It wasn’t easy for the Macrotones to kick their way onto the Boston music scene. Though informally an Afrobeat outfit, the Charlestown 10-piece ostensibly doubles as a jam band, which is actually quite anomalous on the local indie rock landscape. Nevertheless, they’ve stuck it our for more than half-a-decade now, and regularly pack venues to the rafters. Check the Macrotones at their home base of Johnny D’s this Saturday performing tracks from their new 6-track EP, Darvava. Plus a set from the dance funk crew Evolfo Doofhet.
[Sat 12.7.13. 17 Holland St., Somerville. 9pm/21+/$10. @TheMacrotones. johnnyds.com]