Civil Twilight

It's not common to catch a band whose songs sound more fitting for stadium settings in a small venue like Neumos. On its 2009 self-titled debut, Civil Twilight, a trio from South Africa, found themselves dabbling in momentous anthems (“Anybody Out There”), How to Save a Life-era Fray-like piano rock (“Next to Me”) and slow-building theatrics (“Quiet in My Town”). Moreover, to hear Steven McKellar’s stunning vocal performance on “Letters from the Sky” bounce off the ceilings of domes or high-rising stadium walls would seem more appropriate, but for now, the intimate Neumos will certainly do. With A Silent Film, Ben Union. BRYDEN MCGRATH

Fri., March 11, 8 p.m., 2011

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