La Crosse (Wisconsin)

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2014

    Inside the Persian Leaps' Divine Noise

    The Persian Leaps | 331 Club | Friday, September 12Building on their catchy 2013 debut EP, Praise Elephants, the Persian Leaps return with another collection of radio-ready tunes, Drive Drive Delay. The trio experienced some lineup changes in the interim, but that didn't derail their hook-laden, noi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2014

    10 Wisconsin beers worth the road trip

    Wisconsin beers are finally finding their way across the border, and that's good news for neighboring Midwestern states like Minnesota. Wisconsin's strong brewing traditions have helped it cultivate one of the most active and noteworthy craft brewing scenes in the nation. Whether you're on vacation, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2013

    Man tells friend "watch this," moons cops

    Joel Clements, a 27-year-old resident of La Crescent, Minnesota, was cited for disorderly conduct Saturday morning for taking a play out of Bart Simpson's playbook.SEE ALSO: Andrew Bishop, drunk Minnesotan, passes out on Wisconsin Capitol dome According to police, around 2:30 a.m., a "very intoxicat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2013

    Help save the Warehouse, LaCrosse's historic all-ages music venue

    Any successful music scene needs its share of all-ages venues and shows to inspire new generations of bands. Here in the Twin Cities, we know all too well the sting of losing beloved, highly revered all-ages clubs whose history and impact on the local music scene is sadly lost in the name of progres ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2013

    Vikings' "Love Boat" lives on as family-friendly Iowa cruise ship

    The Minnetonka Queen no longer features Fred Smoot and his double-headed dildo, but nearly eight years after the Vikings made it famous thanks to an infamous in-season outing on Lake Minnetonka, the vessel lives on as a cruise ship.SEE ALSO: "Love Boat" captain Smoot pissed his pants during DWI arre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2012

    Jennifer Livingston, La Crosse TV anchor, responds on air to man who called her obese [VIDEO]

    Jennifer Livingston, a TV anchor/reporter for the CBS affiliate in La Crosse, Wisconsin, is comfortable in her own skin. But an infrequent male viewer of her morning show is uncomfortable about her skin and what's directly underneath it.SEE ALSO:-- MN Blue Cross' new anti-obesity ads spark controver ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2012

    We Are the Willows tour diary, Vol. 22

    Related:We Are the Willows tour diary Vol. 21Tour Diary archiveMy name is Peter and I write and play tunes under the name We Are the Willows. What follows are some thoughts and stories about being on the road playing music. Since returning home from my three-month-long tour last summer, I've manag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    Redbox: Wisconsin is the most romantic state

    ​Move over Honolulu, see you later San Francisco -- if you're looking for romance, the place to be is La Crosse, Wisconsin. And if that doesn't work for you, go to Green Bay.Or so say the folks at Redbox. The movie rental company recently compiled a list of the Top 10 Most Romantic Cities in the c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2011

    Black Box Revelation with Machine 22 at the Entry, 11/14/11

    Photos by Mike MinehartMachine 22​Black Box Revelation with Machine 22, Porcupine and DetourNovember 14, 20117th St. Entry, MinneapolisI arrived during of Porcupines from LaCrosse, Wisconsin, one of my favorite bands I've recently discovered. One of my favorite songs, "Rooftops" from their 7" spli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    We Are the Willows tour diary, Vol. 14

    ​Chicago deep dish pizza!!!!!!  That's basically all my brain had been able to think about for about two weeks before I played in Chicago.  I got into town, and immediately found a place to get some.  I ate three pieces and then I almost exploded.

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2010

    Four Loko vs. Joose in a battle of the banned "blackout in a can"

    Which "blackout in a can" tastes better?​The media has been all abuzz this week over the safety of alcoholic energy drinks--particularly one called Four Loko, which contains 12 percent alcohol and as much caffeine as a cup of coffee. Michigan and Oklahoma have banned the beverages, as have sev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    We Are the Willows tour diary, Vol. 1

    ​Greetings and Salutations,My name is Peter Michael Miller.  I write music under the name We Are The Willows.  I released an album on an Eau Claire, WI record label called Amble Down Records last November.  Since then I'd been doing small tours and had been working full time for Twi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2009

    MOSES Organic Farming Conference: save the date

    The nation's biggest organic farming conference takes place in Wisconsin--take that, Berkeley!

  • Music

    October 21, 2009

    Aquarelle nails dreamy sweet-spot electro

    Ryan Potts experiments with translating experience and memory to music

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2008

    Halloween Show Planner 2008

    halloween1.jpgNeed somewhere to show off that Betty Boop costume? Here's a list of the best shows happening Friday night.

  • News

    August 1, 2007

    Teenage Riot

    For a new all-ages scene, rock & roll can't wait

  • News

    September 22, 2004

    Choose and Lose

    How I got my kid into a decent public school and learned that "choice" is not all it's made out to be

  • News

    May 12, 2004

    Nuke 'Em!

    Xcel energy spearheads a high-stakes plan to store nuclear waste on a tiny, dirt-poor Indian reservation in the Utah desert

  • Music

    October 30, 2002

    Song of Pet Rapists

    Cal Hopkins Amish Armada hold forth on the evils of modern music and technology

  • Books

    August 14, 2002

    Fish in the Face

    Asian carp threaten the Mississippi's ecosystem and unsuspecting boaters

  • News

    June 10, 1998

    The Phantom of the Movie House

    Jack Liebenberg's forgotten legacy.