Music Quick Hits | March 20, 2009

Eric Christenson |

Haley Heynderickx
Haley Heynderickx

The Oxbow Hotel & The Lakely just announced an intriguing gallery show for March 31 with headliner Haley Heynderickx. The Portland-based singer/songwriter’s debut 2018 album I Need To Start a Garden, garnered rave reviews from publications like Pitchfork, Pop Matters, and Under The Radar. Her signature sound immediately recalls ’60s and ’70s folk music with soft finger picking and minimalist instrumentation. She’s a force, and it’s cool to see her headlining her own show after opening up for Ani DiFranco at the now-closed State Theatre in June of last year. Tickets are available at

Gearing up for its big fifth annual festival happening June 13-15, the Blue Ox Music Festival has announced a new monthly podcast called “Road To Blue Ox.” It’ll feature music and interviews from Blue Ox artists, as well as some pertinent info about the festival and their upcoming pre-parties. The debut episode features an in-depth conversation with Trampled by Turtles’ Dave Simonett, talking about the music, songwriting, and life on tour in the modern age. Get a behind-the-scenes look at how the festival comes together, including ongoing updates and highlights for the 2019 fest, which *checks watch* is just under 100 days away. Listen in and get hyped at

The Salon at Odd Humyns in downtown Eau Claire is quickly becoming a choice music venue for all kinds of performances, with their biggest and most ambitious show yet happening this weekend on March 22. Sister Species is a critically-acclaimed 8-piece chamber pop band based in Minneapolis. The band features three-part trumpet harmonies, tons of remarkable instrumentation, and epic orchestration. They’ll be performing at The Salon alongside Nelson Deveraux, a saxophonist who appeared on Bon Iver’s 22, A Million, plays with the band This Is The Kit, and toured with Har Mar Superstar. Tickets for this event are available at

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