From this week's Music Board pages:
Unusual Suspects and Starfish & Coffee at Cumberland's, Fri. Oct. 12
Alt-rock quartet The Unusual Suspects
— bassist Al Gardner, singer/guitarist Matt Megrue, drummer Brian McMickle, and guitarist Matt Kelley — return to town behind a new disc titled The Coney Island EP
, a follow-up to 2005’s Photograph
. Megrue and McMickle are based in Charleston while Kelley and Gardner are in Atlanta.
Headliner Starfish & Coffee features guitarist Ross Childress, who spent 10 years with the commercially successful rock group Collective Soul as the band’s lead guitarist, cowriter, and backing vocalist before stepping into this new project. Their melodic rock fits nicely next to Fountains of Wayne and Foo Fighters. Showtime is 10 p.m.