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Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009

The Daredevil Christopher Wright w/ Juniper Tar

Tonight @ Y-Not III, 8 p.m.

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We’ll admit it stings. While Milwaukee’s deserving scene sat off the radar last year, tiny, tiny Eau Claire scored one of the year’s hottest breakthrough acts, Bon Iver. Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon has done his part to keep his city in the spotlight, trumpeting it in the press and also bolstering a young indie-rock outfit called The Daredevil Christopher Wright, mixing their upcoming debut full-length. The group’s bombastically orchestrated baroque folk invites immediate comparisons to The Decemberists, though perhaps Page France comparisons are more apt—not only because Christopher Wright evokes a similar vulnerability, but also because their songs are so saturated in Christian scripture and folklore that they make Sufjan Stevens look agnostic by comparison.

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