Los Angeles / SoCal Scene

I Heart Lung, Empty Bottle, Chicago, March 8, 2009
Tom Steck, Empty Bottle, Chicago, March 8, 2009 (Photo credit: John Kannenberg)

From LAFMS:

Friday, February 17, 6:30pm
The LA Free Music Society (LAFMS) presents a bonus concert at The Box. This concert will feature Points of Friction (Damian Bisciglia, Tim Alexander, Joseph Hammer, Mitchell Brown), Albert Ortega, Destroy Date (Eddie Nervo), Small Drone Orchestra (Wild Don Lewis – bass, synth; Eddie Nervo on 2nd bass) and Artzenkraft (John Lewis, solo extended guitar). The Box, 805 Traction Ave., downtown Los Angeles | Free, donations accepted

From FaceBook:

Friday February 17, 7:30pm
Sacred Grounds Coffee presents Base 4, the jazz/free improv trio of Derek Bomback (guitar), Alan Cook (drums), and Bruce Friedman (trumpet). Sacred Grounds Coffee, 468 W. 6th St., San Pedro | Free, donations accepted

From Beyond Baroque:

Friday, February 17, 9:30pm
Beyond Baroque presents WYATT PENN KEUSCH MUSIC PERFORMANCE. Following up on the four-year-long concert series “decay fest”, Wyatt Penn Keusch and KHALIJA present transmigrations, a new series of experimental electronic music performances focussing on one-off collaborations between artists within the KHALIJA collective. This, the first installment, will feature performers such as Daniel Eaton, Jinku Kim, Wyatt Penn Keusch, Scott Cazon and more. Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice | $7

From Open Gate Theatre:

Saturday, February 18, 8pm
Open Gate Theatre presents What the Moose Heard: CC’:”filamento”, with Carole Kim (live video performance, performance-based video installation) and Carmina Escobar (voice, multimedia performance) performing a criss-cross live audio-visual sampling
projections onto a sculptural mesh screen. Glendale Moose Lodge, 357 West Arden Ave., Glendale | $10

From Sundays Live:

Saturday, February 18, 8pm
Miles Memorial Playhouse presents Fireside at the Miles, with String Theory, a unique collaborative ensemble of musicians and dancers that utilize invented instruments and sonic sculpture to create a unique performance landscape and sonic footprint. Miles Memorial Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Blvd. (1/2 block N. of Wilshire), Santa Monica | $10

From Creative Alarm Inventions:

Tuesday, February 21, 7:30pm
Creative Alarm Inventions and California State University Dominguez Hills present a series of concerts featuring Improvisation and Creative Music. This evening’s performance presents two sets, the Grasse/Hay/Steck Trio and Other Criteria. Jonathon Grasse (guitar), Emily Hay (flute, voice), and Tom Steck (drums) will perform, as well as Other Criteria – Robert F. Leng (saxes) and Tom Steck (drums). California State University Dominguez Hills, Marvin Laser Recital Hall (LaCorte Hall A103) , 1000 East Victoria St., Carson | $2 minimum donation, $4 parking (lot 6)

From FaceBook:

Tuesday, February 21, 11:30pm
The TRiP Santa Monica presents the Scott Fraser (guitar, electronics) Bruce Friedman (trumpets) Duo, performing improvised melodic overlays to evolving sonic tapestries. TRiP, 2101 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica | Free

From Angel City Arts:

Wednesday, February 22, 9pm
Angel City Arts presents the Rhythm Chowder Quartet, featuring Bevan Manson (piano), Brad Dutz (percussion), Dave Robaire (bass), and Tom Rizzo (guitar). Blue Whale, The Weller Court, 123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St. # 301, downtown Los Angeles | $10

From Hammer Museum:

Thursday, February 23, 7pm
The Hammer presents Sanford Biggers: Moon Medicine, an aural and optical experiment conducted by interdisciplinary artist Sanford Biggers. His live work, by turns troubling and inspiring, weaves found images of punk, funk, film noir, sci-fi, traditional Samoan dance, and Buddhism with original video content and improvised turntableism and veejaying. The result is an evocative concert that is as much jam session as it is a performative film screening. UCLA Armand Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Westwood | Free, $3 parking

From Creative Alarm Inventions:

Thursday, February 23, 7:30pm
Creative Alarm Inventions and California State University Dominguez Hills present a series of concerts featuring Improvisation and Creative Music. This evening’s performance presents two sets, Scott Heustis and Friends, and The Decisive Instant. Scott Heustis (guitar) will perform with Breeze Smith (drums), Tony Green (bass), Dan Clucas (trumpet), and Tony Atherton (sax). The Decisive Instant is a large free jazz and creative music ensemble who will perform pieces by Barry Guy, Jonathon Grasse, Robert F. Leng, and Charles Sharp. The Decisive Instant features David Adler, Robert F. Leng, Ken Luey, Tracy McMullen, Charles Sharp, and Alexander Vogel (reeds), Bruce Friedman, Carvell Holloway, and Douglas Wadle (brass), Derek Bomback, Jonathon Grasse, and Jeff Schwartz (strings), Eduardo Poyart (keyboards), and Alan Cook, David Martinelli, and Tom Steck (drums, percussion). California State University Dominguez Hills, Marvin Laser Recital Hall (LaCorte Hall A103) , 1000 East Victoria St., Carson | $2 minimum donation, $4 parking (lot 6)

From CalArts:

Thursday, February 23, 8pm
CalArts presents ESP Night 2, an evening of electronic & experimental music composed and performed by students in the Experimental Sound Practices program. <a href=”California Institute of the Arts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall, 24700 McBean Pkwy, Valencia | Free

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