There is so much awesome music happening this weekend that a digest-style reminder is in order. And this isn't even including all the traditional and modern Irish music going down at the Dublin Irish Festival all weekend.

Friday brings Carabar's fifth anniversary party, the Miranda Sound/Kopaz reunion at Skully's, a hot slate of local newbies including Way Yes at Kobo, indie-friendly hip-hop upstarts Chiddy Bang at BOMA and a pretty splendid TRIO Showcase at Circus with Phantods, Two Cow Garage and The Lost Revival. There are also Andyman tributes at The Summit and his former homestead, The Treehouse.

Saturday's slate includes House of Heroes' album release show at Skully's, night two of The Treehouse's Andyman tribute and another Andyman tribute/memorial at Kobo. Exwhites guitarist Aleks Shaulov is throwing a show in honor of his birthday, and so am I.