Volume One Special Coverage: Pulling Together While Staying Apart


Farms to Plow East Coast

Trevor Kupfer, photos by Michael Bartsch

Local farmers.

Come July, Ben Larson and Andy Todryk will be taking their loud prog-rock out of the home and out to the East Coast. The duo’s band Farms is known for crazy house shows, but has lined up no fewer than 22 dates this July, recorded a new tape (yes, you read that right), and has two splits on the way. The tour includes Detroit, Toronto, New York, Philadelphia, Miami, Orlando, Washington DC, Brooklyn, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Milwaukee, Madison, and Minneapolis. But by far the biggest is the massive Baltimore festival Whartscape, a four-day festival of theater, video, and music performance from such names as Xiu Xiu and Dan Deacon. Wish the local boys well, and hope they return with bricks of licorice for a sweet house show at Red Mountain.

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.