El Ten Eleven take off at the Southern on Friday. Publicity image.

ARTS Pick: El Ten Eleven

Going to twelve: Something about Kristian Dunn and Tim Fogarty’s music makes you think they know something about life. Daring and enlightened, the indie project El Ten Eleven uses complex instrumentals and spellbinding lyrics to be at once reflective and forward-thinking. The Los Angeles-based post-rock outfit is named for an airliner, and rightly so, as the […]

Jam with Pigeons Playing Ping Pong on Wednesday at the Jefferson. ©Jay Blakesberg

ARTS Pick: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong

Birds of a feather: Wild is an accurate descriptor for Baltimore’s banging bunch of birds, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, a funky foursome that channels happy vibes all around. The group’s latest release, the psychedelic LP Pizazz, features driving bass and heavy drums with a positive twist. Live performances allow the group to flourish, as it […]