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The ten best concerts this weekend: Nov. 16-18

Aw yeah! It's Friday! TGIF and all that. Ready to rock and pop the top of a few colds ones? Too early to start thinking about cold ones? You just barely finished your coffee? Pffth! In the words of Mr. Jackson, it's five o'clock somewhere. Anyhow, yeah, the weekend. Brace yourself, amigos. There's an unreal amount of choice music to soundtrack your downtime. If you're a completist with proclivity for planning your own itinerary, we've got a comprehensive list of all the shows in our concert calendar. If you'd prefer a more curated approach, however, we've put together a list of the ten best concerts this weekend. Keep reading to get the full rundown.

See also: - Brian King of Japandroids on Husker Du, the Gun Club and the lost art of album art - David Eugene Edwards of Wovenhand on the influence of Middle Eastern music - Gramatik on joining Pretty Lights Music - Brent Loveday of Reno Divorce: "Originality is the evolution of influence" - Meet Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band - With Pioneer, the Mesa Rockers Step Away From Warner Bros.

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