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Springfest at UW-Eau Claire to Feature Variety of Performers

RELEASED: April 25, 2008

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's Springfest — the annual campus celebration of music and spring — will feature a variety of performers.

Soap
Trapper Schoepp Band
Soap (top photo) and the Trapper Schoepp Band (above) will be performing during Springfest.

The free festival will run from noon-1 p.m. May 5-9 on the Central Campus Mall (rain site: The Cabin of Davies Center). A variety of grilled lunch items will be sold during the shows.

  • May 5: Soap. From Chicago and currently living in Minneapolis, Soap is an experimental rock fusion jam band whose clean sound has refreshed thousands throughout the country. Its four musicians create a hybrid of rock, jazz, bluegrass, blues and funk combined with stunning solos accompanied by ambitious melodies and harmonies. "Lather" is Soap's second full-length CD release.
  • May 6: Snifter. An experimental-psych-pop trio from Eau Claire, Snifter creates music that can drift from catchy melodic pop tunes into improvisational noise, rhythmic loops, basement-rock and back again.
  • May 7: The Bright Life Soundtrack. Acoustic folk-rock performer Kevin Castillo of Menasha takes his audience on a journey through life and love wrapped in the clever guise of catchy, energetic pop songs and carefully-chosen lyrics.
  • May 8: Trapper Schoepp Band. A refreshing display of aspiring young talent, The Trapper Schoepp Band from Milwaukee and Ellsworth is characterized by an acoustic guitar-driven sound supported by smooth bass, beating drums, tasteful keyboards, touches of violin and a dancing guitar. Influenced by bands such as Wilco and Radiohead, it takes its direction from the reflecting lyrics and tenor voice of Trapper Schoepp.
  • May 9: Ada Jane. Formerly the Matt Marka Band, this Minneapolis rock group delivers a varied sound style that ranges from moody dirges similar to the darker moments of Wilco or Bruce Springsteen, to rollicking rock that's been compared to Husker Du.

A campus tradition since 1986, Springfest is sponsored by the University Activities Commission of the Student Senate.

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