In the post-Bon Iver blogosphere it's understandable if Twin Citians are sick of the Eau Claire music scene 90 miles west stealing our thunder. The Daredevil Christopher Wright, however, are no Johnny-come-lately to the suddenly buzzy EC scene, having honed their craft together since 2004. The sounds conjured up on their sophomore album, The Nature of Things, prove more than worthy of worldwide attention. Moving away from the hustle and bustle of their epic-leaning 2009 debut, In Deference to a Broken Back, The Nature of Things finds the classically trained trio of brothers/multi-instrumentalists Jason and Jon Sunde and percussionist Jesse Edgington scaling back their instrumentation, but still incorporating plenty of layered vocal harmonies. With beautifully sung and tightly arranged folk-rock now one of the prime commercial forces in indie rock thanks to — you guessed it — Bon Iver, don't be surprised if these daredevils make the leap from pride of Eau Claire to national renown. With John Mark Nelson, Plume Knight.
Fri., Jan. 25, 8 p.m., 2013