Don't let the word "jam" throw you. Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band play tart and poppy kid-friendly songs, with an emphasis on harmonies and rhythms. No noodling allowed.
The most appealing thing about this San Francisco-based, all-female group is its range. Blame Sally's folk sound comes through on its cover of Fleetwood Mac's "Never Going Back Again," but the band also mixes rock, blues, country and funk.
Ryan Spearman calls upon folk and blues music -- fiddle, guitar, banjo and mandolin -- to create a sound that reflects his Midwestern roots.
Last night, Off Broadway was seen in rare and formal form, set up with chairs and tables like a ritzy New York nightclub. The only thing missing were flickering jazz-club candles in glass jars.
Dots Not Feathers opened the evening announcing the release of their new EP, Come Back To Bed. They dressed the stage and doused the audience with harmonies and intricate instrumentals.