Merced will be the location of a special night of music and film today at the Multicultural Arts Center.
The night will include a screening of the film "Pass the Music" a indie documentary featuring live performances and interviews with dozens of bands that make up the East Los Angeles music scene, according to a Downtown Life magazine press release.
In addition to the screening, there will be live performances by Los Angeles bands Radar Bros. and Radars to the Sky, both of which are featured in the film.
The producers of "Pass the Music," Ryan Maples and Jason Tovar, will be on hand to answer questions afterward. "Pass the Music" paints a beautiful and sometimes tragic picture of the area, which has produced bands like The Happy Hollows, The Henry Clay People, and The Movies and Seasons, the release said.
"We're both huge music fans and we just started shooting a lot of shows," Maples said in the release. "We thought we could do documentaries about different pockets of the L.A. music scene. Before we knew it, we had more and more footage than we expected."
A veteran band with eight studio albums to their credit, the Radar Bros. are touring in support of their new album, "Eight."
Friday will be their second trip to Merced in four years.
Behind frontman Jim Putnam, the Radar Bros. have been a staple of the Southern California music scene.
The band's had a fair share of success, landing tours with Modest Mouse, Teenage Fanclub, and most recently opening for Beck at the Wiltern Theatre.
Doors for the show open at 6 p.m.
For more information, visit www.thedlm.com.