Volume One Contributors

writers, photographers, artists

Luong Huynh

photographer - from: Eau Claire

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The Summer Set + The Millenium

photos by Luong Huynh

On Friday, May 2 The Summer Set and special guest, The Millenium, performed at the Davis Center at UWEC. The Summer Set is a pop-rock quintet from Scottsdale, Arizona. The band's jams have been heard on major television shows ...

Opening Shot | May 1, 2014

photos by Luong Huynh

ON WITH THE BOW! No Brand Con 2014, the Chippewa Valley’s premiere event for Anime, cosplay (above), tabletop and video gaming, and general geekery ran April 25–27 at The Plaza Hotel & Suites.

No Brand Con 2014

photos by Luong Huynh

The Chippewa Valley's premiere event for Anime, tabletop gaming, video games, and general geekery was back for the 13th year the weekend of April 25 at Eau Claire's Plaza Hotel and Suites. Adults and kids alike enjoyed a weekend of ...

S. Carey + White Hinterland

photos by Luong Huynh

On Saturday, April 26 Sean Carey, best known as the drummer and supporting vocalist of Bon Iver, performed at Schofield Auditorium. Sean's 2010 album "All We Grow" and 2012's "Hoyas EP" have been met with critical acclaim, featuring layers of war

2014 Shakespeare Festival

photos by Luong Huynh

On Thursday, April 24 students from all three ECASD middle schools came together to participate in the 2014 Shakespeare Festival, hosted at Memorial High School this year. More than 200 6th, 7th and 8th grade students performed scenes from Macbeth, K

Dessa @The House of Rock

photos by Luong Huynh

Often described as “Mos Def plus Dorothy Parker” for her wit and flow, Minneapolis artist Dessa hit the House of Rock on Thursday, April 17 with opener Toki Wright.

The 40th Annual Viennese Ball

photos by Luong Huynh

The 40th annual Viennese Ball took place on April 11th & 12th at the W.R. Davies Student Center. The Viennese Ball is a formal event recalling the romance and elegance of 19th-century Vienna, Austria. The event is presented in duplicate each evening

Let's Be Honest - A Grown-Up Storytelling Series: We're in Trouble Now

photos by Luong Huynh

On Thursday, April 10th Volume One's new storytelling series "Let's Be Honest" took place at The Volume One Gallery. Some of the area's best writers and yarn-spinners took to the mic for a night of personal stories told live. Each night multiple stor

A Conversation with S. Carey

photos by Luong Huynh

On Wednesday, April 2 Sean Carey (of S. Carey) joined us in the Local Store gallery for a chance to hear tracks off of his upcoming release, Range of Light. Carey is also known for his drumming in the Grammy-winning band, Bon Iver.

Back to the Roots

Emily Albrent, photos by Luong Huynh

Once local singer-songwriter, turned Nashville star, Anna Johnson has a new album entitled, Here. Since moving to Nashville in 2009, Johnson has produced three professional albums. She has had the opportunity to play with artists such as ...

Opening Shot | April 3, 2014

photos by Luong Huynh

FROM THE TOP. Milwaukee’s Vic & Gab performed at UW-Eau Claire’s The Cabin on Saturday, March 29. Vic & Gab was named one of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Bands To Watch in 2014.

Anna Johnson Band (CD Release)

photos by Luong Huynh

To celebrate the release of her new full-length album, "Here", Anna Johnson and her band performed at the Chippewa Falls High School on Sunday, March 30th.

Letters From Earth (EP release show!) + Whale House

photos by Luong Huynh

On Saturday, March 29 local high-energy melodic alternative rockers Letters From Earth celebrated the release of their second EP with a show at the Mousetrap. Their high-energy style features face-melting riffs, alternative guitar effects, thunderous

9th Annual Lambing Time at Govin's Farm

photos by Luong Huynh

Once again, locals can see the baby farm animals at Govin’s Lambing Barn up close. Kids enjoy watching the lambs nursing and bouncing around their mothers, while learning more about these wooly creatures. While you are here you can see and hold ...

Willy Porter @The Plus

photos by Luong Huynh

On Friday, March 21 Willy Porter performed at The Plus. Willy Porter is a contemporary American rock musician and singer-songwriter from Mequon, Wisconsin.

Do It Yourself DaIsY CD release show

photos by Luong Huynh

Do It Yourself DaIsY (Nick Arnold and Trevor Kupfer) released a new CD at the Eau Claire House of Rock on Friday, March 14.

The Foreigner

photos by Luong Huynh

On Friday, March 14 The Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild presented the hilarious comedy, The Foreigner. Full of laughs, suspense and romance. Shy Englishman Charlie Baker finds himself in a rural Georgia fishing lodge where everyone believes he doesn't

Nickolas Butler: Shotgun Lovesongs Reading and Early Book Release

photos by Luong Huynh, Nick Meyer

Local author Nickolas Butler stopped by the Local Store on Monday, March 10 to read from and sign copies of his debut novel, "Shotgun Lovesongs." Butler is an Eau Claire native, and his first book has received national attention from media outlets, major publishers, and film studios.

Decadent Cabaret 2014

photos by Luong Huynh

2014's Decadent Cabaret went down at the Eau Claire House of Rock, March 6–8, featuring an armada of local bands doing fantastic cover sets. This year, the event also featured a visit from The Buddy Revelles.

Fire Ball 2014: Drag Show & Fundraiser

photos by Luong Huynh

This year's Fire Ball featured outstanding local and national performers, as well as two internationally recognized drag performers — Shangela from "RuPaul's Drag Race" and Chad Michaels, winner of "RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars" – in addition to ...

Adelyn Rose CD Release Show

photos by Luong Huynh

Adelyn Rose dropped a brand-new major release at the House of Rock on Friday, Feb 21. Eau Claire band Softly, Dear and Twin Cities hip hop and electronica producer Sloslylove filled out the night.

US Winter Log Rolling Championship 2014

photos by Luong Huynh

On Saturday, Feb. 22, as part of the annual Polar Plunge event, Special Olympics staged the US Winter Log Rolling Championship at Eau Claire's Half Moon Beach. Professional log rollers competes for cash (and bragging rights).

A Local Sampling

Heyde Center showcases five local artists across mediums

Emily Albrent, photos by Luong Huynh

A group of artists have come together to form the February showcase this month at The Heyde Center for the Arts in Chippewa Falls. Guest curator Ashley Voss said initially the exhibit was going to be interactive, but at the last minute ...

Opening Shot | Feb. 20, 2014

photos by Luong Huynh

AMIRIGHT? The latest installment of Volume One’s grown-up storytelling series – Let’s Be Honest – happened at The Local Store on Feb. 13, with four featured yarn-spinners and an open mic.

Valentine's Day Jazz Jam

photos by Luong Huynh

On Friday, February 14 this annual big band dance was put on by the Chi-Hi Jazz Department of the Chippewa Falls Senior High School as a fundraiser for the Chippewa Falls Music Association. The dance featured classic and modern big band music with the Chi-Hi student and alumni jazz ensembles as well as soloist Christine Hitt, a MAXJAZZ recording artist. The event will also be the premiere performance for the CFHS Polka Band.

Let's Be Honest Feb. 2013: Attractions & Reactions

photos by Luong Huynh

At Let's Be Honest – V1's new storytelling series – some of the area's best writers and yarn-spinners take to the mic for a night of personal stories told live. For each installment, multiple storytellers muse on a common theme, followed by an open m

The Heart Pills (Record Release) + The Traveling Suitcase + Meridene

photos by Luong Huynh

Local favorites, The Heart Pills, released their second full length album, "Gunfighter" on Friday, February 8th at the House of Rock. They were joined by Oshkosh's The Traveling Suitcase and kicked off the show with a performance by our very own Mer

Meet Up: You Know You're From Eau Claire When...

photos by Luong Huynh

On Thursday, January 30, members of the "You Know You're From Eau Claire When" Facebook group gathered in the Volume One Gallery for a night of mingling and swapping stories about life in Eau Claire. Local photographer Travis Dewitz gave a great ...

We Are the Willows @The Cabin

photos by Luong Huynh

We Are the Willows played at The Cabin in the Davies Center at UWEC on Saturday, January 25.