As a way to say thanks to our loyal readers, We Love DC will be giving away a pair of tickets to a 9:30 Club concert to one lucky reader periodically. (In this case, it’s actually a concert at U Street Music Hall presented by the 9:30 Club!) Keep your eyes open for opportunities at 9am once a week or so to find out what tickets we’re giving away and leave a comment for your chance to be the lucky winner!
Today we are giving away a pair of tickets to see El Ten Eleven at U Street Music Hall on Saturday, Sept. 21.
The post-rock duo have an unusual story for the today’s world of electronic music. Bassist Kristian Dunn and drummer Tim Fogarty formed the band in 2002. They say they’ve been influenced by their life experiences, including having divorces and child(ren). And they got known partly by lending their talents to documentaries about graphic design, like Helvetica. (One awaits the examination of the rise corporate mass design, Calibri. Kidding.)
Anyway, El Ten Eleven put out a new album, Transitions, last year, so they have fresh instrumental goodness to share in their performance at U Street Music Hall next week!
For your chance to win these tickets, simply leave a comment on this post using a valid email address between 10am and 4pm today. Feel free to leave any comment, but I would be curious as to your favorite composition by El Ten Eleven? (This is how I learn things!) One entry per email address please! Tickets for this show are also available through Ticketfly.
For the rules of this giveaway…
Comments will be closed at 4pm and a winner will be randomly selected. The winner will be notified by email. The winner must respond to our email within 24 hours, or they will forfeit their tickets and we will pick another winner.
Tickets will be available to the winner at the U Street Music Hall Guest List window after doors open on the night of the concert. The tickets must be claimed with a valid ID. The winner must be old enough to attend the specific concert or must have a parent’s permission to enter if he/she is under 18 years old.
El Ten Eleven
w/ Eliot Lipp
U Street Music Hall
Saturday, Sept. 21
doors @ 6:30pm
I won’t pretend that I know El Ten Eleven & rush to find a song to post through YouTube – but I will be listening to them today now that I’ve been exposed to a new band! Interested to see what other commenters recommend.
And, I have yet to attend a 930 club concert (gasp) so, this would be perfect – new band and new venue. Thanks!
Kritian and Tim put on a great show — all music, no lyrics to get in the way. Tons of danceable bass and guitar lines skittering all over the place through Kristian’s looping — ex: Jumping Frenchmen of Maine http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-J9pXAt8Rc
I heard these guys by accident two years ago, and they continue to be the band I listen to most, one of the few bands outside the DC hardcore/post-punk oevre I have the time for. I’ve even chasing down a Carvin doubleneck as we speak. Check them out.
Bonus! Their great Joy Division cover: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIrv2wy3SNM