Rubblebucket's set at the El Korah Shrine on March 29 started 30 minutes late. Nobody seemed too irritated, though, especially when the music started. The Brooklyn, New York-based band's balance of sweet, light pop and bouncy funk got people dancing, crowd-surfing and cheering wildly. Lead singer Kalmia Traver's friendly, engaging stage presence made the chicken-scratch guitar, cheery horns and rock-steady rhythm section even more irresistible.
"Why can't it always be fun?" Traver sang on "Origami."
"Always, always, always," the crowd chanted back.