Thursday, January 14, 2010

Resbox Season 3 opener

ResBox kicks off its third season with a stellar show featuring solo sets by sound artist Marcos Fernandes (in from Yokohama) and audio-visualist Vj Fader, plus big sounds from Myriapod and West Coast jazz powerhouse Simplexity (celebrating their new cd offering Extreme Measures)... gonna be good. Hope you can join us!

feat. JOHN VON SEGGERN (bass) + STEVE TAVAGLIONE (electronics) + JOHN BEASLEY (keys) + GARY NOVAK (drums)

feat. STEUART LIEBIG (bass) + KRIS TINER (trumpet) + TED BYRNES (perc) + RICH WEST (perc)

- MARCOS FERNANDES (Yokohama, Japan)


Thursday, January 21, 8PM
ResBox @ Steve Allen Theater
The Center for Inquiry
4773 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90027

$10 at the door or reservations at: (800) 595-4849
more info: (323) 666-4268

all ages + free parking in lot

FEB 18 - Taylor Ho Bynum + Kris Tiner + Jeff Kaiser + Dan Clucas + Thollem McDonas + Alex Cline + Marco Eneidi + Peter Valsamis
MAR 18 - Ronit Kirchman + Torsten Müller + Joseph Hammer + Marcelo Radulovich

ResBox presents an eclectic roster of experimental music luminaries and emerging artists on stage every third Thursday of the month at the Steve Allen Theater in Hollywood.

Entering its third year, ResBox alumni include Lukas Ligeti, Carl Stone, Z'EV, Steve Roden, Soriah, Laetitia Sonami, Tatsuya Nakatani, Vinny Golia, Motoko Honda, Ezra Buchla, Lisle Ellis, Steamboat Switzerland, Leticia Castaneda, David Scott Stone, Elise Baldwin, G.E. Stinson, Jim McAuley, Daedeuls, Baseck, Urban Electronic Music, Kadet Kuhne, Becca Mhalek, Dottie Grossman, among many others.

"The only place in town to tap the really freaky brew." -

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Simplexity Extreme Measures CD Release Concert @ RESBOX

West Coast electronic jazz group Simplexity ( will be releasing their debut album Extreme Measures worldwide on Tuesday February 2, 2010.

The release event for Extreme Measures will be a live performance by Simplexity taking place at Los Angeles’ home for experimental instrumental music, ResBox on January 21 at 8pm. ResBox is a monthly event featuring the world's best experimental music, curated by musician and filmmaker Hans Fjellestad. The event takes place at the Steve Allen Theater at the Center for Inquiry West, 4773 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027. Tickets for the event can be purchased online at or by calling 800-595-4TIX(4849).

Simplexity is a hyper-dimensional electronic jazz project formed by producer, noted computer musician and bassist John von Seggern with some of the most innovative and respected jazz players on the West Coast -- Los Angeles sound designer and top studio musician Steve Tavaglione, keys player John Beasley, and drummer Gary Novak. The album also contains some of the last recordings of bassist Dave Carpenter, to whom Extreme Measures is dedicated, as well as trumpet by Walt Fowler and EVI stylings by Judd Miller.

Extreme Measures was recorded over a couple days of jam sessions and overdubs at drummer Gary Novak's Kronos Recording studio in Burbank. Sax, drums, keyboards, and bass were mixed and combined with computer beats and grooves in live session, then later edited and remixed into compositions by John von Seggern, nicknamed John von Badass by the players, although he typically just goes by John von.

Although Extreme Measures is the group's first release under the Simplexity name, the members of this illustrious group are each well-known in their own right as giants of the West Coast music scene. Between them, they have amassed hundreds of recording credits for albums, film and television.

Simplexity is:

John von Seggern -Bass
John Beasley-Keys
Steve Tavaglione-Woodwinds
Gary Novak-Drums

Thursday, January 21, 2010
ResBox at the Steve Allen Theater
4773 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

Thelonious Dub new home in Santa Monica

Avant/Reggae/Jazz band, Thelonious Dub takes up a new residency every Tuesday night at the Air Conditioned Lounge in Santa Monica! They offer up jazz standards/repertoire with an "Irie" sound.

Joe Bartone-guitar
Kyle O'Donnell-sax
Brandon Schmidt-bass
Sean Rainey-drums

No cover and drink specials.

Tuesday nights 9PM-12AM
Air-Conditioned Lounge
2819 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405