Eight Gigs: Joy and Madness

Thu., Nov. 19, 6:30 p.m., Crest Theatre, $20-$45

Local funk-soul ensemble Joy and Madness had a bit of a tumultuous past. It formed in early 2013 as the original Nibblers lineup was falling apart at the seams. Joy and Madness' formation was both a time of celebration and a time of pure craziness, hence what is obviously a perfect band name. The band's members have always been solid soul players who breathed new life into many an obscure '70s soul-funk tune, but they've also penned some originals, and presently they are celebrating the release of their new EP, Little Bright World, as they open for the great Ozomatli. It's a fun, emotive and at times crazy dance record. 1013 K Street, www.joyandmadness.com.