7 p.m. Saturday, May 9 / Strummer’s, 833 E. Fern. Ave. / $16-$20 / All ages / (559) 485-5356, www.strummersclub.com
The members of the Los Angeles power trio Philm make a formidably grouping.
Its guitarist, Gerry Nestler, was a founding member of the progressive metal band Civil Defiance; its bassist, Pancho Tomaselli, splits time with a gig in the classic funk band War. The drummer, Dave Lombardo, helped create 1980s thrash metal with the band Slayer and played the avant-garde rock band Fantômas, with Faith No More vocalist Mike Patton and Melvins’ guitarist Buzz Osborne.
Together, their music is sonic wave of funk, jazz and metal.
The band released its second album, “Fire From The Evening Sun,” last September and has a third release in the works.