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Zachary Oliphant


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Winter After Hours returns!

Mike Paulus, photos by Zachary Oliphant

You know, a lot of people around here are complaining right now. About the cold. About the snow. About the way their nostril hairs freeze as soon as they step outside. It’s almost as if they’re mad at Wisconsin for ... being Wisconsin. We’re not ...

UW-Eau Claire's finest jazz

photos by Zachary Oliphant

On Friday, December 2, UWEC's top shelf jazz band (Jazz 1) took to the stage in the Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center. And the jazz, just flowed, baby. The UW-Eau Claire Jazz Studies Area boasts five big bands and 20 combos.

UWEC's Madrigal Dinner 2011

photos by Zachary Oliphant

On Friday and Saturday (Dec. 2 and 3), UW-Eau Claire Chamber Choir members threw on some Renaissance period costumes the perform music from the madrigal tradition as well as songs of the holiday season, whilst patrons feasted in the Davies Center.

Hunter Gatherers 2011 (BareBones Ensemble Theatre)

photos by Zachary Oliphant

From Nov. 17-19, BareBones Ensemble Theatre re-staged Peter Sinn Nachtrieb’s Hunter Gatherers (this time at The Grand Theatre) – a play about a dinner date gone awry ...

Snowy Photo is Cool

photos by Zachary Oliphant

Just a cool photo snapped by V1 contributor Zach Oliphant during last weekend's snow dusting.

CV Roller Girls "Juke, Check, Salute"

photos by Zachary Oliphant

Your local flat track roller derby team, the Chippewa Valley Roller Girls, squared off against the Fergus Falls Roller Girls (Fergus Falls, Minn.) on Saturday, Nov. 12 at the Eau Claire Expo Center. The event was dubbed the "Juke, Check, Salute" ...

Found Footage Festival vs. Found Magazine

photos by Zachary Oliphant, Nick Meyer

On Saturday, November 12, the Found Footage Festival returned to the Downtown Cinema in downtown Eau Claire, but this year the brought alone Found Magazine for a Found vs. Found battle royale, pitting FFF's nutty obscure video footage against ...

Building the Whale House

experimental electro-rock band sports new lineup, EP

Lindsey Matysik, photos by Zachary Oliphant

Local experimental indie rock band Whale House is back with a brand new drummer and a renewed vigor. The band, comprised of original members Clayton Brice and Caleb Price, acquired Bryant Bohachek after months of waiting.

Locally Made

new indie pop band Wisconsin Built

photos by Zachary Oliphant

Oh to be a young band, playing a Monday night gig at an intimate community theater to an audience of the other bands on the bill, the band members' girlfriends, and at least one set of parents.

Tasty Home Invasion

two local chefs will bring the gourmet eats to you

Cheri Dostal, photos by ContributedPhoto , Zachary Oliphant

CJ Long has lived in Eau Claire for three years operating Chef 4 A Nite, his primary business stemming from in-home gourmet dinner parties. His specialty is Italian food, and he often surprises customers with his first impression ...

LISTEN: Do It Yourself Daisy

idiosyncratic duo delivers debut garage rock album

Andrew Patrie, photos by Zachary Oliphant

The album’s construction hearkens back to the days of vinyl, where sides A and B built up tension before release and resetting again. Each song is distinct from its predecessor, yet startlingly cohesive.

Meridene + Bro. Stephen

photos by Zachary Oliphant

On March 8, local rockers Meridene joined Bloomington, Indiana-based band Bro. Stephen at the Grand Little Theater.

Decadent Cabaret 2011, Saturday Night

photos by Zachary Oliphant

This photo set shows a few bands from Saturday night. Rumor has it, the 2011 installment of our very own mid-winter music festival – Decadent Cabaret – broke last year’s attendance record. Here’s the complete set list ...

Decadent Cabaret 2011, Friday Night

photos by Zachary Oliphant

Rumor has it, the 2011 installment of our very own mid-winter music festival – Decadent Cabaret – broke last year’s attendance record. This photo set shows a few bands from Friday night. Here’s the complete set list ...

Local Independence Showcase

photos by Zachary Oliphant

On Saturday, February 26, Locally-focused WPR music radio show Local Independence featured several great local bands at the brand new Oxford theatre: The Daredevil Christopher Wright, Laarks, Meridene, the Heart Pills, Small Cities and Wisconsin Buil

Backstage Concert Series (Feb. 2011): Laarks + Zoo Animal

photos by Zachary Oliphant

Minneapolis's Zoo Animal and local favorites Laarks took to the stage of State Theatre on Friday, Feb. 11. At the Backstage Concert Series, the bands, the audience, and the bar are all right on the State Theatre stage among the bricks, rigging ...