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Eric Christenson

Managing Editor

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Coming This Fall: New Bon Iver ... Album?

Eric Christenson

Well, judging by a prototypically cryptic teaser video that dropped this morning, it’s looking like there’s some more Bon Iver music on its way by the end of the year ...

Group Rides 101

Eric Christenson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Tired of pedaling solo? New to the game and want to get some good experience? Want to dive in to the local biking community? Try a group ride!

Everybody, Meet Naalia

sister/brother duo’s R&B tunes are remarkably fresh

Eric Christenson

From the minute you hear Aliana Sigala’s singing voice, it becomes startlingly apparent she’s a special talent. Raised on classic R&B and honed on musical theater and show choir, she ducks around notes with swiftness, power, and vulnerability. And she makes it seem easy ...

Music Quick Hits | June 2019

Eric Christenson

Even though it’s well-established that there won’t be a traditional version of the Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival this summer, the Oxbeaux street concert that preceded the last two fests will return for a blockbuster third concert, now with an extra day. On August 9 and 10 ...

A Half-Decade in the Pines: Blue Ox Keeps Rolling

Eric Christenson

Having a music festival in the northwoods of Wisconsin in the middle of June can be a shake of the dice when it comes to the weather. In an ideal situation you’ve got sunlight beaming through the pine ...

Step Into Matt’s House

local podcast goes in-depth with ... locals

Eric Christenson

The title of a new locally-produced podcast – Matt’s House – sort of implies that it takes place at a house where a guy named Matt lives. I mean, the guy’s name is Matt Hasenmueller, but there’s actually no house to speak of ...

Blossoming Sounds

LASKA’s new EP flourishes with new techniques, but maintains sisterly magic

Eric Christenson

It’s a relatively calm snowy night out at Pine Hollow Studio just outside of Eau Claire, where the members of LASKA are meeting up to practice songs ahead of a Twin Cities show opening for the band ...

Music Quick Hits | March 20, 2009

Eric Christenson

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 ...

Music Quick Hits | March 2019

Eric Christenson

Chippewa Valley native Johanne Swanson – who makes excellent heart-wrenching tunes as Yohuna – has announced a new album called Mirroring, set to drop via Orchid Tapes on June 7. Now based in Brooklyn, Yohuna has gotten some well-deserved accolades for her first album ...

Music Quick Hits | February 2019

Eric Christenson

One of the world’s finest bluegrass bands is coming to Eau Claire for a special one-night-only show at The Metro on March 6. We Banjo 3 is a foursome of prolific and exciting musicians set to whisk the night away with fantastic tunes and a good cause. Featuring banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar ...

Rock Fest Releases 2019 Lineup

Eric Christenson, photos by Lee Butterworth

Jefferson Starship lyrics might be the least rock n roll way to describe Rock Fest, but “we built this city on rock n roll” is – all things considered – a pretty fair sum-up of what goes down on Cadott’s ...

TeawhYB Transformed

local rapper takes big step forward with proper debut

Eric Christenson

Nearly a decade ago, Tyler Baumgart – a.k.a. TeawhYB – was rapping for the fun of it. The Green Bay native was a kid in high school with a lot of time on his hands without a lot of outlets for his creative ...