James Vincent McMorrow and Juniper Tar
Tonight @ Turner Hall Ballroom, 7 p.m.
Aug. 7, 2012
Irish singer-songwriter James Vincent McMorrow's intimate folk-rock would have drawn comparisons to For Emma, Forever Ago-era Bon Iver even if McMorrow hadn't recorded his 2010 debut full-length, Early in the Morning, in a similarly secluded fashion as Justin Vernon's Bon Iver breakthrough. McMorrow's achingly pretty album has slowly found a wider audience outside of his native Ireland since receiving a wider release last year. He'll share this bill with the Milwaukee folk-rock quintet Juniper Tar, which played up their dazzling guitar interplay on this year's Since Before, the group's most rock-minded record yet.