Thursday, June 24, 2010

Tonight: Tortoise and Jason Urick @ Sonar

Tortoise / JasonUrick @ Sonar byChrisDay
poster by Chris Day

Tonight Sonar's got a stellar one-two punch with Tortoise and Jason Urick both taking the stage. Both acts are game-changers within their own right, and both are now signed to Thrill Jockey Records. I asked Jason Urick last night about this one, who had this to say about tonight...

"[This Show] is a huge thrill for me as the first Tortoise record opened up a lot of doors for me musically at a young age that help shape my tastes and interests more than any other band from my youth... I'm eternally grateful for that and it's humbling to share a stage and a label with them."

It's always endearing to see folks share a stage with such deep respect for one another, and of course this one promises to stimulate the ol' earbuds. Both acts are fairly fresh off new releases on Thrill Jockey, and Jason's Fussing & Fighting has been one of my favorite Baltimore records to surface in 2010. Mark Brown made a stellar video for the title track that we premiered a few months back, and you can peep it after the jump.

Doors for the show tonight are at 8 PM, and this one will run ya $15.

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