When: Sat., Sept. 21, 9 p.m. 2013
In the mid- to late-Aughts, Oakland electro-pop outfit The Lovemakers seemed to be on the verge of mainstream success. Instead, the band broke up in 2009. That might have been considered a tragedy, except that, since then, Lovemakers co-founder Lisa Light has taken a freer approach to her music. With El Elle, she crafts sexy dance music in a similar vein to that of the Lovemakers, but this time around, it’s with “joy,” she said in an interview two years ago with the Express. Live, El Elle’s performances pulse with feeling, as two choreographed dancers add to the music’s sensual, experimental appeal. See her as part of the Mission Creek Oakland festival, with Gold Chains, Everyone Is Dirty, and ssssnake, at The Night Light (311 Broadway, Oakland).