Jul. 29 & 30: Buggin’ Out in Petaluma & Fairfax

Psychedelic funk-rock band Insects vs Robots employ an unusual mix of instruments: violin, charango, harp, banjo, kazoo, harmonium, megaphone and sitar. The Venice-based five-piece specialize in frenzied, experimental dance jams, and they embark this week on a West Coast tour with two stops in the North Bay, bringing their newest crop of otherworldly thrash-folk art rock to Zodiacs on Wednesday, July 29 (265 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma; 9pm; free; 707.773.7751), and then to 19 Broadway Club on Thursday, July 30 (17 Broadway Blvd., Fairfax; 9pm; free; 415.459.1091).