Best Of 2020: Behind the Scenes

Wed. Feb. 5th, 2020  |  V1 Staff

This fun, behind-the-scenes look at the results of 2020’s Best of the Chippewa Valley Reader Poll dives into trends, upsets, and dominations found within the 150,000+ votes cast by the community ...

Ambient Inks + Bon Iver + Sustainable Merch

Wed. Feb. 5th, 2020  |  Eric Christenson

A cool new mini-documentary hit the inter-webs this week from Bon Iver and their Eau Claire-based merch partner Ambient Inks. The video details some of the ways Ambient is making a dedicated push to create merch ethically and sustainably, starting with their line for Bon Iver’s latest record i,i ...

Blue Swans - On My Own

Mon. Jan. 13th, 2020

Official music video for "On My Own" by Blue Swans. Directed by Kyle Lehman | Director of Photography: Austin Scherzberg | Lighting by Alak Phillips | Written by Christina Swangim and Kyle Culver | Produced by Kyle Culver of Sprinter Studios | Mixed and Mastered by Justin Andersen

Hilarious Holly Jolly Holiday Special 2019

Tue. Nov. 26th, 2019  |  V1 Staff

It's the Hilarious Holly Jolly Holiday Special from Volume One & The Local Store! You'll see Santa Claus answering your questions, magical surprises, local fun, and special guests like Gabriel the dog! Happy Holidays from us and ours to you and yours!

WeTransfer Presents Bon Iver: Autumn

Wed. Jul. 31st, 2019

Check out a great mini-documentary about Bon Iver's upcoming tour and all that goes into taking their new music to the arena level – between the sound, the light, the band and more ...

On Ice with Kyle Lehman

Wed. May. 15th, 2019

A profile of photographer Kyle Lehman and a series that he has been working on for three years. (Shot on Super 8 film and digital formats.)

The Best Night 2019: Confetti Cannon Showdown

Tue. Feb. 12th, 2019  |  video by Joel Pearish

This year, The Best Night featured the Confetti Cannon Slo-Mo Video Booth of Fantastic Good Times (working title). We invited guests into the booth, and their shenanigans we displayed outside – in high definition – for all to enjoy. Here's a montage of the fun.

Saturday Morning Hullabaloo: Kids Concert Series

Tue. Jun. 19th, 2018  |  video by Joel Pearish

Presented by Chippewa Valley Family and Prevea Health, the Saturday Morning Hullabaloo is a kids concert series held monthly through the summer in downtown Eau Claire's Phoenix Park. Learn more and see the schedule at

Night Out 2018 Cover Shoot: Green Mill, Eau Claire

Mon. Apr. 16th, 2018  |  video by Joel Pearish

Our ALL-NEW 2018 Eat Scene & Night Out dining and bar guide is on stands now. Our annual booklet listing all 380+ eateries and 200+ taverns in the area has been redesigned and reorganized from cover to cover ...

The Best Night 2018

Fri. Feb. 16th, 2018  |  video by Joel Pearish

Here’s a quick look at The Best Night 2018 – a first-time event from Volume One to celebrate the Best of the Chippewa Valley Reader Poll results and all-new Chippewa Valley Vanguard awards. This sold-out cocktail party hosted 750 people ...

WATCH: S. Carey’s New Video for "More I See"

Thu. Feb. 15th, 2018

We’re just seven short days until the release of S. Carey’s glittering new record Hundred Acres, and now we’ve got our hands on a snowy new visual for the single “More I See,” which was directed by Brendan Lauer and shot locally in the wintery Chippewa Valley countryside ...

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