The Spectator

The Wars of 1812 to play last shows at Cabin before dissolution

October 7, 2009

The Wars of 1812 formed in 2006, recording their debut album Status Quo Ante Bellum in a DePere, Wisc., basement before they ever played a live show. Almost three years later, they are ending as they began, with a new album awaiting...

In Review: Southland Tales

October 7, 2009

Anyone looking to find evidence that the sophomore slump exists need look no further than Richard Kelly's second film, "Southland Tales." It took Kelly five years before he finally made a follow up to his near-flawless cult classic...

Loud and local

September 30, 2009

Just a bit of advice for the Cabin staff: move the tables and find some earplugs. In easily the most raucous show The Cabin (and possibly the university as a whole) will see in quite some time, as area art-rockers Laarks and noise...

Cranes & Crows, The Cloud Hymn to take stage Saturday

September 30, 2009

The weekend of Oct. 3 brings UW-Eau Claire students an opportunity to see two local bands, Cranes & Crows and The Cloud Hymn, at the Cabin. These two bands are examples of the interconnectedness and partnership similar to much...

In Review: The Class

September 30, 2009

At the 2008 Cannes Film Festival, a low-budget French film about the inner-workings of a middle school located in inner city Paris made a surprisingly huge splash. That movie, "The Class," ended up winning the Palme d'Or, something...

Messersmith rocks The Cabin over weekend

September 30, 2009

David TaintorWith his classic Buddy Holly glasses, Twilight Zone T-shirt, and pair of blue Chucks, Jeremy Messersmith could be classified as a dork. Don't worry, he won't be offended; that's how he described himself. But once he w...

New local band performs first show Saturday

September 30, 2009

"Music is the art of thinking with sounds," Jules Cambarieu once said and that statement seems appropriate when applied to the up-and-coming band Passing Shadows. The band, made up of senior Jeremy Carlson (drums), senior Matt...

Tennessee Williams play set for Oct. 8 debut

September 30, 2009

The famous American melodrama, "The Glass Menagerie," will finally make its debut at the Kjer Theatre on Oct. 8. The play, set in 1930s St. Louis, is structured around the intensely poignant memories of the duel narrator and character,...

Farms performance at The Cabin impressive

September 30, 2009

Not every great band in Eau Claire needs a banjo (though so far, minor facial hair is still in the equation). Farms played an impressive and surprisingly fitting show at the Cabin Friday night, melding ambient soundscapes with...

Clinton Miller mesmerizes with vocals, guitar technique

September 23, 2009

Kevin GisiIn the dim candlelight of The Cabin, Clinton Miller wasted no time with lengthy introductions. After thanking the audience for the opportunity to perform again, he launched into a complex sequence on the acoustic g...

Dan Brown’s ‘The Lost Symbol’ thrills readers with centuries of legend, Masonic involvement in Washington D.C. creation

September 23, 2009

Spoiler Alert! For occultist fans of Dan Brown's adventure thrillers, his eagerly awaited "The Lost Symbol" proves to be a devilish treat. Set in the nation's capital, Harvard's noted symbologist, Robert Langdon, is commissioned to inv...

Los Cenzontles

September 23, 2009

Kevin GisiThough Los Cenzontles translates to "The Mockingbirds" in English, this group does anything but mock. The band, which was formed nearly 20 years ago, is a distinctive blend of traditional Mexican music and more modern ...

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