Word of mouth on Skerik’s Syncopated Taint Septet has spread like wildfire. Skerik’s tenure includes time spent alongside such luminaries as Roger Waters, American Music Club’s Mark Eitzel, Tuatara and Les Claypool (with whom he is still actively playing). The band is on tour supporting Husky, its latest release on Hyena Records. It’s a veritable hodgepodge of junk-in-the-trunk jazz eclipsed by a worldly understanding of groove and hip-hop beats. Also along for the ride is the Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, an improvisational trio with a penchant for pop culture. (The set list can include wild interpretations of the Flaming Lips, Björk and Brian Wilson). Get yourself over to Harlow’s, located at 2708 J Street, on Tuesday at 9 p.m. for a night of unabashed good-time music. Tickets are $12.50 in advance and $15 at the door. Visit www.syncopatedtaint.com for more information.