Phoenix Park. Local bands play to crowds each night on the banks of the Chippewa River in June, July, and August. Enjoy a pre-show set from area ...
Featuring original compositions by Clayton Brice (Whale House), John Timmers, and Ryan “One Take” Verdon, Claytown brings together a collaboration of talented musicians. This performance took place on Friday, June 21 at the Volume One Gallery.
The very first Sounds Like Summer Concert Series concert of 2013 when down on Thursday, June 6 – down in Phoenix Park in downtown Eau Claire, of course. Billy Krause opened it up with a pre-show set, followed by The Jim Pullman Band and ...
S. Carey and The Pines played at the Back Stage Concert series on Thursday, May 9 at the State Theater. S. Carey is the moniker of musician Sean Carey, best known as the drummer and supporting vocalist of Bon Iver. Sean's 2010 album "All We Grow" an
Mu Daiko performs a variety of traditional and contemporary works, ranging from traditional taiko repertoire to original pieces composed by its members. The group regularly premieres new work at its annual performances, continuing to stretch the boun
Wynonna’s career has always revolved around telling stories, often by using her rich, commanding voice to sing one of her countless hits. In her latest venture, the 28 year music veteran, Wynonna has created an entirely new high energy show with her
On Thursday, April 4 Belle Amour performed a mix of American 20s and 30s jazz standards at the Mabel Tainter Theater in Menomonie. The band is anchored by the very talented husband and wife duo of Jason and Katie Craft.
Local folk'n roll band Beacon James has been on the scene for a few years now. Melodic lines and intricate harmonies, you'll have their original songs stuck in your head for days. They released their debut CD on Saturday, March 30 at the Acoustic Cafe in Eau Claire.
Country and bluegrass stars Shad and Jesse Cobb share a love of old time, bluegrass, and Celtic music with mind-bending fiddling, mandolin shredding, funny stories, heartfelt songs and improvisational artistry. Profits benefit Hagar USA, a multi-nati
On Friday, March 15 Laarks, Adelyn Rose and River Dames, along with other high school and local bands participated in an event called "U-Ghana Rock." All money raised- tickets, t-shirts and concessions sales- were donated directly to a women's and
Presented by ECRAC, WUEC, and Volume One, the Back Stage Concert Series takes place behind the curtain on the stage at the State Theater. More a ragtag group of classic Irish troubadours than a local folk ensemble, the Shillelagh Lads play an assort
The Gentle Guest is Eric Rykal and friends featuring stomping outlaw folk punk set against a backdrop of Americana folklore greased over with trombone harmonies. Local filthy blues rock duo DIY Daisy (not pictured) and local tin can folk punk band Th
The Eau Claire House of Rock hosted the city's largest local music festival, Decadent Cabaret 2013, across February 28, March 1, and March 2 – with area artists and bands doing cover sets on all three nights. These shots are from Saturday, March
The Eau Claire House of Rock hosted the city's largest local music festival, Decadent Cabaret 2013, across February 28, March 1, and March 2 – with area artists and bands doing cover sets on all three nights. These shots are from Friday, March 1.
The 2nd annual "Nuthin' But Cash" featuring over 25 area musicians performing their renditions of Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash, and Roseann Cash songs to benefit the non-profit organization Blues on the Chippewa took place on Sunday, February 17 at
Acclaimed band Trampled by Turtles continues to receive praise for their new album Stars and Satellites available now on Thirty Tigers/RED. Since forming in Duluth, Minnesota in 2003, Trampled by Turtles always felt they were able to attain an energy
Comprised of local music scene veterans, both the Kingsnakes and the Eau Claire Blues All Stars contain members of the area’s finest bands, both past and present. Each member of the ensemble is a master with his instrument. This reunion show ...
On Saturday, December 22 Laarks, Sarah Krueger Band & Adelyn Rose performed at the House of Rock. Laarks are an Eau Claire-based four-piece indie rock band featuring keyboards up front, plus guitar, bass, drums, vocals. Sarah Krueger has appeared on
On Friday, December 14 UAC Concerts and Cabin Committees threw a Holiday Show with Jeremy Messersmith, Peter Wolf Crier, and Night Moves at the Ojibwe Ballroom in the New Davies Center at UWEC. Pictured are Jeremy Messersmith and Peter Wolf Crier.
Phil Cook is one-third of Megafaun and all of Phil Cook and His Feat – a blend of folky instrumentation and the literal tapping of feet. On Saturday, Dec. 15, Phil filled the Volume One Gallery for an installment of the Jingle Jams Concert Series.
On Saturday, December 8, QuinnElizabeth brought their bright, explosive vocals, colorful lyrics, bursting djembe beats to The Volume One Gallery for an installment of Volume One's Jingle Jams holiday concert series.
For the third year in a row, local keyboardist and music scene veteran Billy Angell organized Stage Fright: A Tribute to The Last Waltz – The Band’s legendary Thanksgiving Day concert from 1976, starring a cast of Chippewa Valley musicians ...
Minneapolis-based Pert Near Sandstone rejuvenates American stringband music with raw energy; they play tightly-crafted original material that lends itself to the modern audience, as well as being stewards of the old-time and bluegrass traditions. Thi
On Thursday, October 11 Jon Sunde (of Daredevil Christopher Wright), Jerrika Christiansen (of QuinnElizabeth), and Strawberry Heritage from Grand Rapids played solo sets at the Mousetrap. Pictured are Jon Sunde and Strawberry Heritage.
On Friday, September 28 Basic Physics and TeaWhy B performed at the House of Rock. Basic Physics is a progressive EDM electro house producer living in Minneapolis, originally from Eau Claire. Tyler “TeaWhy” Baumgart is a hip hop artist from Green Bay
On Friday, August 31 local rock band The Michael Rambo Project's "Things Within" EP release was held at the Gilbert Garage. Local pop rockers The Frenettes and poet Noel Kroeplin also perform with special flutist Kateri "Katie" Farrell.
Ten bluegrass bands united for this annual music event celebrating Eau Claire's community radio WHYS 96.3FM – Stoop Singers, The East Hill Bluegrass Band (shown), The Roe Family Singers, U.K.E., and Mother Banjo to name a few. It all happened ...
The Sounds Like Summer Concert Series continued to march across the summer of 2012 with an acoustic set from No Loving Place and the Dead Dogs showing up with a small marching band. Nancy Dawn Olson (not shown) handled the pre-show.
On Tuesday, June 26, The Daredevil Christopher Wright stopped by the reopened Local Store at the Volume World Headquarters to perform in the Volume One Gallery (the gallery's very first gig). The event was to celebrate the release of their new ...
On Friday, June 22 at the Grand Theater, the Daredevil Christopher Wright played an all ages show to celebrate the release of their new album, The Nature of Things. Caroline Smith and the Good Night Sleeps and Prairie Empire opened things up.
Hymn For Her played on Friday, June 8 at The Mousetrap. This raw-sounding and stripped-down group (with the stage names Wayne Waxing and Lucy Tight) shreds a blend of blues, rock, and punk all their own.
The very first Sounds Like Summer Concert Series concert of 2012 when down on Thursday, June 7 – down in Phoenix Park in downtown Eau Claire, of course. Sarah Krueger opened it up with a pre-show set, followed by QuinnElizabeth and The Frenettes.
On Saturday, May 26 Madison rockers Little Legend played at the House of Rock. Their style involves rock n’ roll with touches of blues, 1960s pop, and a few shots of Southern whiskey. Other bands included Moro and WI Built (not pictured).
This unique weekend festival features two distinct cultural events benefiting the Menomonie Theatre Guild. Experience lots of local art, self-guided tours, food and lots of free music at the Raw Deal, Waterfront Bar, Acoustic Cafe and The Buck. See w
The world’s ultimate '80s rock impersonation act, Hairball, rawked the Ramada Convention Center in downtown Eau Claire on Friday, March 30. Hairball recreates the good-time party atmosphere of a decadent decade with unmatched authenticity ...
Saturday, March 3 closed out the 2012 installments of Decadent Cabaret at the House of Rock. It was the third night of Eau Claire's longest-running locally-focused rock music festival, notorious for landmark moments and phenomenal performances in the
Friday, March 2 saw one of the 2012 installments of Decadent Cabaret at the House of Rock. It was the second night of Eau Claire's longest-running locally-focused rock music festival, notorious for landmark moments and phenomenal performances ...
On Saturday, February 25, UW-Eau Claire's student radio station held a local showcase concert which featured artists from the area: The Daredevil Christopher Wright, Zoo Animal, Kalispell, Adelyn Rose, and Backward Thinker's Society ...