Tuesday, November 24, 2009

11/28: El Ten Eleven at Beachland

Posted By on Tue, Nov 24, 2009 at 12:41 PM

El Ten Eleven take every overdone concept they represent — guitarist-drummer duos, instrumental dance music, effects-driven electronica, post-prog math-rock — and kick them in the ass. Guitarist Kristian Dunn plays a double-neck guitar/bass, funneling his already otherworldly riffs through a bank of effects pedals to create an unnervingly complex and compelling wall of sound, while drummer Tim Fogarty lays down a groove that bristles with danceable simplicity and then challenges it with a beat that roils with expansive prog arrhythmia. Together, the Los Angeles duo creates an instrumental soundtrack that is as dark, rich and delicious as Swiss chocolate. They’re now on tour supporting their latest confection, These Promises Are Being Videotaped, with a 9 p.m. show at the Beachland Ballroom (15711 Waterloo Rd., 216.383.1124). Company Picnic and Captain Kneal & the Noise Makers open. Tickets: $8. — Brian Baker

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