Tortoise Headline Tonight At Chicago's Empty Bottle
The Empty Bottle on Chi-Town’s Western Avenue hosts tonight’s solo show from hometown boys Tortoise. Built in the 80s by a pair who envisioned themselves a modern day Sly & Robbie, Tortoise’s 30 year history has seen them run roughshod over just about every genre known to listening man, from jazz to punk to krautrock.
“Prepare Your Coffin” is from Beacons of Ancestorship, their Thrill Jockey release from 2009.
The Girls are actually a girl and some boys who have been around the Portland area for some number of years with multi-instrumentalist Zac Pennington the one member of the band whose been there from the start.
This cut, ” A Song For Ellie Greenwich,” is from their disc, Entanglements.
LA is the last stop on our survey of tonight’s live music, the place where you’ll find Alvin Risk holding court.
Here’s a taste of Risk called “Etheric Device.”