In 2006, the Chicago ska-punk group Lucky Boys Confusion announced they were going on hiatus. It's difficult to tell whether the group will ever record another new album, as various band members seem to be more focused on their new bands, but nonetheless they've continued to tour together behind . . .
Fourteen years after their novelty single "Cold Beverage" became a fluke MTV hit, rapping frat boy G. Love is still touring with his Special Sauce behind the same basic shtick, a groove-oriented hodgepodge of hip-hop, blues and folk.
Rusted Root headlines an 8 p.m. show at the Rave. They stand out from other jam bands for a variety of reasons, chief among them the fact that they have a bona fide hit single under their belt: the mid-'90s radio staple "Send Me On My Way" (a poppy track that sounds like David Byrne walked in on Paul Simon's Graceland sessions). A slow but steady stream of albums has followed, but the band has dedicated much of its time to the road, where members can stretch out their tribal grooves and Grateful Dead-like jams.