“I cannot be me without everyone I see/I am a reflection of my whole community,” Angelo Moore declares on Fishbone’s recent song “Interdependent.” As Rocky George unrolls a superbly slinky funk-guitar riff, Moore concludes, “We’re intrinsically intertwined with our reality.” Fishbone calls upon that community for the local funk-punk band’s third annual Crazy Glue XXX-Xmas show, which also includes the funked-out New Orleans vibraphonist Mike Dillon (Les Claypool, Karl Denson), Weapon of Choice “rubbabox” maestro Lonnie Marshall and the accurately named tribute group Rap Sabbath. The new generation is well represented by L.A. duo The Bots, who gleefully smash through genre barriers, juxtaposing melodic-pop jangle (“No One Knows”), furious hardcore punk (“Northern Lights”), hard rock (“All I Really Want”) and metallic funk (“5:17”). Much like early Fishbone, The Bots find the connection between youthful punk rebellion and free-flowing, funky expressiveness.

Fri., Dec. 19, 7:30 p.m., 2014
(Expired: 12/19/14)

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