Who: Any band or songwriter who’s been on the road will tell you it’s not an easy journey. Performing is great, and making new fans is rewarding, but it’s rigorous, exhausting work with very little time to recuperate from the long hours. After releasing their 2012 self-titled debut album, Field Report literally spent the next couple of years on the road, which included support tours for major artists like Aimee Mann. Songwriter (and former Bon Iver bandmate) Chris Porterfield was overwhelmed by the endless pressure, paired with lack of rest and heavy drinking. Field Report’s second release, the lush and exquisitely detailed Marigold, weaves those experiences into an exploration of a deeper meaning behind “coming home.”
What: Field Report’s current tour in support of Marigold includes Porterfield doing a couple of solo performances.
When: See him tonight, opening for Toronto-based artist Bahamas. Doors open at 8 p.m.
Where: Stubb’s indoor venue, 801 Red River.
Why: Come early for Field Report, stay late for Bahamas. A double bill of excellence. Recommended.
– Photography by C.J. Foeckler.