John Tejada at King King & Object-fied Music at The Machine Project
If you are not willing to take us up on 365 Plays/365 Days, but are still brimming at the seat to do something other than club it or have a Netflix night, here are two options for tonight and tomorrow.
We last met John Tejada at Minimalist Jukebox in the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Tonight, he celebrates the 10-year birthday of his record label, Palette Recordings. Presented by Robotnik, Compression will bring together Tejada and Justin Maxwell performing together, Arian Leviste and Daniel Bell (aka DBX; 7th City)
At King King. It starts at 9:00 p.m. and ends at four in the morning, you can get in free if you arrive before 10:00 p.m. or $15 before midnight by e-mailing compression18 (at) robtronik (dot) com before 5 p.m. tonight. Otherwise, it's $20 at the door if there's still room available. Check it out at www.compressionla.com
Now onto something completely different. Sound artists Liam Mooney and Bob Bellerue will be performing at The Machine Project. Liam is a must see. Whether he is playing vacuums on drums or throwing metal pipes on the floor, it's always somehow tasteful and brings a smile to the face.
As for Bob, it's just best to copy and paste: "With a background in punk / acid rock, Balinese and Javanese gamelan, and Tibetan Buddhism, he creates extreme sonic experiences to affect awareness and is a specialist at playing things the wrong way and making non-musical instruments sound good."
The free event begins at 8 p.m.