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Pencil This In: Free Concert with...Concert, The Bushes, Yung Jake, Grindhouse 'Sexploitation' Premiere and a KPCC Forum

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Here’s the short list of what’s happening in LA tonight: The Grindhouse Film Festival screens the world premiere of That’s Sexploitation; a free concert with Concert, The Bushes, And Martin, Yung Jake and LA Fog; a free night of music at Station Hollywood; a TubeFilter panel discussion on YouTube and monetization; a great night of comedy with Star Dreck and @Midnight at NerdMelt; and a KPCC / Crawford Family Forum on Becoming American. Read on for all the details.

Tonight at 10:15 pm, the Grindhouse Film Festival and Something Weird Video present the world premiere of cult director Frank Henenlotter's new documentary That’s Sexploitation, which screens at Cinefamily. It’s a visual history of more than 40 years of sex in cinema, focusing between 1930-70. The film includes rare and lost clips from “vintage ‘adults only’ feature films, shocking short subjects, quaint coin drop arcade loops, naughty stags and smokers, and graphic sex educationals from days gone by.” As a bonus, the Gindhouse Film Festival is also giving away copies of the vintage sex-ed book The Facts of Life. Admission: $10.

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Thisfree concert tonight at REDCAT almost slipped under our radar. At 7:30 pm, Concert (Chris Evans, Morten Norbye Halvorsen and Benjamin Seror) celebrates its debut album Behave Like an Audience with a free live performance. Joining them on the bill are like-minded artists/musicians whose “visual practices expand outward onto music as a potent form of inquiry.” Additional performances by The Bushes (Nick Lowe and Ry Rocklen), And Martin (Brendan Fowler), Yung Jake and LA Fog (Kelly Coats, Kathleen Kim, Giles Miller, Jonathan Silberman and special guests). Free.

Tonight at 7 pm, join KPCC's A Martinez and guests Bricia Lopez of Guelaguetza Restaurant, journalist Joanne Griffith and Rod Arriola of Emortal Clothing for a conversation at The Crawford Family Forum on Becoming American. They’ll not only discuss the official path to citizenship, but cultural questions of identity as well, like “What’ll be on your plate on the Fourth of July?” or “What team do you root for during the Olympics or World Cup?” Admission is free, but RSVPs are required.

There’s a Tubefilter panel discussion and networking event tonight at Busby’s East from 7-10 pm. Featured panelists—Shay Carl Co-founder, Maker Studios; Sami Kriegstein VP Talent Integrations, Fullscreen; Steven Oh COO, The Young Turks; and Elle Walker Co-Founder, Subblime—talk about YouTube’s Partner Program, the video giant’s revenue-sharing program and other monetizing alternatives. $10.

Station Hollywood, the outdoor lounge and bar located at W Hollywood, officially kicks off its weekly summer concert series tonight (and every Tuesday) from 6-9 pm. Tonight’s “Station Unplugged,” features performances by Brad Colerick, Emma Fitzpatrick, The Mots Nouveaux and Josiah Hawley. Happy hour specials are offered until 9 pm.

There are two great comedy shows at the NerdMelt showroom tonight. At 7 pm, Kumail Nanjiani and Matt Mira, uber-Trekkies, host Star Dreck.While they love the show dearly, they introduce an exceptionally bad episode and then proceed to rip the episode to shreds. Tickets: $6 in advance and $8 at the door. At 9 pm, there’s a new show, @Midnight in which Chris Hardwick, Thomas Lennon, Robert Ben Garant and Funny or Die host a game game show that’s “inspired by the darkest recesses of social media.” The show is free, but the advanced, online RSVPs are already gone. There will be a number of tickets at the door, too, but you might want to get here early to secure a seat.

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