In what's being billed as a "612-meets-312 experiment," the Walker has arranged for what promises to be an intriguing, ear-opening collaboration between veteran Chicago avant-garde rock band Tortoise and a quintet of local jazz musicians. Although often saddled with the curious term "post-rock," Tortoise has conjured over its two-plus decades a multi-dimensional, multi-textured, predominantly instrumental sound that's essentially a vortex of indie and prog rock, jazz, electronica, dub, minimalism, and themes from imaginary Westerns. Often there's a good bit more to it as well. The quintet's... More >>>