Seth Kauffmans Park the Van label debut, Research, was sorely slept on in 2007. That may be part of the reason the prolific iconoclast adopted the band name Floating Action for his subsequent output, which has included a self-titled album, a free-to-download live album and a lackadaisical Daytrotter session. Now traveling as a quartet, Floating Action is playing Kauffmans bluesy, Caribbean-flecked pop as part of a tour with three other acts on Park the Vanthe label that launched Dr. Dog. Theres the reverbed garage-soul of New Orleans Generationals, the jittery alt-country of Tucsons Golden Boots and the California-steeped spookiness of L.A.s own Eagle Winged Palace. Each band inhabits its own quirky world, upending expectations with much whimsy and charisma.
Thu., July 30, 9 p.m., 2009