The Nation’s Nightlife: Chicago, L.A. And Cleveland

On The Scene

Today’s survey of the nation’s nightlife sees Tortoise in Chicago, Parenthetical Girls in Cleveland, Alvin Risk in LA and free MP3s right here on your computer.

Tortoise

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.

@TRTS

℗ Tortoise
Parenthetical Girls

Parenthetical Girls

In Cleveland, Los Campesinos! are the headliners at the Beachland Ballrooom on Waterloo Road for an all ages gig with Parenthetical Girls.

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.

@pgrrrls

℗ Parenthetical Girls
Alvin Risk's Infinity

Alvin Risk's Infinity

LA is the last stop on our survey of tonight’s live music, the place where you’ll find Alvin Risk holding court.

Remixer Risk will be on the opening bill with KOAN Sound at Dim Mak Studios, the Hollywood Boulevard locale where producer of the hour, Skrillex, will be headlining the proceedings.

Here’s a taste of Risk called “Etheric Device.”

@alvinrisk

℗ Alvin Risk