Some news and some events this weekend, starting tonight

The weekend is finally upon us, and I noticed some events that look like they’ll be a good time.

Tonight in Birmingham, is presenting Voices in the Trees, Five Shot Jack (which features some former members of Rowe), Twin Heart Trap and Justin Flave Turberville (formerly of the band Bearhead). The show is at Matthews Bar and Grill.

Tonight in Montgomery, Head on the Door has Anniston-based McPherson Struts. No cover, 10 p.m., 21+.

For Saturday, it’s football season, which is a months-long religious ceremony in the South. So if you’re not into football, you may have to do some traveling to find something going on. I see the Plug Uglies are hosting a benefit for the Autism Learning Center in Columbus, Ga. Some good bands are on that show. Also, Gadsden-based Beach Side Property is having their CD release show. You can hear songs from their album, “The Days Left,” on their Bandcamp page.

Sunday, AlleyBAR in Montgomery is hosting the Banditos and Megan Jean and the KFB. Johnny Veres and Beth Hataway (formerly of Hellakopta of Love) will be opening the show. I’ve seen Johnny, Beth and Banditos before, and I can attest that they are more than worth the $5 cover, but I’ve heard nothing but positive and glowing reviews for Megan Jean and the KFB from people in multiple states all around the Southeast, so definitely check them out. I think this may be their first time playing Montgomery, so let’s give them a warm welcome. They’ve got a 5 p.m. start time on the event, so you can still get to work the next morning.

In other news, I’ll soon be releasing a piano version of the song “Ocean” from my last solo album, “The Final Scene.” The cover art is currently up on Instagram (@joshcarples). If you like my solo stuff, and you’re on Facebook, click “Like” on my artist page to keep up with developments on this and other upcoming solo releases.

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