Thrill Jockey 20th Anniversary Party, Tortoise, The Sea and Cake, Man Forever

Thu Dec 20 2012

8:00 PM

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1035 N. Western Ave. Chicago, IL 60622

Free with RSVP

Ages 21+

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The RSVP closed at midnight last night. Your RSVP does not get you a +1, nor does RSVPing more than once.

These bands will be playing "weird sets for the hometown weirdos." It won't be your standard Tortoise or Sea and Cake show. Prepare accordingly. Complimentary beverages from Goose Island and Virtue Cider between 8pm and 9pm.

Chicago mainstays TORTOISE come out their shells for this very special performance to celebrate two-decade love affair with Thrill Jockey. Twenty 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 original. Calling the 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. Sharing TORTOISE drummer JOHN MCENTIRE, influential indie rock band THE SEA & CAKE has been a point of pride for Chicago for over twenty years now. Their light, jazz-influenced pop rock has marked them as a band that, according to The Onion, "loves its formula enough to tease it." Their latest efforts have the core elements of the utterly unique SEA & CAKE sound, while introducing a more experimental approach to the song's textures and structures and we can't wait to see how the album translates to the stage. JOHN COLPITS (aka KID MILLIONS) is a Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist, composer and writer who is perhaps best known as the drummer for ONEIDA. MAN FOREVER, his vehicle for exploring the outer limits of drum performance, was created to overwhelm, to investigate the nuances that bloom in the midst of repetitive music, and to act as a pure sound experience.

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  • Tortoise

    Pop

    Tortoise is a group that resists easy metaphors and analogies, who can be described as sounding like only themselves and no one else. Twenty 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 original.

  • The Sea and Cake

    The Sea and Cake

    Alternative Rock

    The Sea and Cake is a post-rock supergroup of sorts comprised of luminaries from the Chicago independent scene. The band is led by singer/guitarist Sam Prekop, who, along with bassist Eric Claridge, was an alumnus of the frequently brilliant Shrimp Boat. After that group's dissolution, Prekop and Claridge were offered the opportunity to embark on a new project and hastily recruited ex-Coctails guitarist Archer Prewitt and Tortoise drummer John McEntire before entering the studio. Originally intended as a one-off project, the musicians decided to continue performing together, and after selecting the name the Sea and Cake -- derived from McEntire's misinterpretation of the Gastr del Sol song "The C in Cake" -- they issued their eponymous 1994 debut, an enigmatic collection highlighting Prekop's stream-of-consciousness wordplay and singular fusion of pop, jazz, blue-eyed soul, and Krautrock styles. In 1995, the group returned with two more LPs, the intricate Nassau and the shimmering The Biz. After the release of The Fawn in 1997, the band took a break while both Prewitt and Prekop released solo albums. Finally, in 2000, the Sea and Cake released their fifth album, Oui. The band delivered their most elegant pop yet when One Bedroom appeared in 2003. Everybody followed four years later. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi

  • Man Forever

    Man Forever

    Alternative Rock

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Thrill Jockey 20th Anniversary Party featuring Tortoise / The Sea and Cake / Man Forever

Thu Dec 20 2012 8:00 PM

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Thrill Jockey 20th Anniversary Party, Tortoise, The Sea and Cake, Man Forever
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Free with RSVP Ages 21+

The RSVP closed at midnight last night. Your RSVP does not get you a +1, nor does RSVPing more than once.

These bands will be playing "weird sets for the hometown weirdos." It won't be your standard Tortoise or Sea and Cake show. Prepare accordingly. Complimentary beverages from Goose Island and Virtue Cider between 8pm and 9pm.

Chicago mainstays TORTOISE come out their shells for this very special performance to celebrate two-decade love affair with Thrill Jockey. Twenty 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 original. Calling the 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. Sharing TORTOISE drummer JOHN MCENTIRE, influential indie rock band THE SEA & CAKE has been a point of pride for Chicago for over twenty years now. Their light, jazz-influenced pop rock has marked them as a band that, according to The Onion, "loves its formula enough to tease it." Their latest efforts have the core elements of the utterly unique SEA & CAKE sound, while introducing a more experimental approach to the song's textures and structures and we can't wait to see how the album translates to the stage. JOHN COLPITS (aka KID MILLIONS) is a Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist, composer and writer who is perhaps best known as the drummer for ONEIDA. MAN FOREVER, his vehicle for exploring the outer limits of drum performance, was created to overwhelm, to investigate the nuances that bloom in the midst of repetitive music, and to act as a pure sound experience.