There can be a fine line between a band with a good groove and a background band. Minneapolis band Sound System Sabotage seems to have distinguished this line and knows how to stay on the right side of it. The live dub band mixes jazz with world music flavor and bright percussion. The songs have a trance-like atmosphere with just enough variations throughout the songs to keep things interesting and unexpected.

The band plays as part of World Beat Wednesday at Icehouse, bringing a fresh alternative to the standard singer/songwriter sound common at local venues. Sound System Sabotage lights up the Icehouse scene and is the perfect way to start your week’s downward slope into the weekend. 9:30 p.m. (doors at 9 p.m.) $5. 21+ —RO

Icehouse, 2528 Nicollet Ave. S., Mpls., 612-276-6523,