Issue #276 March 18, 2015

Throwback Threads

nostalgia over success on the field impacts what we find in our closets

Opening Shot | Mar. 18, 2015

Taking the “lumbersexual” trend to frightening new levels, Nate “Bones” Knoeck covers Nirvana with local metal band Caveat for (the fantastic) Decadent Cabaret 2015 (Mar. 5–7) at the House of Rock.

Issue #275 March 4, 2015

Opening Shot | Mar. 4, 2015

A FIREY FUNDRAISER. On Feb. 27, The Fire Ball – UW-Eau Claire’s annual drag-tastic fundraiser for the Women’s & LGBTQ Resource Center – brought together fierce local drag performers and headliners from RuPaul’s Drag Race ...

Issue #274 Febuary 18, 2015

Opening Shot | Feb. 18, 2015

“SEE HERE, WATSON, YOU OWE ME £35 FOR THESE CALLS TO MANCHESTER.” James Finn (left, as Sherlock Holmes) and Ned Gannon (as Dr. Watson) star in the Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild’s production of Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, which runs ...

Issue #273 Febuary 4, 2015

Hands Down

there’s a price for grabbing onto life

Opening Shot | Feb. 4, 2015

THE FAST AND THE 4-WHEELED FURIOUS. The Northwest Wisconsin Winter Fest and Games sprawled across Lake Altoona Jan. 23–25, featuring all manner of frosty fun, including ATV/motorcycle races.

Issue #272 January 21, 2015
Issue #271 January 7, 2015

Opening Shot | Jan. 7, 2015

EQUINOX YOUR SOCKS OFF. The Equinox Jazz Group played the Acoustic Café in Eau Claire on Friday, Jan. 2 – with Karl Anderson, who’s all about that bass.

Issue #270 December 23, 2014

Opening Shot | Dec. 23, 2014

CRANE AS IT EVER WAS. Currently one of downtown Eau Claire’s tallest structures, a big ol’ construction crane appeared last week to help build the Haymarket Landing project.

Issue #269 December 11, 2014

Opening Shot | Dec. 11, 2014

A LIGHT BRIGHT FOR CHRISTMASTIME. On Thursday, Dec. 4, a host of locals gathered in Phoenix Park to see the lighting of the downtown Eau Claire park’s majestic new winter tree lights.

Issue #268 November 27, 2014

Big Local Chuckles

thanks to a unique open mic experience at The Plus, the local standup comedy scene is beautiful, growing

Opening Shot | Nov. 27, 2014

CROON TIME. Brooke Nicole Sjoquist was among the performers on Nov. 14 when Eau Claire Jazz Inc. (in partnership with UW-Eau Claire) presented Gatsby’s Gala at the Davies Center. The jazz age-themed dance took cues from The Great Gatsby’s ...

Holiday Handbook 2014
Issue #267 November 13, 2014

Opening Shot | Nov. 13, 2014

RUFF WEATHER. Even the cold, snowy weather on Monday, November 10 couldn’t dampen the spirits of Phoenix Park’s beloved canine statue, who still told passersby to “Have a Great Dane!”

Issue #266 October 30, 2014

Carve It Out

spotlighting local pride via the humble jack-o-lantern

Opening Shot | Oct. 30, 2014

GUITAR HERO. On Friday, Oct. 24, living guitar legend Buddy Guy visited the State Theatre. Guy’s body of work has had a fundamental impact on multiple generations of blues and rock ’n’ roll guitarists.

Issue #265 October 16, 2014

Opening Shot | Oct. 16, 2014

TRICK-OR-TRICKED-OUT. Brent Knutson and his family take Halloween pretty seriously. With the entire place (and yard) decked out in the spookiest stuff, kids flock to it on Halloween. He said last year they had more than 500 kids stop by ...

Issue #264 October 2, 2014
Issue #263 September 18, 2014

Neighborly Maintenance

wherein V1’s community-minded leader, despite his best intentions, frequently fails at the neighbor game

Opening Shot | Sept. 18, 2014

KEEPING UP THE CURB. A man waters his front yard plantings as a young girl scoots by near Manz Elementary on Eau Claire’s south side. Something as simple as keeping your yard looking nice and tidy goes a long way toward making a neighborhood ...

Football Fever 2014

Big Expectations

annual survey of Valley sports media finds optimism for Packers, Badgers, and beyond

Issue #262 September 4, 2014

Opening Shot | Sept. 4, 2014

A LENGTHY DINNER. Roughly 120 people (only about half of them are shown here) gathered for dinner on the Grand Avenue Footbridge over the Chippewa River on Wednesday, Aug. 27. It was the first ever Grand Evening on the Bridge, a fundraiser ...

Issue #261 August 21, 2014

Opening Shot | August 21, 2014

Featuring over 700 cars (such as the sweet truck above), the 2014 Indianhead Swap Meet & Car Show was August 3 at the Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds.

Issue #260 August 7, 2014

Opening Shot | August 7, 2014

CHALKING UP ANOTHER YEAR. Nearly 150 artists and thousands of connoisseurs of concrete art descended on Wilson Park in downtown Eau Claire on Saturday, Aug. 2, for Volume One’s annual Chalkfest.

Issue #259 July 24, 2014

Why Art?

arts funding is crucial to the future of Wisconsin

Opening Shot | July 24, 2014

HANKY SELFIE. Eau Claire Express fans at a recent game in Carson Park (left to right): Andrea Phan, Sarah Morgan, Danielle Schweiss, Anne Brennan, and JJ Smieja. Photo by Janelle Krause.

Issue #258 July 10, 2014

Thirty for Thirty

the time my mom got hit by a pitch – and other memories of three decades in the major league stands

Opening Shot | July 10, 2014

YEE-HAW, Señor Kitty. Just some of the fans seen at Country Fest 2014 out near Cadott. See more photos from June 26 & 29 with headliners Blake Shelton and Florida Georgia Line ...

Issue #257 June 26, 2014
Issue #256 June 12, 2014

Side Walking

when putting one foot in front of the other just isn’t enough

Peaks and Valleys

curator’s mountain-sized mistake helps artist re-evaluate her own work

Opening Shot | June 12, 2014

CURRENT STANDINGS. Just a little stand-up paddleboarding on the water of Braun’s Bay in Eau Claire’s Carson Park – an activity filled with (surface) tension.

Issue #255 May 29, 2014

Chew On This

excitement over chain eateries: not the end of the world

Opening Shot | May 29, 2014

THE PAGODA HAS LEFT THE BUILDING. On May 22, crews detached and removed the iconic pagoda from the former Woo’s Pagoda restaurant on Hastings Way. It now belongs to the Chippewa Valley Museum.

Issue #254 May 15, 2014

Multiplication Problem

when it comes to high school sports, urban vs. rural may matter more than public vs. private

Blugold Bashers

Community should embrace students, not chase them away from voting booth

Opening Shot | May 15, 2014

STONE COLD INSTALLATION. Sculpture Tour Eau Claire installed its fourth round of sculptures downtown on May 6 and 7. This hefty beauty can be seen on the corner of Madison and North Barstow Streets.

Issue #253 May 1, 2014

Bucky the Bridesmaid

Badgers’ football, basketball success welcomed, but championships remain elusive

Opening Shot | May 1, 2014

ON WITH THE BOW! No Brand Con 2014, the Chippewa Valley’s premiere event for Anime, cosplay (above), tabletop and video gaming, and general geekery ran April 25–27 at The Plaza Hotel & Suites.

Issue #252 April 17, 2014

Opening Shot | April 17, 2014

POP STAR. UW-Stout student Bryce Smith pops a glitter-filled balloon on the catwalk during UW-Stout’s annual Fashion Without Fabric show April 12. Smith and fellow student Taylor Jacobs created the outfit ...

Issue #251 April 3, 2014

Working for Women

national conference fosters ideas for aiding Valley women on economic edge

Opening Shot | April 3, 2014

FROM THE TOP. Milwaukee’s Vic & Gab performed at UW-Eau Claire’s The Cabin on Saturday, March 29. Vic & Gab was named one of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Bands To Watch in 2014.

Issue #250 March 20, 2014
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