Music & Nightlife

Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015

Summer Comes... (Eaux Claires 2016 Announcement Video)

If you attended last July's Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival just outside of Eau Claire, this video oughta kick ya square in the nostalgics. Featuring 5 minutes of fest footage, a Bon Iver tune, and Michael Perry voiceover, the video helped to announce the 2016 ‪Eaux Claires‬ dates: August 12 and

History & Stories

Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015

Oakwood Mall's Grand Opening (1986)

A WEAU 13 News report from October 15, 1986 covering Oakwood Mall's Grand Opening. Synchronized fashion dancers! A mime! An elderly woman saying, "Awesome!" We swear – the 1986 vibes will last you all day long.

Local Culture

Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015

In Memory of the Wagner's Shortcut

video by V1 Staff

Enjoy a driving tour of the "Wagner's Shortcut" – a street-like path in Eau Claire, Wis. running behind the Wagner's Lanes bowling alley, connecting Brackett Avenue to Fairfax Street. Used by locals for decades, the popular shortcut was finally closed on August 12, 2015 ...

Music & Nightlife

Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015

Bon Iver - Full Eaux Claires Set (2015)

Check out Bon Iver's entire Saturday night set closing the 2015 Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival, shot by Paul Seal, who says, "I travelled from the UK to Eau Claire for this festival and it was completely worth it. The people in Eau Claire were incredibly kind and welcoming."

Wisconsin Videos

Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015

Vintage Sconnie TV: Wausau Center Mall Ad (1983)

Although it lacks for any sort of narrative, this commercial still captivates the viewer with its jolly cast of characters. Why, there’s Grandpa! And boy does he look confused by a baseball glove. And there’s silly Uncle Joe, hiding his presents in all sorts of boxes! Ha ha what fun! Balloons!

Wisconsin Videos

Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015

Vintage Sconnie TV: Old Milwaukee Log Rolling Ad

Here we have a classic story. There’s the logrolling underdog who just can’t rise to the challenge against his heckling opponents, only to come out the hero at the very end – indeed, our hero is better at selecting crowd-pleasing beer than he is at that trendy logrolling. This commercial is pretty

Wisconsin Videos

Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015

Vintage Sconnie TV: "Drive Wise" Ad

This video leaves me speechless. It would appear as though the Wisconsin Department of Tourism hired 4th-string hip-hop group "Fresh Force" to rap about safe driving. Between the hypnotic illustrations dancing across the back-drop to the rhythmic perfection of the head bops, I see no flaws. Plus, th

Music & Nightlife

Friday, Jul. 24, 2015

The Eaux Claires Experience

video by Kaze Studios

As a kind of farewell to the Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival, check out this short video. Volume One partnered with Eau Claire's Kaze Studios ( on this clip – with music from S. Carey ( Enjoy!

Music & Nightlife

Wednesday, Jul. 1, 2015

Eau Claire Sound - Irie Sol

"Eau Claire Sound" is a single from Irie Sol's album Last October. The video was filmed at Justin Vernon's April Base studios, where the album was recorded, with the help of Chris Mara (audio) and Patrick Pelham (video) ...

Wisconsin Videos

Friday, May. 1, 2015

Prairie Enthusiasm!

This documentary short follows a few individuals from the organization "The Prairie Enthusiasts" in their path to learn, manage and protect remnant prairies and oak savannas in the mid-western United States. Produced and directed by Joe Maurer.

Music & Nightlife

Monday, Apr. 20, 2015

Irie Sol, Gatsby, & Jazz

Irie Sol's next album is about Bernice, the eponymous character from Eau Claire found in F. Scott Fitzgerald's "Bernice Bobs Her Hair." So to write the album they steeped themselves in Fitzgerald and 1920s jazz and history of St. Paul and Eau Claire, drawing on ...

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