L.A.Drones are experimental dance-music insurrectionists composed of Mr. Pablo (vocals, saxophone, programming) and Darlingtonia Brackets (vocals, synthesizers). The duo manufacture arty electronic passages that they say are influenced by everything from Terry Riley–style minimalism, The Velvet Underground’s fuzzy subversion and Krautrock explorations to techno, acid house and dub reggae. On their 2019 full-length album, I Can’t Stop to Dance This Shit, Ms. Bracket and Mr. Pablo exchange whispery confidences against a backdrop of bubbling new-wave beats and synthesized artifice, including a charmingly daft Spanish-language makeover of Brian Eno’s “Baby’s on Fire.” The bill also includes a relatively rare performance by The Centimeters, the ’90s L.A. band fronted by Max Gomberg and Nora Keyes (Fancy Space People), who twist together outré cabaret-pop fixations and bent melodies with utterly strange layers of noise, art, darkness and sonic mystery. Plus Toucan.
Zebulon, 2478 Fletcher Dr., L.A.; Sat., Jan. 18, 9 p.m.; free; ages 21 & over. (323) 663-6927, www.eventbrite.com/e/la-drones-record-release-the-centimeters-toucan-tickets-87992958307.