Music Scene: Cosmic Charlie, Nashville Pussy

Cosmic Charlie

Renowned Grateful Dead cover band Cosmic Charlie will perform at The Pour House on Saturday.

The band originally intended to perform its brand of Grateful Dead covers as a "one-night-only" act for a Jerry Garcia birthday tribute more than a decade ago, but when the group began receiving offers for large gigs, the hobby became a full-time project for its revolving cast of members.

The group's renditions are precise, fluid and focus more on the spirit of The Dead in their quest to pay homage than mirroring a sound that many consider impossible to replicate.

Doors open on Saturday at 9 p.m. with the show starting at 10 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 the day of the show, and are available at the door or online at CharlestonPourHouse.StrangerTickets.com.

Go to CharlestonPourHouse.com or call 571-4343 for more information.

Since the mid-'90s Nashville Pussy has been scrapping its way up the ranks of the punk and hard rock underground without compromise, becoming a band with the kind of grit and dedication that underground diehards frequently praise.

The Atlanta-based quartet has preserved itself as one of only a few true rock 'n' roll acts still standing from the '90s, following the mainstream influx of nu-metal, pop, hip-hop and electronic music over the years.

Part of that survival hinges on the band's theatrical image and six-album song catalog of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. The other part from having their songs featured in movies like "Super Troopers" and TV shows such as "The Sopranos" and "Entourage," while the group's well-envisioned songwriting and live execution has earned the group a Grammy nomination and strong album reviews over the course of its nearly two-decade existence.

Nashville Pussy will perform Sunday at the Tin Roof, 1117 Magnolia Road. Tickets are $10 at the door with the show set to begin at 9 p.m. Go to the Tin Roof's Facebook page or call 571-0775 for more info.