Sat., June 15, Joy & Madness
Assembly, 9 p.m., $10
Six former members of the Nibblers—including 2012 Sammies award-winning singer-songwriter Hans Eberbach—comprise Sacramento soul and funk group Joy & Madness. The band cites James Brown, Galactic and Otis Redding as influences, but its horn section's tight staccato blasts that back Eberbach's dynamic vocals are more reminiscent of Oakland's Tower of Power. Add in the pounding rhythm section of Jeremy Springer (keyboards), Andrew Enberg (drums) and Nyxi Rehfeld (bass), and you have a band that is sure to cause some rump-shaking action this Saturday night at Assembly. Dane Drewis, Roem Baur and Steven Roth open the show. 1000 K Street, Suite 100; www.joyandmadness.com.