The Sweatshop Band performs at 9 p.m. today at Jefferson State Pub, 31B Water St., Ashland.

The band, which formed in Moscow, Idaho, about seven years ago while its members were attending the University of Idaho, is now based in Portland. Playing original music laced with reflections of ska, new wave and bluegrass, band members describe themselves as a pop band with no direction.

Admission costs $3. Call 482-7718.