Copresented with KCRW 89.9FM
Happy hour 6:30 p.m.
DJ sets 7:30 p.m.
Live music 8:15–10:30 p.m.
Celebrate the Hammer’s biennial Made in L.A. exhibition with four free nights of live concerts by Los Angeles musicians and KCRW DJs in the museum’s courtyard.
Galleries will be open until 9 p.m. Food trucks (Border Grill and Seoul Sausage) and cash bar.
Born and raised in Tijuana and now living in Los Angeles, Ceci Bastida joined the iconic Mexican ska-punk band Tijuana NO when she was just 15 and became one of the first women to rise in the ranks of contemporary Latin rock. After she left the band, Bastida worked as a junior high school history teacher in Tijuana and then spent eight years as part of the touring band of acclaimed singer Julieta Venegas, including a featured role in her 2008 MTV Unplugged special. Bastida embarked on her solo career in 2006 with the ep Front BC, and in 2010 released Veo La Marea (I See the Tide), a mix of electronica, rock, and hip-hop that The Fader dubbed "bodacious, clicky, and gongy" and the Los Angeles Times described as "a marching-band traipsing through the Amazon rainforest." The album, which included hot-button songs about immigration and the drug war, featured guest spots by Diplo, Rye Rye, Niña Dioz, and Tim Armstrong. It earned her a Latin Grammy nomination, appearances on NPR’s Weekend Edition and KCRW’s Morning Become Eclectic, and a spot on the 2011 Lollapalooza bill. Her latest solo album, La Edad de la Violencia (The Age of Violence) was produced by Luke Top (Fool's Gold) & XXXChange (Spank Rock) and includes songs inspired by the rise of everyday violence in the US and Mexico—from the drug war to the Sandy Hook shooting and the Boston Marathon bombing—and by Haruki Murakami’s novel Kafka on the Shore. Her next album, an EP featuring collaborations with Aloe Blacc, Mexican Institute of Sound, Spoek Mathambo, and Mariel Mariel, is out this Fall from Nacional Records. Bastida is also a member of the all-star band Mexrrissey, a Mexican homage to the songs of Morrissey and The Smiths. Their debut album was released in spring 2016, alongside shows in the UK and Australia, US, Finland and more.
Producer/DJ Mark Redito (fka Spazzkid) has one of the most positively charged and energetic live sets of any electronic artist hailing from Los Angeles right now. Focusing in on hyper dance, J-pop inspired bangers, Redito grabs influence from a wide assortment of genres to create an ever evolving world of intimacy, intensity, and playfulness that's rarely seen in dance music. He has gained co-signs from Ryan Hemsworth, Daedelus, Daddy Kev, Flying Lotus, and Skrillex. In 2015 he won a Webby for his video "Objects Hacked To Make Music" and put out singles with Secret Songs (Ryan Hemsworth) and IHC 1nfinity. He is set to release a new new single in August along with two new music videos and an upcoming album.
ATTENDING THIS PROGRAM?
ALL HAMMER PROGRAMS ARE FREE
Ticketing: This drop-in program is not ticketed.
Parking: $6 flat rate after 6 p.m. (cash only). Parking under the museum is limited, so travel smart: bike, take the bus, or use a ride sharing service. If the garage is full, use this map for additional parking options.
All Hammer public programs are free and made possible by a major gift from an anonymous donor.
Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, The Samuel Goldwyn Foundation, and all Hammer members.
The Hammer’s digital presentation of its public programs is made possible by the Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Foundation.
Disappear Here: Music Made in L.A. is sponsored by IKEA Burbank, with additional support provided by The Giving Keys and Tsingtao Beer. Media sponsorship is provided by LA Weekly.