JFT Party Band at The Snout Saloon

 JFT Party Band at The Snout Saloon
Two bars and two bands this night in Chippewa Falls.  At the Snout Saloon, The JFT Party band.  They are a blues/classic rock band that never fails to draw a good crowd, all of them expecting a good time.  And two doors down a new band of young kids, Last Page with an energetic mix of both modern, and classic rock.  This cold snap we have been in this past two weeks couldn't keep us inside for a lineup like this and so we were out.

Frantic Antics warm up Every Buddys

Frantic Antics on stage at Every Buddys Bar & Grill

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I hadn't really planned on being out this cold, cold, night in Chippewa Falls.  The temperature had gone from thirty-seven degrees down to nine over the course of a couple of hours in the afternoon.  I get even more hermit like in the cold, and The Wife can't dress in the style in which she has become accustomed.  Therefore we tend to stay inside.  But my arms-length friend, Paul the barber, said I really needed to see Frantic Antics when I ran into him the night before.  I wouldn't trust him to cut my hair, but he has a pretty good handle on the local music scene. 

Made by Failure and Marked 4 Deletion

James Stage with Made By Failure
This night was the last night of warm weather in the forecast for a while, so it was a good night to get out on the town.  What made it even better was I was looking forward to the return of the band Made By Failure playing at Every Buddy's Bar & Grill.  The band is just returned from a bit of a hiatus.  There has been  a personal change and this is the first time I have seen them with the new lineup and I was looking forward to it.  Also playing was Wrapped in Glass, who I have not seen and sadly, still haven't.  We arrived after their set completed.  And, closing out the night a great surprise, in Marked 4 Deletion.  Heavy metal night in Chippewa Falls.

Looking Glass Down at James Sheeley House

Looking Glass Down at the Sheeley House
It was a quiet night when we initially arrived at The James Sheeley House in Chippewa Falls.  There were a few customers scattered around the bar.  The two man band on stage, Looking Glass Down were on their final couple of songs before taking a short break.  It was just the second time I had seen {Lucas Fischer} and {Tom Nutting} perform together.   I found myself even happier this time than last.  Seeing these guys is a great way to spend a night in the Chippewa Valley.


The Music Business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs.  There's also a negative side.

Hunter S. Thompson