As part of the 20th-anniversary shows at Alex’s Bar this weekend, the LBC club hosts Fishbone in a Sunday-afternoon set. The funk-punk-ska-soul insurrectionists have always been a dazzling, energetic force of nature, and leaders Angelo Moore and John Norwood Fisher have kept the L.A. band thriving through numerous lineup and style changes. In their early days, Fishbone pumped up ska and funk rhythms with a punk-rock drive, but over the years they’ve also expanded their sound with forays into soul-music dreaminess and hard-rock fury. Fishbone are billed with local ska-reggae combo The Delirians at the Sunday matinee, while SoCal ska veterans Hepcat headline the first two nights of the Alex’s Bar anniversary on Friday and Saturday (arrive early on Saturday to catch openers Cutty Flam, a charmingly strange local garage-roots-pop band).
Alex’s Bar, 2913 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach; Sun., Jan. 12, 2 p.m.; $25; ages 21 & over. (562) 434-8292, alexsbar.com.