Creative Loafing kicks off DRINK WEEK, a drunken eight-day safari through Atlanta's various bar scenes beginning at the Star Bar. In addition to the debauchery for debauchery's sake, the show also doubles as a send-off party for local power-trash and garage-pop foursome the Howlies, who will be en route to Austin, Texas, to play several South by Southwest shows, including a CL-sponsored showcase at Austin's Galaxy Room a week later. Lloyd's Rock Steady Revue plays its regularly scheduled Wednesday night set of reggae-inflected soul, jazz, funk and ska jams. DJ Boss Jonesy will spin records between bands and until last call. Free before 9 p.m.; $5. 8 p.m. Star Bar, 437 Moreland Ave. 404-681-9018. www.starbar.net. Visit clatl.com/funandfree for a complete Drink Week schedule.