Brooklyn-based Rubblebucket is a frantic eight-piece rock 'n' roll phenomenon. Its influences are wide; world-beat, soulful brass, New Wave, synth-pop, and funk all come together into a polyrhythmic world-beat thunder. The band's sound — an assault of bass, guitar, B-3 organ, drums, horns, and percussion — isn't easily placed and as unique as can be. It's all topped off with a dash of indie-pop for kicks. There may not be pure rock and roll left, but Rubblebucket carries the legacy proudly.
Rubblebucket performs Friday, December 27, 8 p.m., at Water Street Music Hall, 204 North Water St., $15, waterstreetmusic.com.