Eight Gigs: Hollow Point Stumblers

Fri., Feb. 27, 8 p.m., Shine, $5

Until recently, Juan Kuffner was a well-known, eccentric character around New Orleans. His group Zydepunks was an eclectic hodgepodge of punk rock, Balkan, Latin, country and soul, not unlike Gogol Bordello. They even got a writeup in Rolling Stone magazine. Then a couple years ago, Kuffner relocated to Sacramento and put Zydepunks on hiatus. Sacramento now gets the privilege of seeing his new project, the Hollow Point Stumblers. It's a big group with members coming from our jazz, Celtic and indie scenes. The group mixes a lot of styles into a big mess of drunken dance music—but not so much punk. 1400 E Street, www.facebook.com/hollowpointstumblers.