Phin, Elel & Sleep Dance At Vinyl

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Phin, Elel & Sleep Dance At Vinyl
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Phin, Elel & Sleep Dance At Vinyl says
Friday, December 11, 2015
Rival Entertainment Presents:
Doors 7:30 / Show 8:30 / All Ages
$10/Adv, $12/Day Of Show
Vinyl at Center Stage

• All Ages Welcome
• Vinyl is a general admission, standing room venue
• Tickets available online via or without ticket fees in person at the Center Stage Box Office, M-F, 11-6. Online sales end at 6pm on day of show.

Wolf Parade to MGMT, he found himself drawn to bands whose musical structures made sense of an ever-changing chaos in the world around him. In 2012, he began dabbling with his own creation of the sounds that underscored these years of acting as a beacon of positivity in an underground scene, and realized his passion for igniting optimism through song.

Since their inception in 2013, the band has soared to the top of Nashville’s independent music scene with a layered rock sound, boasting original thought and a sparkling showcase of hope in such young and resilient musicians. With a tight instrumental chemistry and lyrics that serve up a healthy dose of uncomplicated metaphor, Phin has carved out a necessary space in today’s musical sphere; they combine pop sensibilites with a needed resurrection of generational hope. Their connectedness seems to be universally understood by the city, as they recently came out on top of the Music City Mayhem Contest sponsored by Lightning100, winning a slot at this year’s Live On The Green.

Nashville 7-piece ELEL had a big summer. Their debut track ” 40 Watt”, an effervescent blast of feel good indie pop, drew comparisons to the likes of Vampire Weekend and MGMT, winning over a slew of blogs, radio stations (Alt Nation, WFUV, KCRW) and affording them the opportunity to perform at Bonnaroo Festival, SXSW and Treefort Music Festivlal. Their debut self titled EP soon followed on Mom + Pop Music in March 2015.

ELEL, consisting of two horns, two drums, three keys, guitar, bass and whole lot of vocals, was born from front man Ben Elkins meeting a girl named Eliska. Ben’s now wife softened his edges while introducing him to the likes of Beach House and Toro Y Moi. Speaking on ELEL, Ben says “It’s the outcome of me producing music that risks leaving space and communicates emotion easily and softly.” This band represents a new start for its members, for a variety of reasons. Tied together by the bustling Nashville music scene but from an array of locations, ELEL includes Ben (Arkansas), Zach (Kentucky), Tim (Mississippi), Jo Jo (Queens, NY), Alex (Pennsylvania), and life-long Nashvillians (so far) Frederick and Stefan. According to Ben, “40 Watt is a big loud dance song about dancing with one other person in a little bitty house.’
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