Tortoise / Magas / DJ Ryan Weinstein
Sunday, Jul 14, 2013 9:00 PM CDT
(8:30 PM Doors)
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
Chicago mainstays TORTOISE come out their shells for this very special, intimate performance at the Empty Bottle. Twenty-plus years after its founding, the band's signature and singularly inimitable sound - a fluid intersection of dub, dance, jazz, techno, rock and classical minimalism, with no part overwhelming or dominating the whole - remains an American and international institution. Calling the "post-rock" ensemble prolific is an understatement. Continually forging new sonic territory, the revered quintet have been at the forefront of musical innovation since the early 90s, and they are widely thought of as one of the most dynamic and enduring ensembles to have emerged in the Chicago rock landscape. MAGAS (aka James Marlon Magas) has been creating unconventional music since 1992, with avant rock bands COUCH and LAKE OF DRACULA, and since 1999, as solo electronic rocker, MAGAS. Known for wild, energetic performances, MAGAS's sound has leaned heavier and wilder as of late. Though his short-lived VIOLENT ARP BAND is no more, the long-running analog practicioner is continuing his electronic mindfuckery and returns to the Bottle to open tonight's West Fest weekend finale. DJ RYAN WEINSTEIN will be spinning the records you want to hear before, between and after the bands perform. Oh, what a night.
Tonight's drink special: Tiger Beer tallboys for $4