Don't hold your breath or put the windshield frost-scrapers back in the garage til next October. Not yet.
But the thaw is coming, and Saturday might be a good time to practice what might be known as the Rock Hop - a musical pub crawl wherein the Thirsty Listener moves from one venue to the next to get a maximum sampling of tunes.
For your consideration, then, see if you can hit all of the following shows - but drive safely!
• Bedroom Rehab Corporation headlines New London's Oasis Pub on a bill that includes Harborlights and Warm. Expect glorious gloom, ambient sludgery, and full-throttle power.
• New York's all-female metal tribute act, Thunderbox, featuring New London native Natalie Mustang, performs at the Brown Derby in Uncasville.
• Sinner's Inc. - long-popular in the area under the name Brewzer - return in this new guise to the Bank Street Cafe for a night of maximum volume and speed-riffage.
- RICK KOSTER
Bedroom Rehab Corporation, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oasis Pub, 16 Bank St., New London; $5; (860) 447-3929.
Thunderbox, 9 p.m. Saturday, the Brown Derby, 158 Norwich/New London Turnpike, Uncasville; $5; (860) 848-3407.
Sinner's Inc., 10 p.m. Saturday, Bank Street Cafe, 637 Bank St., New London; $5; (860) 444-1444.