What kind of rubble is in this bucket? Some shards of Stereolab's suave psychedelic pop; jagged bits of Dirty Projectors' boundary-bursting avant rock; well-preserved decades-old Afrobeat compilations; perhaps a pinch of Os Mutantes gravel littered here and there. The Boston-founded, Brooklyn-based Rubblebucket is an ensemble of voracious culture consumers, a prototypical art-student party band for a post-globalization world.

What kind of rubble is in this bucket? Some shards of Stereolab's suave psychedelic pop; jagged bits of Dirty Projectors' boundary-bursting avant rock; well-preserved decades-old Afrobeat compilations; perhaps a pinch of Os Mutantes gravel littered here and there. The Boston-founded, Brooklyn-based Rubblebucket is an ensemble of voracious culture consumers, a prototypical art-student party band for a post-globalization world.

Stepdad, a Michigan band that applies a similar sensibility to the far narrower (but just as fertile) field of goofy '80s synth-pop, will open Wednesday's show at The Basement.