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Jeff Parker: Slight Freedom

Guitarist Jeff Parker has now surpassed his previous solo albums and everything he ever did with Tortoise on his vinyl release Slight Freedom.

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Thrill Jockey's 20th Anniversary in Baltimore

The essential Chicago label throws itself a birthday bash in Baltimore, with a little help from Future Islands, Tortoise, Matmos, and others.

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Jeff Parker Trio: Bright Light in Winter

Jeff Parker makes his first new album in seven years, largely sounding the way he did nine years ago.

John Garratt
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Starlicker: Double Demon

Chicago mainstay Rob Mazurek's new trio is guided by heavy drums and vibes that fill in the missing space.

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Exploding Star Orchestra: Stars Have Shapes

It's not every day that a group this large can sound this unified and great.

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Tortoise: Ice Ice Gravy

Ice Ice Gravy is a sampling of all things Tortoise in 13 minutes.

Arnold Pan
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Tortoise: 18.February.2010 - Toronto

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.

Jacqueline Howell
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El Ten Eleven + Controlled Storms: 18.Nov.09 - Philadelphia

El Ten Eleven + Controlled Storms: 18 November 2009 - The Khyber, Philadelphia

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Tortoise: 4 October 2009 - Chicago

Post-rockers Tortoise played a rare in-store show at Reckless Records in Chicago on Sunday 4 October. The band released their sixth studio album Beacons of Ancestorship in June.

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Rob Mazurek Quintet: Sound Is

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.

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Tortoise: Beacons of Ancestorship

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.

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The Big Shoulders Ball: Celebrating the Inauguration, Chicago Style

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.


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