Tautologic is an eclectic progressive rock band. Formed in late 1997, the
band has made a name for itself through its sophisticated arrangements and
an adventurous spirit. Tautologic's most recent music evokes images of Ben
Folds fronting Mahavishnu Orchestra, the Beatles with Gentle Giant's
chops, or Genesis with Peter Gabriel in full theatrical mode.
The band's core performing line-up includes Ethan Sellers (vocals,
keyboards, guitar), Pat Buzby (drums), Aaron Weistrop (guitar), Nathan
Britsch (bass), Jeff Yang (violin), and Chris Greene (saxes). Aside from
Tautologic, the band members have variously played (and/or still play)
with Corky Siegel's Chamber Blues, Spazztet, Old Number Eight, the Grant
Park Symphony Orchestra, Monorail, Happy Butterfly Foot, Ethan Sellers
Band, Fixate, Ted Wulfers, and too many others to mention here.
Tautologic has played at Chicago's major venues, including Martyrs,
Schuba's, Empty Bottle and the Metro - and other clubs in cities
throughout the midwest. The band has also been featured on numerous
television and radio programs, and held spots on local festivals including
Around the Coyote and the Festival of the Arts at the University of
In May of 2005, the band presented the debut performance of
Psychle, a multimedia guerilla experience (based on the album
currently being recorded by Tautologic) at the University of Chicago's
Festival of the Arts (FOTA). At the 2002 FOTA, Tautologic presented At
The Apartment, an original rock opera written and directed by Sellers.
Both of Tautologic's CDs have gathered acclaim in both the U.S. and
Europe. Critics have described Tautologic as "an extremely tight
professional outfit" (Nigel Camilleri, The Dutch Progressive Rock Page)
and "among the city's most original acts" (Darryl Cater, Chicagogigs.com).
French magazine Harmonie called the band "Immortal and