Thurs., May 23, Ozomatli
Assembly, 9 p.m., $25-$30
Ozomatli is like biblical Noah's very own house band, taking from every style under the sun and housing them in lively foot-tapping jams. Formed initially to support a multicultural activist co-op in Los Angeles, the group evolved into one of the finest party bands extant. Its panglobal sound is deeply informed by Latin music, hip-hop, funk and rock, though its five studio albums hop untold musical borders with impunity. Last September, Ozomatli released the family-friendly Ozokidz disc. While its albums have continually grown more eclectic, the performances still put your gluteus maximus into effect with infectious, deep-seated grooves; lovely, inventive melodies; intelligence; and obvious passion. 1000 K Street, www.ozomatli.com.