You can read about some of this week's high-profile shows elsewhere here on DO Savannah's site, but it's worth emphasizing that the city's flourishing music scene has been serving up great gigs just about every night of 2014 so far.

So here are a few of the weekend gigs that jump out at me.

In less than three years, the young string band City Hotel has become a staple of the Savannah scene with an eclectic mix of traditional bluegrass and other styles.

On Jan. 24, City Hotel performs at The Jinx, which has over the years become one of the city's top venues for seemingly disparate styles - everything from metal to country. Adam Klein from Athens will open that gig with his "rustic country folk music."

On Jan. 25, there are more good shows than any one person can likely attend.

Popular singer-songwriters Lauren Lapointe and Jefferson Ross will perform at The Sentient Bean, one of the city's most consistent all-ages venues. That show will start at 8 p.m.

Also on Jan. 25, The Sapphire Bullets of Pure Love, featuring the Bonaventure Horns, will host their annual winter dance party in the grand hall of the Knights of Columbus at 3 W. Liberty St.

The KofC should be a great venue for the big sound of the Bullets.

Tickets are $20 and available at Portman's Music and at the venue. That show also has an early start time of 8 p.m.

If you're looking for later shows on Jan. 25, The Jinx will be taken over by two punk acts: The Attack from Orlando and Savannah-based Crazy Man Crazy. The Attack was in town recently opening for The Business, and Crazy Man Crazy just keeps getting better and better.

Niche, one of Savannah's most talented rock bands, will be at Hang Fire on Jan. 25. Brother Hawk and Stonerider will be opening. Neither of those bands seem to have big local followings, but both are well-established in the Atlanta scene.

On Jan. 28, Swear and Shake's winter tour stops at The Wormhole. That show has been arranged by Wagatail Productions, as has the Martin Sexton gig at The Wormhole on Feb. 5.

Some of you will recall that Wagatail regularly booked big shows at Live Wire Music Hall before the River Street club closed about a year ago.

If you like any form of music that falls into the big category of Americana, I imagine you'll like Swear and Shake. Tickets for that Tuesday gig are just $7.

You can find out more details about these gigs on Facebook and on the relevant websites.

Bill Dawers writes City Talk in the Savannah Morning News and blogs at Savannah Unplugged ( He can be reached via