Eight Gigs: Said the Shotgun

Sat., April 18, 9 p.m., Old Ironsides, $5

Sacramento bluesy rock band Said the Shotgun started working on its debut album Snake Oil about a year ago, just months after playing together for the first time. Members cite influences from previous hometowns, including polar opposites Los Angeles and the Mississippi Delta, as well as rootsy, Americana classics and British rock 'n' roll. As a duo of guitar and drums, Said the Shotgun channels the energies of other duos such as the Black Keys, the White Stripes and Royal Blood. On Saturday, celebrate the release of Snake Oil along with local folk-rock band the Sealegs and local space-rock band Infinite Vastness. 1901 10th Street, www.saidtheshotgun.com.