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Since We Only See Him at Night, We Always Suspected Herndon Was a Vampire

By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Oct 9, 2007 10:17PM

2007_10_nosferatu.gifFile this under collaborations we really never saw coming. Chicago post-rock supergroup Tortoise has decided to team up with Nosferatu and ... Macy's ... at ... the Symphony Center?! Chuck this one up to the all-powerful clout of Metro's Joe Shinnyhan.

The band will be providing the musical accompaniment to F.W. Murnau's seminal -- and it's so rarely you can honestly use that word, but this is one of those times -- silent vampire flick. Sometimes Tortoise gets a little too jammy for our tastes, but those times are few and far between, and this time we suspect the group will be unusually sharp as they attempt to do these iconic visuals sonic justice.

This show is part of the year-long celebration of Metro's 25th Anniversary. We've noticed that the events connected to this anniversary have been getting more and more inventive, leading us to believe that they're all heading towards some sort of brain shattering cumulative event. Or maybe they're not. Either way, kudos to them for putting together this strange little concoction.

Tortoise provides the accompaniment to Nosferatu during the Macy's Day of Music event at the Symphony Center on Saturday, October 13, 8 p.m., free, all ages welcome.