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Tomato Box: Any Road

Read "Any Road" reviewed by Mark Corroto


I’m tempted to ask the band Tomato Box the origin of their name. I won’t, because I’m keen to guess.

About ten years ago I read that scientists were developing a square tomato that would be easier to ship. I’ve not seen the results of their work, but I do know the difference between homegrown and store bought tomatoes.

Like their homegrown namesake, the band Tomato Box cannot be fitted in a convenient carrying case. Their sound doesn’t fit your ...

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Tomato Box: Talisman

Read "Talisman" reviewed by Mark Corroto


From nowhere comes the radically creative music of Tomato Box. (Madison Wisconsin, nowhere?) Yes Virginia, Madison Wisconsin is nowhere close to New York geographically (it’s not too long of a drive from Chicago, just pack some coins for the automated toll booths and some Old Style beer). But Wisconsin’s Tomato Box is all over Downtown sonically. Pairing a front line of marimba and saxophone, drummer Michael Brenneis’ compositions are simultaneously poised and free. They rewrite Gershwin’s “Rhapsody In Blue” on ...


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