Great Plains, appearing at Saturday's Parking Lot Blowout

Before I bang out for a long weekend, I thought I'd run down the best shows of the weekend, starting with tonight's metal massacre at Carabar, 115 Parsons Ave. Forget about those Downtown explosions; Colossus will go boom in Olde Towne East. The Raleigh rockers have been practically adopted as locals by the Carabar crowd, and they'll be joined by actual locals Deerhead and North Carolina bretheren Thunderlip.

Tomorrow's F Yeah Fest tour stop at Skylab, 57 E. Gay St., should be amazing. Find details here.

And if you go to one concert this weekend, make it the third annual Here Comes Your Weekend Parking Lot Blowout from 3 p.m. until late Saturday at Surly Girl Saloon, 1120 N. High St. I have coverage in the paper, but it isn't linkable just yet, so for details check the Columbus Music Co-op website.

Well... here comes your weekend! Enjoy.