September 11, 2015
El Ten Eleven at Trees
Friday, September 11
Doors: 7:00 pm | Show: 9:00 pm
Tickets: $15 | All-Ages
- El Ten Eleven gained notoriety through film & TV, featuring their music in various commercials from the likes of Lexus, to the MTV awards
- Licensing partnerships with Gary Hustwit’s award-winning design documentary trilogy, Helvetica, Objectified and Urbanized
- Toured with artists such as Bonobo, with touring support coming from Baths, Peter Hook & The Light, Globes, and Races. They have performed at festivals such as Fun Fun Fun Fest, North Coast Music Festival and more.
“tightly wound tunes with plenty of punch.” – SPIN
“The impression they’re capable of leaving on listeners is akin to that of watching two guys stuff themselves into a tiny box, and then forcibly push the walls outward until it’s a large box” – Consequence of Sound
“They drive somewhere between a roughed-up version of Sigur Rós and Ratatat you wouldn’t dare bring home to your parents” – FILTER
“the duo incorporates a thematic quality of transitioning through enough styles and sounds to make the listener feel more than satisfied with the material heard” – CMJ
Dallas Observer has called El Ten Eleven the 4th best instrumental band of the past 20 years.
“Watching El Ten Eleven play is something like watching two superheroes do their thing.” – SF Weekly
“On For emily, band members Kristian Dunn and Tim Fogarty prove that there is better living through musical experimentation.” – MXDWN
September 18, 2015
Titus Andronicus | Spider Bags | Baked at Trees
Friday, September 18 | Doors: 7:00 pm | Show: 9:00 pm
BUY TICKETS - $13 | All Ages
In July of 2005, the rock band Titus Andronicus made their first live appearance, performing for a few friends in an unfinished basement. The ensuing decade would see nearly 800 shows, 18 members, and the release of three full-length albums and 14 7-inches, as the group rose from their obscure beginnings in the tri-state DIY scene to the heights of international “indie stardom,” only to (nearly?) throw it all away in a vicious cycle of depression and decadence. The culmination of that ten-year journey is The Most Lamentable Tragedy.
The Most Lamentable Tragedy [hereafter TMLT] is the fourth studio album by Titus Andronicus [hereafter +@] and the band’s debut for Merge Records. A rock opera in five acts, it will see release on the 28th of July 2015 as a digital download, double CD, and triple vinyl LP. “[In July 2005] I turned 20 years old—I started the band and closed the door on my teenage years,” says singer/songwriter Patrick Stickles, “and on July 28th this year, I’m turning 30. Putting out this record is my way of closing the door on my twenties—sharing what I have learned, sorrowing what I learned too late.”
TMLT was produced by frequent collaborator Kevin McMahon and +@ lead guitarist Adam Reich. The core band is rounded out by the long-standing rhythm section of Eric Harm (drums) and Julian Veronesi (bass) plus hotshot rookie guitarist Jonah Maurer. Joining the lads throughout are veteran pianist Elio DeLuca and luminous Canadian violinist Owen Pallett, beside a colorful cast of special guests representing some of the New York scene’s most exciting bands (The So So Glos, Baked, Bad Credit No Credit, Lost Boy?, etc.).
The central narrative of TMLT (“a work of fiction,” Stickles says, looking away) concerns an unnamed protagonist whom we meet in the depths of his decrepit despair. Following an encounter with his own doppelgänger (an enigmatic stranger, identical in appearance though opposite in disposition), long held secrets are revealed, sending our protagonist on a transformative odyssey, through past lives and new loves, to the shocking revelation that the very thing that sustains him may be the very thing to destroy him.