Being in possession of the funk means never having to compromise for the sake of other genres, including rocanrol. Just ask the Isley Brothers about that. These dudes have been arbiters of all that is sublimely syncopated since before the rise of the rock and roll machine in the late 1950s. Beginning with a soulful and sexy iteration of “Twist and Shout” and continuing through the next five decades—while enunciating, describing, influencing and manifesting the very definitions of soul, R&B and funk—the Isley Brothers are the epitome of American music: innovative yet respectful of tradition in their search for sounds that will cause delirious, delightful dancing at the drop of a hat. Currently a duo comprised of vocalist Ronald and multi-instrumentalist Ernie, these progenitors of American pop will perform work from their considerable oeuvre at Sandia Casino and Resort Amphitheater (30 Rainbow Road NE) on Sunday, June 11, beginning at 7pm. The Commodores, whose hits include the ever popular paean to our national building aesthetics, “Brick House,” and featuring founding funkmeister William “Wak” King, open these pulsating proceedings. Tickets for this groovy good time range in price from $30-45.