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Eaux Claires Day Two

Since it first began three years ago, Eaux Claires has staked its reputation on collaboration. It wasn’t just going to be a festival where Bon Iver performed for the first time in years—which, admittedly, was a…

Eaux Claires Day One

Half the fun of Eaux Claires—the festival co-curated by Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and The National’s Aaron Dessner in Eau Claire, Wisconsin—is the surprises that pop up throughout each day. In addition to a…

Blue Ox Festival: Day Three

The festival’s hottest day—and its last—also featured strong winds that threatened to pause events, but Blue Ox has experienced worse weather in the past, and attendees weren’t phased by tents flipping over, hats blowing…

Blue Ox Festival: Day Two

Blue Ox Music Festival’s second day brought a full schedule. On an afternoon with a lot to offer from the main stage, the smaller side stage ended up delivering more compelling performances. Hometown trio…

Blue Ox Festival: Day One

Blue Ox Music Festival in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, started off small in size but not in spirit yesterday. Now in its third year, the predominantly bluegrass festival (with roots, old time, Americana, and other…

The 10 Best Moments from Eaux Claires 2016

Originally published with Live Nation TV on August 15, 2016. Eaux Claires issued a clarion call to #ReturntotheRiver this past weekend (August 12-13). Despite only being two years old, the festival co-curated by Bon…

‘Another Period’ Misses Its Matriarch

Originally published with Paste on August 5, 2016. Besides spoofing reality TV and all the thirsty celebrities that go with it, Another Period operates on the upstairs/downstairs trope found in many a period drama. If…