Eight Gigs: Said the Shotgun

Fri., Jan. 16, 6 p.m., Blue Lamp, $5

Most people think of blues-rock as a heavy, driving sound. While local duo Said the Shotgun certainly has its share of meaty riffs, it seems to marry a classic laid-back Delta Blues sound with a more psychedelic, atmospheric sound. There's also a lot of twang and slide guitar, giving the songs more depth. The sound of the bayou isn't far from them either—and there are even influences of the '60s British rock bands like the Rolling Stones, the Animals and the Yardbirds. In other words, the music is dynamic, subtle and passionate. STS formed only about a year ago, and its debut album, Snake Oil, is scheduled for release this spring. 1400 Alhambra Boulevard, www.facebook.com/saidtheshotgun.