Wednesday, August 10 2011
Chicago mainstay Rob Mazurek's new trio is guided by heavy drums and vibes that fill in the missing space.
Sunday, November 21 2010
It's not every day that a group this large can sound this unified and great.
Monday, July 12 2010
Ice Ice Gravy is a sampling of all things Tortoise in 13 minutes.
Monday, February 22 2010
The only complaint about a near perfect show is that the big sounds of Tortoise were criminally underserved in the confines of a medium sized rock venue like Lee’s Palace. Words by Jacqueline Howell, Pictures by Dave MacIntyre.
Monday, September 28 2009
Tuesday, August 18 2009
Mazurek's latest Delmark release is a complete and well-sequenced work that's as simultaneously beautiful and challenging as anything in the cornetist's discography.
Monday, June 22 2009
Tortoise's first album in five years denies us a cinematic arc, replacing it with a feeling of now that runs through the album, making each new sound on the album both utterly surprising and inevitable.
Monday, January 26 2009
A busload of Chicago's best and brightest independent musicians storm the nation's capital on the eve of the Presidential inauguration and a former Chicagoan turned Washingtonian discovers that maybe you can transport the spirit of the Windy City -- if only for one night.