With a cool combination of soul, reggae, dub and jazz, The Slackers, formed in Manhattan in 1991, are a rootsy ska band whose sound harkens back to genre pioneers The English Beat and The Specials. Led by singer and organist Vic Ruggiero, whose lyrics tell immersing, relatable stories, the band features a tight rhythm section with all-star horn players who keep the crowds dancing all night long.
9pm. $15. The Blind Pig, 208 S. First St. 734-996-8555. blindpigmusic.com