jazzy blues, 9 p.m.
In 2010 Blair Crimmins and the Hookers released The Musical Stylings Of, a lively blast of hot jazz and ragtime flair that had people far and wide doing the Charleston. Crimmins and his backing band bring plenty of playfulness to their music with songs like “Hookers on the Rag,” “This Modern World,” and “Can’t Fake a Smile.” Recently, Crimmins and the Hookers released their second album, Sing-a-Longs, which moves out of the music of the ’20s and ’30s and into the big-band bounce of the ’40s. Tracks vacillate from the cabaret swing of “The Krog Street Strut” to the gentle soft-shoe of “I Love You That’s All,” and the flying, Glenn Miller-ish, “Run That Rabbit Down.” The sound’s more full-bodied and wall-to-wall than The Musical Stylings Of, and the pace isn’t as breakneck, which allows more room for Crimmins’ seductive vocals to come through. It’s a fine second chapter. —Chris Parker