Eric Christenson

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Thu. Jan. 8th, 2015

Looking Ahead: 2015

Tom Giffey, Eric Christenson

What will the next year have in store for the Chippewa Valley?

Thu. Jan. 8th, 2015

King of the One-Liner

Eric Christenson

Steven Wright brings the funny – one sentence at a time

Thu. Jan. 8th, 2015

Lazy Monk's New Home?

Eric Christenson, Andrea Paulseth

if all goes according to plan, the brewery will move into old Charlson building

Wed. Jan. 7th, 2015

Art from the Ashes

Eric Christenson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

the incendiary artwork of Eau Claire’s Eric Lee

Mon. Dec. 22nd, 2014

A Bangin' Xmas Weekend

Eric Christenson

huge, local-ish bookings at the House of Rock should cure your post-holiday blues

Thu. Dec. 11th, 2014

Michael Perry and the Long Beds Release Live Album

Eric Christenson

For their third album, Michael Perry and the Long Beds went live. The 23 tracks that fill Bootlegged at the Big Top were recorded under the big tent at the Big Top Chautauqua, up north in Bayfield, through which Perry hosts ...

The Daily Shakedown

Wed. Dec. 10th, 2014

Supermoon-inspired S. Carey EP to release in February

Eric Christenson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

During last August's supermoon – the astronomical phenomenon where every dozen or so full moons is extra big – most people took to their telescopes to see it, their backyards to revel in it, or their social media feeds to not shut up about it ...

Tue. Nov. 25th, 2014

Two Nights In Taxi Town

Eric Christenson

Love Taxi throws it in gear for two-night Mousetrap gig

Tue. Nov. 25th, 2014

Off the Top

Eric Christenson, photos by Anna Mateffy

Improv Fest organizers ‘Yes, and...’ their way to bigger and better festival

Thu. Nov. 13th, 2014

Love Letter Songs

Eric Christenson

We Are The Willows latest inspired by grandparents’ WWII-era correspondence

Mon. Nov. 3rd, 2014

Ugly Muggin’

Janae Breunig, Eric Christenson, Tom Giffey, Tyler Griggs, Serena Wagner, photos by Serena Wagner

We scoured Valley thrift and antique stores for the cheesiest and weirdest coffee mugs around.

Fri. Oct. 31st, 2014

Space On the Screen

Eric Christenson

CF Micon gets sneak peak of Nolan flick on 35mm

Thu. Oct. 30th, 2014

Four Friends Finding Folk

Eric Christenson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Them Coulee Boys release homegrown debut album

Thu. Oct. 30th, 2014

Musicians Band Together for Wildlife Fundraiser

Eric Christenson

Musicians like Howard “Guitar” Luedtke, Gordy Bischoff, and the Larry Heagle band are all coming together in the spirit of wildlife conservation for the biannual Chippewa Valley Musicians Fundraiser for Wildlife Rehabilitation Nov. 2 ...

Thu. Oct. 30th, 2014

Chigliak Preps 12 Rods Vinyl Reissue

Eric Christenson

12 Rods were a pop group from Minneapolis who called it quits after their last album, Lost Time, which was released – as coincidence would have it – 12 years ago. Now with the help of Justin Vernon’s “lost art” record-revival label ...

Thu. Oct. 30th, 2014

Coworking Collaboration

Eric Christenson

UW-Eau Claire partners with WorkSpace to give entrepreneurship students a taste of coworking

Fri. Oct. 17th, 2014

Learning About Your Money

Eric Christenson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Western Dairyland financial literacy specialist Adrian Klenz on the Valley's need for financial educational

Thu. Oct. 16th, 2014

Building a Brewing Building

Eric Christenson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

experimental brewery finds temporary West Bank home

Thu. Oct. 16th, 2014

Wisconsin Film Festival Accepting Submissions

Eric Christenson

Got a film with Wisconsin ties that’s so good you can taste it, but you haven’t really shown it to anybody? Here’s an opportunity. The Wisconsin Film Festival is now officially accepting submissions for next spring’s fest in Madison ...

Wed. Oct. 15th, 2014

The Next Big Fest?

Eric Christenson

Vernon-headed music and arts festival seeks approval to use Country Jam grounds

Thu. Sep. 18th, 2014

Eau Queer Gears Up for Fifth Film Festival at UWEC

Eric Christenson

The Eau Queer Film Festival is an especially unique chance to bring LGBT films to the Chippewa Valley every fall at UW-Eau Claire, and it almost didn’t happen. “It’s just the fifth year,” said Jerrika Christianson, the fesitval’s director ...

Wed. Sep. 17th, 2014

Lyrical Locale

Tyler Griggs, Eric Christenson, Paul Brandt

local bands shout out their ’hoods through the magic of song

Wed. Sep. 17th, 2014

Power Chords

Eric Christenson, photos by Eric Christenson

multi-tasking drummer takes solo, electronic plunge as White Dune

Wed. Sep. 3rd, 2014

A Quick, Ambient Turnaround for New Hounds Before Lions EP

Eric Christenson

Hounds Before Lions used to be fairly buttoned-up, writing achingly charming indie rock songs, but I don’t know what happened. With previous releases, you’d hear drums and bass and rock convention in a sweet little package. But now with their ...

Wed. Sep. 3rd, 2014

Art that Moves

Eric Christenson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

art show explores movement and energy via watercolor

Tue. Aug. 19th, 2014

A Fine Bridge to Dinner

Eric Christenson

Have you ever been sitting at home at the dinner table eating and thought to yourself, “I should be on a bridge right now.” Dreams do come true! Sponsored by Downtown Eau Claire, Inc., enjoy a three-course dinner while over a public bridge ...

Tue. Aug. 19th, 2014

Animation Donation

Eric Christenson

Pixar – yeah, that Pixar ­– gives software to UW-Stout

Tue. Aug. 19th, 2014

Adelyn Rose Strikes Off on Tour, Exclusive EP in Hand

Eric Christenson, photos by Luong Huynh

Don’t think of it as a test run, but folk-rockers Adelyn Rose are just getting back from a three-week East Coast tour (with pals Softly, Dear) where they’ve been pedaling a secret little EP, exclusively available at live shows. Titled Summering ...

Tue. Aug. 5th, 2014

Ten Years of Funny Finds

Eric Christenson

Found Footage Festival celebrates a decade of long-lost VHS gold

Tue. Jul. 22nd, 2014

Energy From the Earth

Eric Christenson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

a newly popular way to keep the lights on can also keep our plants growing

Tue. Jul. 22nd, 2014

Lasers, Anyone?

Eric Christenson

Action City preps brand new heist-movie-style laser maze

Tue. Jul. 22nd, 2014

Eau Claire Bands Bound for Rock County Folk Symposium

Eric Christenson

Starting in 2010, the Rock County Folk Symposium used to be sort of a private thing. The Janesville arts and music festival used to cater to friends and such pretty exclusively. But this year, the organizers pushed to sell around 250 tickets ...

Tue. Jul. 8th, 2014

Who Even Needs Him?

Eric Christenson

UW-Stout student strives for single empowerment

Tue. Jul. 8th, 2014

A Dad and the Undead

Eric Christenson

self-published author deals with fatherhood via zombies

Tue. Jun. 24th, 2014

Sayth Ain't So

Eric Christenson, photos by Jesse Johnson

hard-working art rapper set to make a statement

The Daily Shakedown

Tue. Feb. 26th, 2013

Introducing the Arco Sessions

Eric Christenson

Music students, musicians, photographers, videographers and sound guys all meet for an hour or two in a studio to record. And then they part ways. That’s idea behind The Arco Sessions, a super-collaboration headed up by Davy Sumner ...

Thu. Nov. 15th, 2012

Making It Up

Eric Christenson, photos by Andrea Paulseth, Zach Oliphant

a rise in improv from all directions has formed a true, homegrown scene in the Chippewa Valley

Wed. Sep. 5th, 2012

Field Work

Eric Christenson

Chris Porterfield’s new band Field Report tours with the big wigs

Tue. Jul. 24th, 2012

Do You Need Kickstarter?

Eric Christenson, Michelle Enger, photos by Andrea Paulseth

local bands look to crowdsourced funding