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Facing the Unknown

Hemma’s latest EP sparkles in lifelong musical journey

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 ...

Singing a New Song

brand new local choir preps their first concert

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 ...

Learning the Ropes

teen musician Spencer Douglas releases first EP

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 ...

Local Music Quick Hits | December 2019

Chris Kroeze’s big year continues. The guy from Barron who made it deep into the final rounds of NBC’s The Voice is back with a new Christmas-y tune to celebrate the season. “A Hallelujah Christmas” was originally ...

Flying Together

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

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 ...

On Record for Youth

studio owner aims to create mentorship program for kids

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 ...

It’s Sol-Fa Season

a holly jolly chat with Tonic Sol-Fa

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 ...

A Voice in Music

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

“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 ...

Holiday Can't Miss: Chris Kroeze

The prodigal son returns. Come celebrate the holidays in home town style! After three sold out shows in March and overwhelming demand ...

Breaking It in

Kurt Fischer's new album a soothing piano exploration

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

Chamber Orchestra Focuses on Mozart and Holst

The Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra will perform “Saturday Evening,” the second concert of its 2019-20 season, at 7:30pm Saturday, Nov. 16, in the Jamf Theatre at ...

The Last Last Waltz?

This year’s rendition of The Last Waltz presented by The Rhythm Posse is scheduled to be, well, the last. Join them at “Stage Fright” from ...

A Family. A Tree.

We Are the Willows celebrates a decade of tunes with local show

It turns out the name We Are The Willows is a bit prophetic. “I learned this fact about willow trees that they have incredibly deep root ...

Keep Calm and Listen

concert series puts the emphasis on really listening

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 ...

Over Achieving

hard-working locals The Over Unders mix punk, alt rock, and power pop

From cover bands and band class to the local rock stage, one young up-and-coming rock band is making its mark on the ...

Catching a Drift

new programming gets locals on the Pablo stage

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 ...

A Bon Hiver for Eaux Claires

Ani DiFranco and more converge for winter version of Eaux Claires Nov. 21-24

The organizers of the Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival have announced the full details and lineup for Eaux Claires Hiver, a special winter extension of the fest happening at the Pablo Center ...

Music Quick Hits | October 16, 2019

The Nunnery is the solo project of Sarah Elstran, a former local that now makes a unique brand of atmospheric looping folk a cappella from out of the Twin Cities. That special vibe is on full display ...

Music Quick Hits | October 2019

Lo-fi pop rockers Velvet Groove surprised us with a brand new song called “I Want It” recently with an accompanying music video from ...