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Electronica experimentalist Derek Morton once fronted a band that consisted only of keyboards and guitar-effect pedals; nowadays, he constitutes half of the Arlington-based computer-enhanced outfit Mikroknytes. And while the masses employ Game Boy units to tame Pokémon’s addictive pocket monsters, Morton prefers to view the compact time-waster as a beat-making bonanza. Aided by the German sequencing program Nanoloop, Morton’s Game Boy will morph into his instrument of choice at the inaugural TECHCLUB: Open Minijax event. The unconventional gathering is one of five Morton will present to provide a forum for that peculiar breed of electronic musician who performs with doctored laptops, transformed kiddie toys, and other unexpected sources. If you’d like to be among them, e-mail Morton to register at derek@mikroknytes.com. Plug in at 9 p.m. on the Black Cat’s Backstage, 1811 14th St. NW. $5. (202) 667-7960. (Craig Smith)