We made a plea for more paid shows at this magnificent venue, but free gigs like this kind of soften the blow.
Joel Berk (@pfcidb) was on hand to capture the magic of Tortoise on a late summer Thursday night. Here's what he has to say about the band's evolution this year:
Tortoise has gotten tighter and tighter as this year has worn on, and Jay Pritzker Pavilion in August was no exception. There was a decent amount of overlap with May’s Metro show, but switching up the order and the addition of “Salt the Skies” (my first of 2016!) made for a much more triumphant landing.
Really great set.
Stream Entire Set
1. The Catastrophist
2. High Class Slim Came Floatin’ In
3. Shake Hands With Danger
6. Yonder Blue
8. Hot Coffee
9. Monica >
10. In Sarah, Mencken, Christ and Beethoven There Were Women and Men
12. encore break
13. Ten-Day Interval
14. Salt the Skies