Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Willamette Week reviews Elba's show at Ella St.
"Romanticism implies nostalgia for damaged goods,” wrote jazz pianist Brad Melhdau. Two seconds into seeing Seattle's Elba fill the cozy confines of Ella St. Social Cub with their wall of atmospheric ringing guitar laced songs and pretty harmonies, I felt nostalgic about the band despite never having seen the group play live. Here's hoping they make several more memories for us in the future.