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Tortoise (music group)

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  • Sea and Cake: From upstarts to Chicago rock royalty

    Sea and Cake: From upstarts to Chicago rock royalty
    When The Sea and Cake hit the Chicago music scene in the mid-'90s, the group helped redefine the Chicago sound. Until then, Chicago's rock scene had been known for clangorous din and hard-edged, macho aggression. And then, suddenly, there was Sam Prekop...
  • Segerstrom Center's 2013-14 season: 'Mormon,' 'Once,' solo divas

    Segerstrom Center's 2013-14 season: 'Mormon,' 'Once,' solo divas
    “The Book of Mormon” and “Once,” Broadway musicals that dominated the two most recent Tony Awards, will come to Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa during the three-venue complex’s 2013-14 season. Bernadette Peters...
  • Cherubic Folksinger Melanie Returns With a Show at Infinity Hall

    Cherubic Folksinger Melanie Returns With a Show at Infinity Hall
    Melanie Thurs., Nov. 1, Infiinity Music Hall, 20 Greenwoods Road West, Norfolk, (866) 666-6306, infinityhall.com   I've had people make fun of me because I like Melanie. Seriously, good friends, co-workers, even in-laws have ridiculed me for...
  • In the Arts: Enjoy a comedy show for all ages

    In the Arts: Enjoy a comedy show for all ages
    An Evening of Improv and Comedy, an appropriate show for all ages, will take place at 7 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 429 Cypress Drive, according to a news release. Doors will open at 6 p.m. for light refreshments and seating....
  • Weekend brunch: Seven L.A.-area restaurants that are doing it right

    Weekend brunch: Seven L.A.-area restaurants that are doing it right
    I have a confession to make: I hate brunch buffets, those all you-can-eat affairs where, faced with a selection as long as a football field, you promptly lose your mind and pile your plate to the point you're confronting far more than you can...
  • Need a hostess gift when invited to dinner? The Times' S. Irene Virbila has a few ideas

    Need a hostess gift when invited to dinner? The Times' S. Irene Virbila has a few ideas
    When I spent some months in Venice, Italy, years ago, my friend Paolo would show up at dinner parties with prosciutto. I'm not talking about a paper packet of sliced ham but a whole prosciutto di San Daniele, the famous ham from Friuli, cured with the...
  • 2011 year in review: Best in jazz

     
    Jazz critic Chris Barton picks his top jazz albums of 2011....
  • Ex-RX Bandits drummer Chris Tsagakis talks going solo

     
    Those familiar with the multitalented pack of musicians that comprised Long Beach's RX Bandits know the swarm of side projects each member has entertained over the years. Among them happens to be drummer Chris Tsagakis' solo drum venture that melds......
  • LPs fly out of Reckless on Record Store Day

     
    Shoppers lined up at 6 a.m. in front of Reckless Records in Wicker Park on Saturday, despite the rainy and cold weather, hoping to scoop up some of the store’s almost 180 limited-release albums available for sale on Record Store Day....
  • Portland's Blue Cranes take wing on the rails

     
    With gas prices headed into orbit, launching a cross-country tour is more difficult than ever for an up-and-coming band. In a move that's as consistent with jazz tradition as it is a departure from 21st century practices, Portland's Blue Cranes......
  • Culture Watch: Starlicker's 'Double Demon'

     
    Conjuring the days of late-90s post rock but firmly rooted in taking jazz further ahead, the new album from a trio featuring Chicago's Rob Mazurek, Jason Adasiewicz and John Herndon is taking jazz forward in 2011....
  • Todd Rundgren, Grammy Best New Artist Spalding, Tony Bennett highlight Zoellner season

     
    The surprise winner of the 2011 Grammy Award for Best New Artist, a classic 1970s and ’80s soft rocker and one of the last voices of popular music’s iconic heyday will highlight the 15th season of Lehigh University’s Zoellner Arts......