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Rock / Noise / Pop San Francisco, CA  US


Tartufi "Fleet Week"


  • 2014

    Jun 19

    Portland, OR, US | 5:00pm

    TARTUFI June 19 Thur 9 pmT A R T U F I with Special Guests

  • 2014

    May 30

    San Francisco, CA, US | 9:00pm
  • 2013

    Apr 26

    Oakland, CA, US | 8:00pm
  • 2013

    Apr 8

    New York, NY, US | 7:30pm
  • 2013

    Mar 26

    Denver, CO, US | 8:00pm

    Tartufi with School Knights at The Armoury Tartufi is Lynne Angel, Brian Gorman and Ben Thorne. They create loop-heavy sonically diverse soundscapes with overlaying harmonies, melodies, and polyrhythms that interweave between the lands of beauty, loss, and triumph. The effect is something unlike most popular music today; an aural overhaul, a hypnotic surrender to their sound, and a wonder to witness, live or on record. They have been voted one of the best live bands in San Francisco and the best indie band by the San Francisco Bay Guardian.   4 Stars! ”An expansive lattice of twinkling loops, math-rock crunch and none-more-giddy harmonies.” – Mojo Magazine (review of Nests of Waves and Wire)  "Part aggressive, experimental-noise rock, part delicate and lovely melody and completely awesome, Tartufi's live show is a marvel." -Sarah Wengert, The Reader (Omaha, NE)  “Nine out of 10 buzz bands don’t deserve it; Tartufi does.” - A. Schacht, Creative Loafing (Charlotte, NC)  “An imposing tangle of beauty and ambition.” - Robbie Mackey, XLR8R Magazine  “You’re left in awe at how versatile yet distinct their music is… you’re left more or less with your jaw hanging open.” - Dave Heaton, erasingclouds.com  "Tartufi blew my mind. They're a band out of San Francisco and I wasn't sure what to expect. Sure, I had the album in advance, but I wasn't confident that Lynne and Brian could pull off this complicated sound live, I mean it's just TWO people. I was wrong. It was delightful to look around (Club) Dada that night and find that I wasn't the only one whose jaw was on the ground. I never knew I liked 'math rock' until that night. It's one thing to be musically and technically precise, its entirely another to be those things and phenomenally gifted to boot." -Amanda Newman (Club Owner / Promoter), Dallas Nightlife Blog (Dallas TX)  "Tartufi VOTED BEST INDIE BAND of 2007 by the San Francisco Bay Guardian based on their superb '06 release, Us Upon Buildings Upon Us, the duo of Lynne Angel and Brian Gorman hew a rich, fractured world out of looped guitars, keys and voices, shape-shifting time sigs, and crashing percussion. They can go from Slint-inspired explosions or Built to Spill epic to Joan of Arc-like baroque or Breeders chug in a measure or two, the shifts revealing unassailable logic as they unfurl. Nine out of 10 buzz bands don't deserve it; Tartufi does."-A. Schacht, Creative Loafing (Charlotte, NC)  "Tartufi write songs like they're folding towels fresh from the dryer. Traveling the seam between coo and caw, the duo churn out lush and layered soundscapes that billow with cerebral grace, prog-perfect texture, and a deliciously abstract abrasion that our readers adore." -TARTUFI Voted Best Indie Band 2007 -SF Bay Guardian  "Armed with a drummer, a guitarist, and a series of loop pedals, this SF duo keeps it hectic, building voice upon voice, guitar upon guitar, and noise upon noise, all the while pulling you in with a sinister hook or a sensuous harmony of sounds. This duo approaches their show and their recordings (often produced by Citay and Fucking Champs' Tim Green) with relentless energy... Tartufi found that their power is in the minimalist construct of two making sound that's anything but minimal." -Andre Perry, CokeMachineGlow.com  "San Francisco duo Tartufi has evolved from lush, odd pop to songs so elaborate and awash in drama that they could be part of some heavily encrypted rock opera. The Band's most recent album, 2006's Us Upon Buildings Upon Us, is divided into chapters, and varies endlessly within them, working in West African grooves and fanciful piano and xylophone amid tempo-shifting guitar rock. It's an exhausting, dense listen, and Tartufi has the good sense to sprinkle the path with delights, earning repeat spins in the process." -The Onion, A.V. Bay Area



Label: Southern Records

Bio: Formed in 2001, SF's Tartufi released 3 albums as a power-pop trio, before members Lynne Angel and Brian Gorman decided to switch gears & head in a new direction. Hitting the studio armed with bigger amps and modified loop stations, they began developing their new sound. The result was “Us Upon B...See Full Bio

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Tartufi has a show coming up on 07/04/2011 at 03:00 PM @ El Rio in San Francisco, CA http://www.reverbnation.com/c./poni/45747405

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