The 40th Annual Viennese Ball

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

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A Conversation with S. Carey

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.

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Decadent Cabaret 2014

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.

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Valentine's Day Jazz Jam

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.

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Swallows in Menomonie

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 ...

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Volcano Choir + Adelyn Rose

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

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Resonant Rogues

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.

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Arrowstar @The Volume One Gallery

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

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Claytown @The V1 Gallery

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.

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Sounds Like Summer (June 6, 2013)

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 ...

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Taiko Drum Ensemble: Mu Daiko

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

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Wynonna & The Big Noise

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

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Belle Amour

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.

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Beacon James (CD Release Show!)

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.

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U-Ghana Rock

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

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Decadent Cabaret 2013: Saturday Night

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

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Decadent Cabaret 2013: Friday Night

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.

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Nuthin' But Cash 2013

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

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Phil Cook @The Volume One Gallery

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.

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Stage Fright 3 (2012)

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 ...

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Daredevil @The Local Store

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 ...

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Hymn For Her

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.

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Sounds Like Summer (June 7, 2012)

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.

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Little Legend + WI Built + Moro

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).

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Culture Shock

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

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Hairball Rawks the Ramada

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 ...

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Lust for Blues V

Held on Sunday, March 11, this year's Lust for Blues benifit for the Chippewa Valley Blues Society featured Mary Cutrufello, Howard "Guitar" Luedtke, and Ross William Perry.

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Decadent Cabaret 2012, Saturday Night

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

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