In Memory of the Wagner's Shortcut

Wed. Aug. 12th, 2015  |  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 ...

Bon Iver - Full Eaux Claires Set (2015)

Wed. Aug. 12th, 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."

Vintage Sconnie TV: Wausau Center Mall Ad (1983)

Sat. Aug. 1st, 2015

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!

Vintage Sconnie TV: Old Milwaukee Log Rolling Ad

Sat. Aug. 1st, 2015

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

Vintage Sconnie TV: "Drive Wise" Ad

Sat. Aug. 1st, 2015

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

The Eaux Claires Experience

Fri. Jul. 24th, 2015  |  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 (kazefilms.com) on this clip – with music from S. Carey (scarey.org). Enjoy!

Eau Claire Sound - Irie Sol

Wed. Jul. 1st, 2015

"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) ...

Shows in Houses in Eau Claire (April, 2015)

Fri. May. 8th, 2015

A great montage of house shows in Eau Claire during April of 2015, shot and edited by Jesse Johnson., who says, "April was full of good house shows. Mike Noyce's performance at Lake House was a highlight delight."

Prairie Enthusiasm!

Fri. May. 1st, 2015

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.

The Millenium – Take Me [Official Video]

Thu. Apr. 30th, 2015

Local pop superstars The Millenium have released a new video for their song, “Take Me” off their debut album It’s So Much Friendlier With Two. The video puts the band in an empty room ...

Irie Sol, Gatsby, & Jazz

Mon. Apr. 20th, 2015

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 ...

Justin Vernon covers Spoon's "Inside Out"

Fri. Apr. 17th, 2015

The Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival posted a desolate video that finds its mastermind, Justin Vernon, secluded in a wooded area surrounding his April Base recording studio.

UW-Madison Bell Tower Knows Winter Is Coming

Mon. Apr. 13th, 2015

Earlier this week, millions of viewers celebrated our weekly return to Westeros as HBO’s Game of Thrones premiered its 5th season. No one knows that winter is coming better than us Wisconsinites, and the UW-Madison Carillon let fan pride ring ...

Local Whipstar Adam Winrich Breaks New World Record

Tue. Mar. 24th, 2015

Watch as Adam "Crack" Winrich – a 14-time (now 15?) Guinness World Record holder – snags yet another world record for "Most bottles grabbed in a minute with a whip." Adam (originally of Fall Creek, Wis.) says, "To get the record I had to ..."

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