Order Up: Double Cheddar Burgers, Longstanding Rivalries, and Wisconsin Built's Rest Less

Order Up: Double Cheddar Burgers, Longstanding Rivalries, and Wisconsin Built’s Rest Less

We sit down with the boys of Wisconsin Built to talk cheeseburgers, baseball, and their new release, Rest Less.
WUEC Local Showcase Concert

WUEC Local Showcase Concert

Saturday night’s production - a refreshingly thoughtful and unpretentious production at UWEC's Council Fire Room featuring Kalispell, Adelyn Rose, Zoo Animal, and The Daredevil Christopher Wright - marks another resounding success for WUEC and the local music scene.
Poliça, Marijuana Deathsquads @ House of Rock

Poliça, Marijuana Deathsquads @ House of Rock

Minneapolis' ultra-hyped Poliça, supported by Marijuana Deathsquads, played Eau Claire's House of Rock on January 11th, filling the tiny venue to capacity with fans eager to check out the next big thing.
Bon Iver packs Zorn Arena for two sold-out homecoming shows

Bon Iver packs Zorn Arena for two sold-out homecoming shows

It’s been nearly three years since local-favorites-turned-Grammy-nominees Bon Iver have played a show in their hometown of Eau Claire, but on December 12th and 13th, the band took to UW-Eau Claire’s Zorn Arena for two sold-out shows.
Collections of Colonies of Bees, The Ronald Raygun @ House of Rock

Collections of Colonies of Bees, The Ronald Raygun @ House of Rock

Friday at the House of Rock was of few words. There wasn’t much in the way of stage banter, The Ronald Raygun set was lyrically sparse (fewer of these were clearly decipherable) and COCB featured no vocals at all. But despite the lack of words there was plenty being said....
Scott Morfitt on Local Independence, Eau Claire's music scene

Scott Morfitt on Local Independence, Eau Claire’s music scene

PeerValidated sat down with our friend and brother-in-arms Scott Morfitt, who highlights many of the same artists seen here on PV via his radio show, Local Indepedence.
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The Frenettes - Battle of the Network Stars EP

The Frenettes – Battle of the Network Stars EP

Local Ménage à quatre supergroup, The Frenettes, releases new EP contemplating love, life, and the immortal television star über-crush.
DCW's Jason talks to Kalispell's Shane (Kalispell CD Release May 17)

DCW’s Jason talks to Kalispell’s Shane (Kalispell CD Release May 17)

The details are a little bit fuzzy, but at some point, someplace, for some reason, Shane Leonard of Kalispell talked to The Daredevil Christopher Wright's Jason Sunde. It was somehow recorded and then put onto the world wide web via DCW's Web site.
Stream S. Carey's Hoyas EP

Stream S. Carey’s Hoyas EP

Stereogum is streaming S. Carey's new EP, Hoyas, right now. For you people who don't know what that means -- you can actually listen to the whole thing. It's like a listening party, but you're all alone in your bedroom. Like always.
Chromatics - Kill For Love

Chromatics – Kill For Love

Chromatics started in Portland a long time ago and had a noisy lo-fi punk sound. Then it ended. Then it came back with a hipper new-wave blend of rock and pop. Now it's better than it was before. Kill For Love, the album, is a bit of a roller coaster, running through loops of excited...
Providing the Thrills: Revival Records Celebrates 5th Annual Record Store Day

Providing the Thrills: Revival Records Celebrates 5th Annual Record Store Day

As we march forward into the depths of the modern age, we leave behind experiences that defined our predecessors. Each new generation finds new ways to replace human with machine. Consequently, the evolution of sophisticated technology has shaped the evolution of music listening.
Order Up: Double Cheddar Burgers, Longstanding Rivalries, and Wisconsin Built's Rest Less

Order Up: Double Cheddar Burgers, Longstanding Rivalries, and Wisconsin Built’s Rest Less

We sit down with the boys of Wisconsin Built to talk cheeseburgers, baseball, and their new release, Rest Less.
Utah Salt and Dirt Deposit - Unwanted Dogs

Utah Salt and Dirt Deposit – Unwanted Dogs

Utah Salt and Dirt Deposit is the pseudonym used by PeerValidated's Andy Plank for his musical endeavors. Unwanted Dogs -- originally written for a friend -- is one of two tracks providing the soundtrack to an upcoming play called The Chalky White Substance.
Adelyn Rose - Never Get Tired

Adelyn Rose – Never Get Tired

“Never Get Tired” is a centerpiece of the album, and not just because it’s catchy and located snugly within the record’s midsection. The song also bears within its lyrics the album’s name sake.
Perfume Genius - All Waters

Perfume Genius – All Waters

As the title suggests “All Waters” uses elemental imagery to construct a hopeful, heartfelt vision of the future where love is accepted in all its genuine forms. The vision is palpable despite appearing, for the moment at least, an unattainable reality.
Pop. 1280 - The Horror

Pop. 1280 – The Horror

It may be that we can’t actually will sea monsters and the like into existence, but Pop. 1280’s The Horror is a product of the same kind of twisted imagination that wishes that we could.
Adelyn Rose Album Release @ House of Rock

Adelyn Rose Album Release @ House of Rock

Photographs from the March 9th, 2012 CD Release show for Adelyn Rose's first full-length Mezzanine. Playing in support was Wisconsin Built and Seymore Saves the World.
Halloween, Alaska @ The Cabin

Halloween, Alaska @ The Cabin

Photos from Halloween, Alaska's March 2nd show at The Cabin in Eau Claire. They recently released Fake Mistakes: Remixes (which features a remix S. Carey, among others) is available at a pay-what-you-want price until March 13th at the Amble Down's online store.
Jaime Hansen introduces The Island of Dr. Lee

Jaime Hansen introduces The Island of Dr. Lee

Jaime Hansen has been active in the Eau Claire musical community for several years. Often his contributions have occurred behind the scenes - he's engineered and mixed for a number of prominent artists in the area, including work on the much beloved Amateur Love's only official release It's All Aquatic. More recently we've...
David Osborn of The Small Cities on With Fire

David Osborn of The Small Cities on With Fire

  The Small Cities’ new album With Fire is due to drop on March 3 and if you can make the release show (@ the Amsterdam Bar and Hall in St. Paul on the same date) you’ll be treated to appearances by Zoo Animal and No Bird Sing as well.  In the following interview, drummer/vocalist David...
WUEC Local Showcase Concert

WUEC Local Showcase Concert

Saturday night’s production - a refreshingly thoughtful and unpretentious production at UWEC's Council Fire Room featuring Kalispell, Adelyn Rose, Zoo Animal, and The Daredevil Christopher Wright - marks another resounding success for WUEC and the local music scene.