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Greg Bauwens

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The Kings Are (Re)Born

bluesy Kingsnakes plan holiday revival show at The Plus

Lisa de Felice, photos by Greg Bauwens

The day after Christmas, instead of chucking the tree onto the front curb and tangling up all your holiday lights, why don’t you head down to Pizza Plus for some sweet tunes from The Kingsnakes and South Farwell? The Kingsnakes are ...

Trampled by Turtles @The State Theatre

photos by Greg Bauwens

On Saturday, March 22, Minnesota's Trampled by Turtles performed at the State Theater. Trampled by Turtles have six albums to their credit and a word-of-mouth reputation that draws legions of diehard fans to their must-see-to-believe live shows.

Get Gone

Letters From Earth unleashes new tracks

Dustin Hahn, photos by Greg Bauwens

Have you ever felt the need to fly through space, while rocking out and dancing to some of the most epic music you could get your hands on? Me neither. But Eau Claire band Letters From Earth would be the perfect music choice if you ...

Beacon of Sound

Beacon James brings eclectic approach to album

Dustin Hahn, photos by Greg Bauwens

Local band Beacon James just released their first full-length album, A Collection of American Short Stories (titled after one of their oldest songs). The band got together in 2007 in Chicago with a completely different group of people and a...

Beacon James (CD Release Show!)

photos by Greg Bauwens

Local folk'n roll band Beacon James has been on the scene for a few years now. Melodic lines and intricate harmonies, you'll have their original songs stuck in your head for days. They released their debut CD on Saturday, March 30 at the Acoustic Cafe in Eau Claire.

King Snakes + EC Blues All Stars Reunion + Revolver

photos by Greg Bauwens

Comprised of local music scene veterans, both the Kingsnakes and the Eau Claire Blues All Stars contain members of the area’s finest bands, both past and present. Each member of the ensemble is a master with his instrument. This reunion show ...

Jeremy Messersmith + Peter Wolf Crier

photos by Greg Bauwens

On Friday, December 14 UAC Concerts and Cabin Committees threw a Holiday Show with Jeremy Messersmith, Peter Wolf Crier, and Night Moves at the Ojibwe Ballroom in the New Davies Center at UWEC. Pictured are Jeremy Messersmith and Peter Wolf Crier.

Wicked Wine Weekend

photos by Greg Bauwens

The Coffee Grounds held their Wicked Wine Weekend tasting event on November 9 and 10.

Star Spangled Girl

newest Fanny Hill production tackles Neil Simon

Brett Bachman, photos by Greg Bauwens

“I guarantee they are going to love it.” These are the words of Don Hodgins, executive director of Fanny Hill’s dinner theater, referring to the upcoming show Star Spangled Girl, which begins on September 6 at Eau Claire’s premier destination ...

The Local Store Grand Opening/Open House

photos by Greg Bauwens, Nick Meyer

Saturday, July 28 saw the Grand Opening of Volume One's all-new Local Store – with more than triple the square footage, a new art gallery, and more. Guests were able to tour the entire Volume One World Headquarters. We had live music from ...

Art Exhibition: Reunion

photos by Greg Bauwens

On Saturday, July 21 there was a special exhibition celebrating 25 years of artistic friendship at Caradori Pottery including work from Allan Servoss, David Caradori, and Laurie Bieze.

The Art of Volume One: Opening Reception

photos by Greg Bauwens

On Thursday, June 21, the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library hosted an opening reception for their newest exhibition, which features the artwork used for selected covers of Volume One Magazine.

Hymn For Her

photos by Greg Bauwens

Hymn For Her played on Friday, June 8 at The Mousetrap. This raw-sounding and stripped-down group (with the stage names Wayne Waxing and Lucy Tight) shreds a blend of blues, rock, and punk all their own.

Little Legend + WI Built + Moro

photos by Greg Bauwens

On Saturday, May 26 Madison rockers Little Legend played at the House of Rock. Their style involves rock n’ roll with touches of blues, 1960s pop, and a few shots of Southern whiskey. Other bands included Moro and WI Built (not pictured).

Letters From Earth

local rockers embark on a recording adventure

Andrew Patrie, photos by Greg Bauwens

Despite the assertion of religious types to the contrary, the universe lacks a P.O. Box. Yet that hasn’t stopped us from motioning our missives to the moon and beyond as signals ...