Eric Christenson

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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

The Daily Shakedown

Mon. Jul. 9th, 2012

Does your band need Kickstarter?

Eric Christenson

Using Kickstarter.com to fund an art project is as risky as it is beneficial, that should be said first. Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing funding platform that hosts donations for independently designed projects (from weird inventions to homemade ...

Tue. Jun. 12th, 2012

Daredevil Rides Again

Eric Christenson

The Daredevil Christopher Wright‘s long-awaited album arrives

Tue. May. 15th, 2012

UW-Eau Claire Professor Wins Nonfiction Award

Eric Christenson

UW-Eau Claire creative writing professor BJ Hollars has always admired Ray Bradbury and has worked with the Farenheit 451 author. But now, Hollars will join the likes of Bradbury and Kurt Vonnegut as a winner of the Society of Midland Authors’ ...

Tue. May. 15th, 2012

Westbound

Eric Christenson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

local folkster Kalispell releases first full length

Mon. Mar. 5th, 2012

Talkin’ Taverns

Trevor Kupfer, Lindsey Quinnies, Ben Rueter, Thom Fountain, Eric Christenson, Jodie Arnold, Pooky McPookums, Chelsey Rueth, Trevor Peterson, Leah Dunbar

assessing the socialization potential of several Valley bars

Tue. Dec. 6th, 2011

An Earful of Weed

Eric Christenson

the sonic creations of an Eau Claire export

Mon. Jul. 18th, 2011

Take the Heart Pills

Eric Christenson, photos by Frank H. Robinson

“skuzzy junkyard blues” quartet set to release debut LP

Thu. Jun. 9th, 2011

Pedals Plus

Eric Christenson, photos by Brian Buell

local music scene veteran opens own music shop