Tour Dates: Tortoise with Das Boton (ex-Heroic Doses) in San Francisco!

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Tortoise @ Great American Music Hall, SF 7/13/09

Decisions, decisions…

We’re two weeks and a day away from the start of the Phish summer tour, and I’m realizing that Tortoise is going to be in town playing at Great American Music Hall on the same night. I caught the last time they rolled through town and it was an amazing show, but I was also hoping to host a Phish stream party to watch the festivities from Chicago in the comfort of my living room with my other friends that wanted nothing more from their Friday night. For a second I was torn, but now I think the decision has been made. Das Boton, a trio from Chicago comprised of two thirds of my favorite one-album band known as Heroic Doses (they had a Sub Pop release in like ’97), will be opening the show along with a few other dates along the West Coast. For those that don’t know anything about either project, it’s perfectly summed up in this one video clip that features a recently written Das Boton song with a fast transition into a Heroic Doses classic, “Crystals.”

Das Boton – The Library – April 2009 [YouTube]

On a whim, I’m just going to put it out there that I want to jam with Ryan Rapsys when he gets into town. Ryan, get in touch, brutha! Lunch is on me if you show me how to do this

The bands only announced shows are the dates with Tortoise below.

Tortoise – 2010 Tour Dates

Mon 06/07/10 Venue Vancouver BC *
Tue 06/08/10 Neumos Seattle WA *
Wed 06/09/10 Doug Fir Lounge Portland OR *
Fri 06/11/10 Great American Music Hall San Francisco CA *
Sat 06/12/10 Troubadour Los Angeles CA *
Sun 06/13/10 Casbah San Diego CA *
Mon 06/21/10 Grog Shop Cleveland Heights OH ***
Tue 06/22/10 Bug Jar Rochester NY ***
Wed 06/23/10 LPR New York NY Care Fusion Jazz Festival , Aethereal Bace
Thu 06/24/10 Sonar Club Stage Baltimore MD Jason Urick
Fri 06/25/10 Frankie’s Toledo OH ***
Sat 06/26/10 The Bishop Bloomington IN ***
Fri 09/03/10 Moe Down Herkimer NY
Sat 09/04/10 Kutshers Country Resort Monticello NY
Sun 09/05/10 Higher Ground South Burlington VT **
Mon 09/06/10 Iron Horse Northampton MA **
Tue 09/07/10 Paradise Boston MA **
Wed 09/08/10 World Cafe Philadelphia PA **
Thu 09/09/10 The National Richmond VA **
Fri 09/10/10 Orange Peel Asheville NC **
Sat 09/11/10 The Lincoln Theatre Raleigh NC Hopscotch Festival
Sun 09/12/10 Bijou Theatre Knoxville TN
Mon 09/13/10 Northside Tavern Cincinnati OH
* w/ Das Boton
** w/ Greg Davis & Ben Vida
*** w/ Brett Naucke

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