Issue #241 Nov. 7, 2013
Issue #240 Oct. 24, 2013

Concrete Vision

engineer-turned-artist wants to share sculpture with students

UW-Stout Professor Short-Listed for Artprize

“The World’s An Untranslatable Language II (for Charles Wright)” is the 3-D piece that UW-Stout art professor Charles Matson Lume entered in this year’s ArtPrize contest – a massive art ...

Ink & Paper Returns with Scores of Local Artists

For a second year, almost 100 local artists and designers will come together for the Ink & Paper Print Sale at the Volume One Gallery at The Local Store, 205 N. Dewey St. The annual art show and sale ...

Michale Perry Broadcasts New Book of Essays

From radio show host to nurse to firefighter and even to New York Times bestselling author, Michael Perry has done it all and kept busy. As a humorist, he hosts Tent Show Radio and as a musician he tours with his band, the Long Beds. Tent Show ...

Navigating Home

new music from alt folk songstress, Eau Claire transplant Lizzy Diane

Free Flow

Hounds Before Lions tweak their sound for new album

Weird Hop

hip-hop duo releases Dream Feast album

New Poliça Album Features Local Ties

Poliça’s sophomore record, Shulamith, starts with a bang in the opening track “Chain My Name” – staccato synth notes ride above a heavy bed of bass and drums that create a ready-made dance track. The new album from the Minneapolis-based indie-pop ...

Issue #239 Oct. 10, 2013

Flyway Film Festival Returns

The Flyway Film Festival is back this year. It will take place Oct. 17-20 in the western Wisconsin burgs of Pepin and Stockholm. This annual festival features more than 50 film, filmmakers ...

Damned Good Print Show Rockin' at UW-Stout

Rock ’n’ roll may be damned, but judging by a UW-Stout print show influenced by 1970s and ’80s album art, it will never die. With the skills of 21 artists from across the nation, many ...

Chasing Death

Eau Claire native’s novel follows the search for a Nazi-hunting killer

District Co. Changes Tune

The District Company is trying something new. First opening as a coffee and sandwich shop trying to appeal to entrepreneurs, it has evolved into an all-ages music and performance venue. For all of the readers who were fans of the countless flavors of soda that The District Company was known for, do not fret ...

Hear In There

sound installation project puts twist on ‘Ode to Joy’

From the Farm

Almost Halloween and the wind / rattles the kitchen door as old / Maude Rose sits and visits ...

Issue #238 Sept. 26, 2013
Issue #237 Sept. 12, 2013

Raise Your Paws Up

Canine lovers, meet art lovers. Actually, you’ve probably already met since there seems to be vast overlap between the love of our four-pawed pals and a love of all things artistic. Tangled Up In Hue is combining those passions once again in the ...

Together Now

Heyde gathers works from top Chippewa Valley talent

Double B Plus

Double B’s songs have a certain bounce to them. The Menomonie rapper has a throwback style reminiscent to late ‘90s hip-hop, laying down narrative lyrics over live instrumental beats. These classic elements have gained Double B – or Brady Benn ...

Show-Offs

library art committee tries to attract new talent by exposing itself

Issue #236 August 29, 2013

Chippewa Falls Writer Wins Award for Thriller

There is a fine line between love and hate, or in this case, murder. Chippewa Falls author Laurie Norlander’s novel Mirror Images follows a young woman named Maddy, who suspects that her former boyfriend, Nic, may be more violent than she ever ...

Supernatural Thriller Set in Eau Claire

Psychic ability and crime unite in Psychic Reprieve: Deception & Reality, a book based in Eau Claire. The novel is a work of fiction written under the pseudonym of Mitchell Nevin, a former Milwaukee police officer who uses real world ...

Monolyth Makes Move

The Chippewa Valley has a new face in the electronic hip-hop scene. Altoona native Markus Sherman writes and produces his own beats and harmonies under his producing name, Monolyth. Complicated rhythms incorporated with trippy harmonic lines ...

Issue #235 August 15, 2013

The Possibility of Love

The possibility of love occurs to us like a new color, like the idea to write a letter, occurs like the morning of the accident.

Next BareBones Show Will Baby Its Audience

What’s in a name? Well, a decent amount according to Baby With The Bathwater – a play by Christopher Durang. The local comedic theater troupe BareBones Ensemble will be staging this absurdist comedy Aug. 16-17 at The Grand Theatre on Grand ...

Local Artist Snags Award for 3D Photography Exhibit

Art comes in all shapes and sizes and sometimes in different dimensions. Menomonie author and photographer David Tank was named best of show at June’s National Stereoscopic Association convention in Michigan for his 3D photo ...

Robin Hood 2.0

EC novelist’s latest melds classic hero, cybernetic future

Local Ball

book covers turn-of-the-century baseball in EC

Local Author Hopes Own Experiences Can Help Teens

There’s probably no shortage of adult advice for teenagers. Do this, do that. Don’t do this, don’t do that. But local author Rebekah Palmer is taking a different perspective on advice for teens: Things she learned and documented as a ...

Biesterveld Album Features Ensemble Cast

Over the past few months Eau Claire-based musician Jim Ulwelling has been recording This Old Town, a compilation of his folk-rock tunes from his B Squat Woody and the Bicycle Kids days back in the ’90s. The solo project, which he ...

Issue #234 August 1, 2013

Things You Should Know with Jordan Duroe

Do you ever find yourself thinking, ‘Man, I wish I just knew more things!’ Well, luckily local comedian Jordan Duroe has you covered. The funnyman brings his absurdist, deadpan humor to a new short film called Stuff You Should Know With ...

UW-Stout Showcases Students' Summer Art

Just because it’s summer vacation doesn’t mean UW-Stout’s art students are resting. Gallery 209 at UW-Stout is hanging a student show called Exposing Our Underdraws throughout the summer featuring about 20 pieces of art across different mediums ...

Garland to Lead Talks About Poetry, Places

At first blush, poetry and geography would seem to be quite different subjects; the realm of verse is symbolic and almost mystical, while geography is literally down to earth. But poetry is often inextricably linked to a sense of place. UW-Eau Claire ...

Perry's Visiting Tom Comes to Stay in Paperback

I think it’s fair to say Fall Creek author Michael Perry’s newest book Visiting Tom was a huge success. The book – which details the life and stories of Tom Hartwig, a local legend who’s known for his team of oxen and has a particular disdain for the ...

Feat of Clay

rocker Brice launches new acoustic project, Claytown

New Single Sees the Light

Local prolific singer-songwriter Brian Bethke has always done things on his own, self releasing a number of records over the his career. But with his newest release he takes that to a whole new level. The Light, a new single from Bethke will be ...

Issue #233 July 18, 2013

Chigliak Label Releases Record Number Two

Last year after years of Eau Clairians reminiscing on days past, we finally got more Amateur Love. Well, not new Amateur Love, but at least reissued. The local indie-pop band that begat Megafaun and Laarks would’ve topped the charts ...

Capturing Cray

documentary looks at Chippewa Falls’ computing history

Phil Cook Takes It Solo Once Again

Former local Phil Cook, who you might know from Megafaun or The Shouting Matches, has increasingly been going his own way, releasing a solo record in 2011 and playing a handful of solo shows and showcases over the last few years ...

Issue #232 July 4, 2013

Library Looks to Acquire Storybook Sculpture

In an effort to continue its commitment to the area’s cultural life, The L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library has fundraising efforts underway to acquire the 2012 winner of Sculpture Tour Eau Claire’s Best In Show award. Jack’s Story Time, a ...

The Lads Go Live

Eau Claire’s own traditional Irish music entertainment franchise,The Shillelagh Lads, has released its first CD, “Live!” Recorded live at Houligans Steak and Seafood Pub in Eau Claire, where the Lads are its official house band, the CD instantly ...

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