Double the Fun with Two Nights of El Ten Eleven Live This WeekendNovember 10th, 2016
For close to a decade and a half, bassist and composer Kristian Dunn and drummer Tim Fogarty have been making sweet groove-oriented instrumental post-rock music out of Los Angeles as El Ten Eleven (above, performing “My Only Swerving”). They’ve expertly combined drum and bass with heavy looping and effects pedals over the course of six full-length studio albums filled with songs that are downtrodden but upbeat. The most recent of which, Fast Forward (stream it below), came out last year. Written and recorded on the heels of Fogarty’s father passing away, it “maps the melancholic expanse of human grief and memory, coloring it, however, with a melodic brightness,” according to PopMatters. “Fast Forward emphasizes the way multiple voices are expressed and reshaped through various stages of interaction, finding unique expressions of grief in its complex instrumentation.” Currently on an East Coast swing, the lively performers play Music Hall of Williamsburg on Saturday and Garcia’s at the Capitol Theatre on Sunday.