Andrew Patrie


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Fri. May. 4th, 2018

Fanfare for Forgotten Veterans

Andrew Patrie, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Chippewa Falls poet’s two volumes focus on PTSD, Vietnam experience

Wed. Dec. 13th, 2017

Nothing Really Mattress: A new Distant Friends album for dark times

Andrew Patrie, photos by Andrea Paulseth

It’s not every band who can claim a “cease and desist” order from Lucasfilm as part of its history, but Eau Claire’s power-pop / “no coast” surf punks Distant Friends can. In 2016, the group, then known ...

Mon. Mar. 21st, 2016

Calling Our Youth

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We buzz from the barroom / and feel the earth’s spin / in every sidewalk step / western wildfires / tint our downtown moon / the yellow of a smoker’s fingers / so we catch our breath ...

Tue. Feb. 23rd, 2016

Venison to Rock Again at Decadent Cabaret 2016

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The words of poet Donald Justice, in his poem “On an Anniversary” come to mind: “(Twenty five) years go by / In the blinking of an eye / And you are still the same / As when first you took (that) name,” that name, that divine, delicious name: Venison.

Tue. Jul. 7th, 2015

Song After Song

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scene veterans continue to shape the Chippewa Valley soundscape

Fri. May. 1st, 2015

Metalhead Gone Solo

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ex-Megalodon guitarist softens it up on new EP

Wed. Dec. 10th, 2014

A Little Lighter

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Sarah Krueger’s newest LP shines with unique voice, impressive supporting cast

Wed. Nov. 12th, 2014

Caveat, No Expectations

Andrew Patrie, photos by Andrea Paulseth

metal group gains traction, keeps pop senses

Tue. Oct. 14th, 2014

Still On the Road

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a new album and a big anniversary for the Drunk Drivers

Fri. Apr. 4th, 2014

Retaking the Stage

Andrew Patrie, photos by Andrea Paulseth

after long gap, North HS revives musical theater

Wed. Feb. 19th, 2014

Getting to Know picard

Andrew Patrie, photos by Andrea Paulseth

new Eau Claire group unleashes first full length

Tue. Feb. 4th, 2014

For the Love of the Game

Andrew Patrie, photos by Andrea Paulseth

DIY Daisy supersizes its raw rock on new record

Tue. Jun. 4th, 2013

Dracula vs. Dad

Andrew Patrie, illustrated by Luke Benson

bridging the father-son divide, one horror film at a time

Wed. Jan. 16th, 2013

High Concept

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Our Judgment returns with ferocious second album

Tue. Nov. 13th, 2012

Welcome to Sawdust City

Andrew Patrie, photos by Christine Lortie

Arms Aloft officially releases new record after 53-day tour

Thu. May. 31st, 2012

Sipping Zepaltas

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former local and successful winemaker returns home

Fri. May. 25th, 2012

Letters From Earth

Andrew Patrie, photos by Greg Bauwens

local rockers embark on a recording adventure

Mon. Mar. 5th, 2012

Arms Aloft

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top-shelf punk band’s long-awaited full-length

Thu. Jan. 12th, 2012

Lifting the Curse

Andrew Patrie, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Desolatevoid’s years of bad luck (hopefully) end here

Tue. Nov. 22nd, 2011

Dancing with Phantoms

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Chippewa Valley native Sarah Krueger’s debut LP

Wed. Oct. 12th, 2011

Double the Metal Shows: Decapitated & Blackguard

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25 years ago, on September 27, Metallica bassist Cliff Burton was killed when the tour bus transporting the band hit a patch of ice and flipped, and a devastated generation of metalheads had to ponder their own mutable relationship with mortality.

Mon. Jul. 18th, 2011

LISTEN: Fall For Glory

Andrew Patrie, photos by ContributedPhoto

a new lineup, EP, and tour for Fall For Glory

Thu. Apr. 14th, 2011

A Breed Unknown

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fast-rising Eau Claire metal band releases EP

Thu. Mar. 17th, 2011

Eau Claire Uprising

Andrew Patrie, photos by Frank H. Robinson

a local effort to promote metal shows and happenings

Thu. Mar. 17th, 2011

LISTEN: Do It Yourself Daisy

Andrew Patrie, photos by Zachary Oliphant

idiosyncratic duo delivers debut garage rock album

Thu. Nov. 18th, 2010

Dirty Rotten Imbeciles

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front runners of American hardcore to rock House of Rock

Thu. Oct. 21st, 2010

Satanic Panic

Andrew Patrie, illustrated by Michelle Chrzanowski

when I was a kid in the 80s, I was certain cults were out to get me

Thu. Sep. 9th, 2010


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Montreal metalheads on tap for big House of Rock show

Thu. Aug. 26th, 2010

Our Judgment

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teen metal band releases impressive EP

Thu. Jul. 29th, 2010


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local metal act releases four-track rampage

Thu. Jul. 15th, 2010

Huge Death Metal Showcase

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House of Rock books four-band onslaught of sonic mayhem; Grandma displeased

Thu. May. 20th, 2010

Fall For Glory

Andrew Patrie, photos by Andrea Paulseth

local punk band sets out on summer tour

Thu. Apr. 22nd, 2010

Split to Kill

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local metal masters Desolatevoid release split album spanning two states

Thu. Mar. 25th, 2010

Deadstar Assembly

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Eau Claire drummer drums for popular industrial metal band

Thu. Mar. 11th, 2010

Mike Perry Flies On

Andrew Patrie, photos by Drew Kaiser

sophomore album released by Amble Down Records

Thu. Feb. 25th, 2010

The Darkness Looms

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four ‘black metal’ bands to collide for night of noise

Thu. Jan. 28th, 2010

Reinforced Metal

Andrew Patrie, photos by Frank H. Robinson

strong lineup (and a demo) emerges in local metal crew Silenize

The Daily Shakedown

Wed. Dec. 16th, 2009

UFO Armada

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Their sound is a return to roots – it truly captures a golden age in Eau Claire’s musical history.