It was only a few months ago that we last caught Machinedrum in Los Angeles, but the Berlin-residing producer is back on tour and has brought prodigious techno madman Object, who just released his debut album Flatland via PAN, along for the ride. Taking place at The Roxy this upcoming Sunday (March 1), the FYF/Goldenvoice presented show will (hopefully) offer a more experimental bent to each respective producer’s repertoire, considering that it is both taking place in a traditional rock venue and is a fairly early Sunday show. Regardless, both artists are well proven performers and will compliment each other’s styles beautifully. And while Ninja Tune’s Machinedrum has come through LA fairly recently, Objekt, who has also released seminal tunes on Hessle Audio, Leisure System and his own eponymous imprint, doesn’t come through our fair city often. Enter your favorite song Objekt’s Flatland in the form below for a chance at a pair of tickets to Sunday’s show. We hope to see you there.
FYF Fest 2011 (Photo by Gabe Meier)
One of LA’s most underrated indie festivals, FYF Fest (formerly Fuck Yeah Fest), will be back in full swing this September. According to the festival’s website, the event will expand this year from one day to two, taking place on September 1st and 2nd at the State Historic Park in Downtown LA. FYF is known for putting together deliciously eclectic lineups, with an appealing mix of well-known artists and newcomers from a wide array of genres, sure to please a variety of musical and cultural tastes. This year, the festival’s headliners consist M83, Beirut and Refused; other notable acts include James Blake (!!!!), Sleigh Bells, Desaparecidos, Simian Mobile Disco, Tycho, Purity Ring, Gold Panda, Chairlift, Aesop Rock, AA Bondy, Dam Funk, and many others. The festival possesses a laid-back, sun-drenched vibe, and its accessibility in Downtown LA makes it a unique setting for some really fantastic performances to take place. This is not one to miss.
Weekend passes start at $77 and go on sale this Friday, the 22nd. Check out the full lineup after the jump.