Formerly the one dude from Eau Claire's DeYarmond Edison not to go on to a critically acclaimed music career, Chris Porterfield is playing catch-up to the boys of Megafuan and Bon Iver head honcho Justin Vernon with the release of his own solid high-and-lonesome folk-rock recording as Field Report. Now a resident of Milwaukee, Porterfield decamped back to Eau Claire and old friend Vernon's April Base studios to record Field Report's self-titled debut alongside ace producer Paul Kolderie (Wilco, Radiohead). While the album is occasionally a little too slow-paced and honeyed for its own good, those enamored of Deer Tick and Dawes in their quieter moments will find plenty of similarly '70s-inspired folk-rock goodness and warm harmony vocals on display. With Old Earth, the Farewell Circuit.
Fri., Nov. 16, 8 p.m., 2012