Here's a playlist of the songs Tortoise played at Crowbar in Ybor City — stream / download

17 songs from six releases.

click to enlarge Tortoise play Crowbar in Ybor City, Florida on March 21, 2017. - Anthony Martino
Anthony Martino
Tortoise play Crowbar in Ybor City, Florida on March 21, 2017.

On Tuesday night, Chicago instrumental heros Tortoise finally played a show in Tampa, Florida (by all accounts, the band have not landed in city limits during the course of their 27 year existence). In our review of the show, we said:

...casual fans who don’t have Facebook may not have been aware that Tortoise guitarist Jeff Parker would be absent due to a family emergency. Filling in was multi-instrumentalist Jim Elkington. The Chicago scene mainstay (The Zincs, Tweedy, Steve Gunn) more than held his own as Tortoise navigated their storied, 23 year old, nine piece discography for an enthusiastic audience who were, by many accounts, a little chatty, too.

Fans who missed the show, or just want to relive it a little, can look below to check out this playlist (culled via setlist.fm) featuring songs from the set. See photos from the performance here.

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Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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