by Kirsty Evans
Named for the number of tracks, 17 is classic folksy, bluesy Americana. What listeners might not expect is the occasional reggae influences that show up on some songs. The addition of reggae is a nice touch, and it fits well with the band's overall sound. Lyrics are entertainingly messed up.
At House of Shields (39 New Montgomery St., San Francisco) on January 23. 10 p.m., $5