Tortoise Plays Tonight at The Mohawk
Last month, Chicago quintet Tortoise released their new album, Beacons of Ancestorship, eleven tracks of all new and original material marking their first full-length album in five years – their sixth full-length within their 20-year history. They’ve successfully stayed just out of reach of any singular genre label with a signature sound encompassing a vast array of styles and textures. Yet, for all the freestyle playing and infinite selection of rhythms, beats, melodies, time signatures, electronics and lo-fi modes, this is a band that’s solid and completely unified in its ultimate goal.
Tortoise’s live performances are phenomenal. You have the chance to see for yourself when they perform tonight at The Mohawk’s outdoor stage, 912 Red River. It’s an earlier show that starts at 8 p.m. If you wander inside The Mohawk afterward, you can catch a gig by the Joy Division cover band, Ian Curtis’ Birthday. And love will tear us apart. Again.