Volume One Special Coverage: Pulling Together While Staying Apart


A Grand Little New Year

show promises a handful of bands + fistfuls of cheese puffs

Betty Nikia, photos by Frank H. Robinson

Dramatic, no? Yes.

    If you still haven’t made New Year’s Eve plans, a new event just popped up that promises dancing, moshing, and cheese puffs. The multi-band extravaganza organized by Eric Bertrand will be going on at The Grand Little Theatre. Eric’s band, Down the Stairs, pumps out sounds that bounce back and forth between punk and metal and then ricochet off into other genres. The Twin Cities’ Violet Heartbreak promises to goth up the night with brooding alternative rock. Say! Goodnight Gracie from Woodbury, MN will likewise take the stage with their indie rock happy hardcore sound. CortD! will be laying their ska punk sound on the crowd, along with Tears of Ash, The Disabled, and Funeral Class. Other bands will be announced closer to the event. Nate from Nate’s Dungeon is in contact with musicians as we speak, and Bertrand has a couple of mystery bands in the wings. Bags and bags of free cheese puffs will be available at the event. If you want to know why, you should stop in and ask Bertrand to let you in on the secret.

    New Year Revolution • Dec. 31 • Grand Little Theatre, 102 W Grand Ave., Eau Claire • 6pm to midnight • $6 • all ages • 456-5358

Lasker Jewelers
Lasker Jewelers

Pulling Together Partners

The following organizations are currently supporting Volume One’s work in the community during the pandemic:

Lasker Jewelers

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, Eau Claire

Downtown Eau Claire Inc DECI

University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

Pablo Group

Wisconsin Independent Network

Middle West Management

Bon Iver

Royal Credit Union

Silver Spring

Evergreen Surgical

Charter Bank

The Murty Henriksen Family

The Larry and Marie Past Family

The Dan and Kerry Kincaid Family

Anton and Rae Schilling-Smets

Brady and Jeanne Foust

If your organization is interested in supporting Volume One during this difficult time, nick@volumeone.orgcontact us.