El Ten Eleven at Electric Owl
There is no shortage of things to be fascinated by when it comes to the instro-rock duo El Ten Eleven. How about, for example, the fact that the band contains a genuine licensed helicopter pilot, that Jenna Fischer of The Office is a confirmed fan, and that El Ten Eleven’s decidedly uncommercial songs have ended up showcased everywhere from Lexus ads to CSI: Miami? In the past, the duo of guitarist-bassist Kristian Dunn and drummer Tim Fogarty has tended to take a sprawling approach to records, bringing to mind a more economical and electro-obsessed version of Godspeed You! Black Emperor. On their recently released Transitions, they get even more ambitious, as evidenced by the jaw-dropping 10-minute title track. Catch one of the best bands in the American underground at Electric Owl on Thursday (December 5).