For the first time ever, Dr Martens is presenting their Music & Film Series in downtown LA. NYC based filmmaker Vincent Martell and LA-based filmmaker Erik Rojas have curated a lineup of artists who can share experiences of resilience and determination with their audiences. The performance will be accompanied by short documentaries that give an intimate look at the daily lives of musicians as they explore what it takes to succeed.

Tonight at the Moroccan Lounge, COMMUNICANT will bring their trippy indie rock vibes to downtown LA. The group is currently in the studio working on their self-titled debut album set to release in Spring. COMMUNICANT is popular for their song “Spotlight” and are now working to develop their new wave sound with Ben Goldwasser from MGMT. Later singles including “Better Than Me” and “Inclusivity” have elevated the band’s sounds to be more modern and R&B. The band is made up by frontman and guitar player Dylan Gardner, Mark Gardner on drums, guitarist David Bon Vader, and Anna Carmela on bass. COMMUNICANT, with the help of Ben, have added chemistry and texture to their songwriting and music, and the upcoming album will be a can’t-miss. VIDEO FOR “SPOTLIGHT.”

Tomorrow, De’Wayne Jackson will be headlining the event at Superchief Gallery. The singer/rapper is redefining black music by showcasing a blend of rock, industrial, and rap. His “Don’t Be Afraid” EP received raves from publications like Interview Magazine, Fader, and Alt Press. The Houston native has toured with the likes of Jessie J and Waterparks, Set it Off on US tours, releasing catchy singles along the way. Jackson is set to release his first EP in two years this coming year. His latest single “Top Gun” is out now and his performance on Wednesday is sure to be a sneak peek for Jackson’s new EP.

By Sonja Grunfeld