Issue #402 Jan. 22, 2020

He’s Not Alone

Miles Blvd explores isolation on new ep

Parker Reed, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Isolation can be a dangerous place for an artist to reside, but an update from isolation from a local hip-hop artist makes it clear he is back and better than ever. Miles Blvd is a locally sourced hip-hop project from ...

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Issue #402 Jan. 22, 2020

Beyond the Soul

Mike Doughty of Soul Coughing to perform at The Plus

V1 Staff

The force behind seminal ’90s band Soul Coughing, Mike Doughty, is an accomplished solo artist and author, and he’ll tell your future at The Plus. Doughty, along with long time ...

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Issue #402 Jan. 22, 2020

Facing the Unknown

Hemma’s latest EP sparkles in lifelong musical journey

Eric Christenson

The way Hannah Hebl talks about music makes you believe she knows something that the rest of us don’t. She doesn’t just play music, she metaphysically embodies it. In her world, music is elemental ...

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Issue #402 Jan. 22, 2020

Singing a New Song

brand new local choir preps their first concert

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

A new community choir has recently started up in Eau Claire, offering yet another great opportunity for people to raise their voices in a musical ensemble. Kate Larson, an Altoona native who recently returned ...

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Issue #401 Jan. 8, 2020

Learning the Ropes

teen musician Spencer Douglas releases first EP

Parker Reed

A local musician is making waves in the Eau Claire music scene, and he hasn’t even had his 18th birthday yet. 17-year-old Eau Claire Memorial High School student, Spencer Rhoten is a guitarist/singer-songwriter who is making a name for himself ...

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Issue #399 Dec. 11, 2019

Flying Together

Jack Greenwood brings together friends, friends of friends, and complete strangers on debut album

Eric Christenson

When Toy Car Studios was getting its roots laid down just north of Eau Claire a few years ago, Jack Greenwood (a.k.a. Travis Kohnhorst) was helping the studio owner Justin Green build the thing from the ...

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Issue #398 Nov. 27, 2019

On Record for Youth

studio owner aims to create mentorship program for kids

Parker Reed, photos by Kyle Lehman

Collaboration is key for an Eau Claire recording studio owner who is calling community members into action to benefit area youth. Kyle Culver owns Sprinter Studios, a recording studio nestled in downtown Eau Claire with aspirations aimed at ...

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Issue #398 Nov. 27, 2019

It’s Sol-Fa Season

a holly jolly chat with Tonic Sol-Fa

V1 Staff

When Tonic Sol-fa comes to town – which is getting close to a yearly thing now – you know there’s some holiday magic in the air. The Minneapolis-based vocal group always make it point to ...

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Issue #398 Nov. 27, 2019

A Voice in Music

seeing the Eau Claire music scene through Jerrika Mighelle's eyes

Maddy Mortimer, photos by Andrea Paulseth, Luong Huynh

“Eau Claire was home base,” local musician Jerrika Mighelle said. “Part of the reason I still live in Eau Claire is because of the support for music.” She started playing ...

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Issue #397 Nov. 13, 2019

Breaking It in

Kurt Fischer's new album a soothing piano exploration

Nathan Hopp, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Two years after his debut album, Soundscapes, Kurt Fischer of Eau Claire is releasing a new collection of recordings dedicated to his love for ...

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Issue #396 Oct. 30, 2019

Keep Calm and Listen

concert series puts the emphasis on really listening

Maddy Mortimer, photos by Luong Huynh

With the seasons changing and the weather growing colder, it just doesn’t sound like summer anymore, and Eau Claire locals might find themselves missing warm ...

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Issue #395 Oct. 16, 2019

Catching a Drift

new programming gets locals on the Pablo stage

Bonni Knight, photos by Lee Butterworth

What do homegrown acts The Ben Shaw Band, LASKA, and Pit Wagon have in common? In terms of musical genres, not much. After all, one brings a gritty, yet folksy, Americana, another features ...

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