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by Ryan Snyder

Eat. Watch football. Shop. Eat. Rewatch season two of “Eastbound and Down.” Eat again. For one of the two weeks of the year where there’s little to see live music-wise, the options are still plentiful. Tonight at Greene Street Club, Zoso stakes their claim to the title of “World’s Greatest Led Zeppelin Tribute Band,” while Modern Robot likes their rock a little more experimental and instrumental at the Green Bean.

Upon recovering from your tryptophan-induced coma, Jon Fox & the Crooked Wheels will be there to greet you on Thursday. No, that’s not a pet name for our local football franchise; they’re playing with Tim Betts Band and the Tim Rowan Projekt at the Blind Tiger. Have your turkey with a side of whiskey with the Chris Lane Band at Johnny & June’s.

Wind down the blackest of Fridays with an eclectic showcase of local rock featuring Subterranean Bums, the Leeves and the Old One-Two at the Blind Tiger. Alt-country proves it hasn’t jumped the shark thanks to Joe Blevins, a solo set by American Aquarium’s BJ Barham and Backrow Baptists at the Garage. Charleston’s Megan Jean and the KFB’s join Matty Sheets & the Blockheads for a bootstompin’ good time at the Green Bean.

It’s a couple days late, but there’s still time for Thanksjammin’ on Saturday with Electric Soul Pandemic, Yesterdays Gravy and Wax Planet at the Blind Tiger. Old favorites gather like leftover comfort food at the Garage, with a double bill by Possum Jenkins and Lee Terry & the Near Strangers. Illinois electro-rockers Dr. Manhattan were supposed to play a date at the Green Bean, but lineup turmoil predictably led to their demise earlier this month. Chris Scott will take their place alongside Pilgrim X and Sift.

On Tuesday, hit Viva la Vox with hosts Translyvania Transport Company at the Garage, while ain’t no party like a Holy Ghost party, presented by WUAG with Avocado Happy Hour and Dustin Wong at the Green Bean. If you’re angry about returning to work, don’t fret. Take your aggression out on Skeletonwitch at Legitimate Business.