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Don’t call El Ten Eleven a math rock band. “My personal favorite label for the band has been ‘power duo’ said Tim Fogarty. “It’s kind of ridiculous but I like it.”

ARTS Pick: El Ten Eleven

No two sounds are the same coming from avant-garde rock act El Ten Eleven. Guitarist Kristian Dunn plucks a unique double-neck that incorporates a standard guitar and a bass, and Tim Fogarty backs him with acoustic and electronic drumming. The duo chooses from an infinite number of guitar pedals and percussive tools in recording layer […]

Modern instrumental jam band Lotus takes over The Jefferson for an extended play.

ARTS Pick: Lotus

Instrumental electronic jam band Lotus built its loyal fan base over a decade by weaving grooves and house rhythms and averaging 100 live shows per year. Known for its genre-bending style, the five-person group fills festivals and concert halls with a combination of dance-worthy beats and joyful rock notes, but the biggest thrill may be […]

Stylish soul singer Mayer Hawthorne turns up the pop on his new album 
Where Does This Door Go?.

Mayer Hawthorne talks about reaching for the next level

Indie artist Mayer Hawthorne wants to go pop. For those who remember his first full-length record from five years ago, the change in direction is obvious, and Hawthorne’s publicist says as much. “He’s relaxed his DIY ethos of crafting every song from start to finish,” reads the multi-talented R&B musician’s bio. “Now, he’s motivated to […]