Went to see Tortoise on Tuesday at Le Poisson Rouge. The place was packed and it was a brilliant live show. To me, they always execute gigs in an intellectual way. Maybe it's because they rotate their roles with every song. I love seeing Jeff Parker playing guitar and vibraphone at the same time, John McEntire banging drums seconds after playing keyboard. That just shows how talented and versatile every musician in this band is.
They of course played songs from their new album "Beacons of Ancestorship" but I cannot forget a compilation box-set "A Lazarus Taxon" I got in 2006, especially the DVD it comes with. It has their PV, recording movies, gig posters, live documents, etc. It's just a beatiful presentation of their history and shows how they enjoy music.