Football returns to Tuscaloosa and that means a return of the RBR guide to night life in Tuscaloosa and Birmingham. The game has a 6:30 p.m. kickoff so you can have stay out late on Friday night and still make it to the game on Saturday with plenty of rest.
TUSCALOOSA ON FRIDAY
My pick for Friday night in Tuscaloosa this weekend is to go to Green Bar. They've got a triple bill of The Grenadines, The Cancers, and Street Violence. I've never seen Street Violence, but the other two bands are quite a bit of fun and I'm guessing Street Violence probably is too because those other bands wouldn't share a bill with someone that sucks. That gets going at 9:00 p.m.
BIRMINGHAM ON FRIDAY
Though it doesn't interest me personally, one of the guys from Jump Little Children is playing at WorkPlay at 8:00 p.m.That show is $10. Figured some of y'all might be interested though. La Resistance, who I haven't heard, but have heard good things about is playing at Bottletree at 9:00 p.m. $10 cover. There's a clip on the Bottletree website if you're inclined to check it out.
If you make it in town during the day on Friday, I highly suggest going to check out the Birmingham Museum of Art's Who Shot Rock & Roll exhibit. The exhibit finishes its run this Sunday so this weekend will be your last weekend to check it out. I can't recommend it highly enough. It's also open all day Saturday and Sunday.
If you happen to be into classical music, the Alabama Symphony Orchestra is having their opening weekend concert Friday night at 8:00 p.m. at the Alys Stephens Center. They're performing the work of Liszt, Strauss and Wagner. I saw them perform last Sunday and they were in fine form.
Kind of a slow week as far as quality music entertainment goes in both places, but I'm sure you all will find a watering hole at which to have fun. Regarding Saturday, well it's a night game and any planned event is going to start well before the game is over and you're all going to just wander into bars anyway, so I think you've got your Saturday covered. As always, check out our guys on the ground in Tuscaloosa at WellThatsCool.com for a locals point of view. The video podcast is always worth watching.