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.
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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