Passionately Lyrical Story Songs

On July 9, Wisconsin-based indie roots band Field Report will perform their passionately lyrical music at Door Community Auditorium. Rolling Stone says that Field Report creates “enchanting, evocative story songs.”

Field Report is based around Chris Porterfield, a Milwaukee-based guitarist, singer, and songwriter – in fact, the name “Field Report” is an anagram of “Porterfield.” The Milwaukee-based Porterfield cut his musical teeth with DeYarmond Edison (a collaboration with Bon Iver and Megafaun). Since that group disbanded, Porterfield has performed his crafty, poignant story songs with Field Report, who are currently touring the country in support of their new album, Marigolden.

At DCA, Field Report will perform as a trio. Frontman Porterfield will join Thomas Wincek and Shane Leonard to elicit a complex but direct sound that Nylon calls “pure stripped-down gorgeousness.”

Field Report’s performance is made possible by several sponsors, including presenting sponsor The Peninsula Pulse. Major sponsors are Blue Horse Beach Café and Parkwood Lodge, and the supporting sponsors are Ecology Sports and Base Camp Coffee, Maxwelton Braes, and Tapuat Kombucha.

Field Report takes the stage at 8 pm. Tickets range from $16 to $28. Advance reservations are recommended and can be made through the DCA box office, located at 3926 Highway 42 in Fish Creek. The box office is open Monday through Friday, 12 – 5 pm. Tickets can be purchased in person, by calling 920.868.2728, or visiting