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Ten Great Local Shows for Fourth of July Weekend

Although the vast majority of us are going to spend the Fourth of July weekend reaching high levels of slovenly behavior, mind-numbing consumption, and ill-advised conversations about the state of our nation, some folks actually have to work. And, though gas station attendants, doctors, police, and Target employees all deserve a few kudos for their sacrifices, we're talking about the plight of the local musician and venues for a moment.

Do a solid for the many local artists who have decided to work this weekend, and get to a couple of the robust shows ahead. Even if it's pretty much a certainty that none of these acts will cover Miley Cyrus' "Party in the U.S.A." -- and please correct me if I am wrong -- this is a chance to put that whole "angry American" persona on the shelf for a couple days and revel in free speech with accompaniment created by your neighbors.

Here are our picks for tonight, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.

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Reed Fischer
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