By Morgan Bryce
Associate Editor

The Athens-based indie-rock group “Family and Friends” will look to rock the house at downtown Opelika’s John Emerald Distillery this Friday night.
Promoting their first-ever full album “Felix Culpa,” the group’s stop in Opelika is being organized by Cottonseed Studios and comes early in their nationwide tour, which will conclude Nov. 9 in Seattle.
Reviews for the 12-track release have been mostly positive, which deals with the transformation from being a youth to becoming an adult and balancing the hectic road schedule that comes with being a musician.
“On their first full-length album (following two E.P. releases), Family and Friends juggle maturity in their personal and musical lives with Felix Culpa, entering ‘Youth and Young’ with an adrenaline beat to match early age potential before settling into a confident pace to embrace the unknown life ahead in better days,” states an excerpt of an album review for Felix Culpa on
Tickets are available through, and range from $15 – $20 in cost.
For more information, visit www.cottonseedstudios or
The distillery is located at 706 N. Railroad Ave.