We Are The Willows is an orchestral indie-rock band based out of South Minneapolis led by Eau Claire native Peter Miller. Their most recent album is based on 350 letters written by Miller’s grandfather to his grandmother during WWII, and the album has received acclaim and kind words from PASTE Magazine and The Current. Picard emerged from Eau Claire’s hardcore scene as a space without boundaries for lead singer Jason Ulwelling to try something new. The end product is a tightly packed punch of indie rock that pushes at the walls of genre stereotypes and expectations. Local singer and songwriter Lizzy Diane writes introspective ghost rock laced with mystery, lost in ether. Elvessa is the evolution of the hauntingly beautiful songs on Lizzy Diane’s first full-length, Otherkin.
The big Halloween Show
picard will be playing with guests Vaudeville from Minneapolis and another band to be determined.
Join us for a day (and night) full of celebrating what makes the Midwest a great place to live and visit. 10 hours of live music, arts and crafts plus family activities through out the day! It all starts at noon on Saturday June 20th (the day before Father's Day!) and here's an exciting note: IT'S COMPLETELY FREE TO ATTEND. Band Line Up: Olive Sings Rachel Hanson (Music) Lizzy Diane Andy Nelson Music Luke Redfield Wolves at the Door Pony The Morning Kings picard Verskotzi For more information contact Ryan Quinn at email@example.com
Sounds Like: Bon Iver, Perfect Circle, Filter, Local Natives, Foo Fighters
Label: Barstow Records
Bio: Eau Claire based ethereal-rockers picard released their debut full length #1 in February 2014. It is a triumphant celebration/culmination of hard work (and unique vision) rooted in the hardscrabble Wisconsin winter of 2011/2012 when multi-instrumentalist Jason Ulwelling first conceived the projec...See Full Bio
“Style-wise, it’s hard to classify picard as anything more specific than “rock.” Some of their songs are edgy/harder. I can easily hear some grunge influence in several of the songs, as well as elements of epic rock story-telling (especially in “Ed”), like you might hear in classics like Queen or Led Zeppelin. Now, I’m not ready to draw too many comparisons between picard and hall of famers like them, but I truly appreciate what I have heard thus far from this band. There is this discontent, this longing for more, this longing for deep connection, for something better, something bigger. This theme is one of the reasons that I was drawn to this project.”