Treefort 2015: With Rubblebucket, It Can Always Be Fun

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Rubblebucket's Kalmia Traver invites the crowd to sing along. - BEN SCHULTZ
  • Ben Schultz
  • Rubblebucket's Kalmia Traver invites the crowd to sing along.

Rubblebucket's set at the El Korah Shrine on March 29 started 30 minutes late. Nobody seemed too irritated, though, especially when the music started. The Brooklyn, New York-based band's balance of sweet, light pop and bouncy funk got people dancing, crowd-surfing and cheering wildly. Lead singer Kalmia Traver's friendly, engaging stage presence made the chicken-scratch guitar, cheery horns and rock-steady rhythm section even more irresistible.

"Why can't it always be fun?" Traver sang on "Origami."

"Always, always, always," the crowd chanted back.