I’ll start with “stuff to do.”
I encourage Birmingham folks to check out the Every Drop event tomorrow, which benefits the Cahaba River Society. It has local food, drinks, music and prizes (and a very special lady helped with the planning.)
Friday, a new metal band in Montgomery will make their debut. They’re called Necropocalypse, and they’re playing with .50 Cal Syndicate at Head on the Door.
Saturday is the 9th Annual Autism Crawfish Boil, followed by the River Region Rollergirls bout against the Rome Rollergirls, and later that night is Kids on Coffee with special guests X-Ray Vision from Columbus, Ga.
Congrats to my friends in the band gates (from NJ) for their recent write-up in Alternative Press magazine.
If you’re looking for some new music, be sure to check out the Murder by Death “As You Wish: kickstarter covers.”
When they did a fundraiser last year in advance of the release of “Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon,” they had a pricing option where the donor could choose a song for them to cover.
In the “sad news” category, the band Gifts from Enola is calling it quits. They released their latest, “A Healthy Fear,” last year, and I highly recommend giving it a listen. It’s a great album.
And two popular writers – Sam Harris (The End of Faith, etc.) and Glenn Greenwald (The Guardian) – are not seeing eye-to-eye on some issues that involve charges of “racism” and “Islamaphobia.” Harris has published an email exchange between the two (with Greenwald’s permission.) I think it’s worth reading. Check it out here.