Weekend Round-Up: Mardi Gras Style

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So. Mardi Gras was this week. Crazy, right? What a bunch of freaks! All right. That's all I've got.

As far as local happenings go, rock-wise, this weekend certainly isn't the strongest we've seen in ages, but it's not so bad. There are options. Tonight, for instance, you've got Tonie Joy and his Slow Bull at Springwater, a George Harrison trib at Mercy, Majestico with Bad Cop and Fly Golden Eagle at 12th & Porter, the Kidsmeal Review. Oh, and Journey at TPAC. Tomorrow night you're looking at Useless Eaters with Fancytramp and King Karl at Springwater, Diarrhea Planet with Reid Magette and more at an East Side house party, The Boom Bap at The 5 Spot, Loss at The End and more. Have a look at the rest — compiled by Adam "Beads please!" Gold — after the jump. Let us know what we missed, and have yourselves a festive weekend.

Friday:

* Tonie Joy and Slow Bull w/The Pilgrim, Frosty & Haldol at Springwater

* Mozart & Copland at The Schermerhorn

* Happy Early Birthday, George: George Harrison Tribute: Benefit the W.O. Smith School of Music feat. Cheer Up Charlie Daniels, James Wallace,Matthew Brown, Brandon Jazz, Jerry Pentecost, Buffalo Clover, Lonely H, Terry Price, Max and the Wild Things & more at Mercy Lounge

* Majestico w/Bad Cop & Fly at 12th & Porter

* Kidsmeal Review Vol. 4 feat. Starkey, Heyoka & Mochipet at Exit/In

* Heavy Sole w/Thelma and the Sleaze, Kat Smo, Schools & The One Through Tens at The 5 Spot

* Year of October w/Robert Gay, Jordan Hull & The Flea Marketeers at The End

* Allen Thompson w/Levi Weaver, Bear Cub & Don Gallardo at The Basement

* Journey at TPAC

* Randy Rogers Band w/Charlie Worsham at Cannery Ballroom

* Pig and Dusty’s Annual Event feat. The Consoulers at 3rd & Lindsley

* Voodoo Prophet w/Mindset Defect & Stigma Strain at The Rutledge

* Onri Michael w/Cheng and Friends, Our Vintage Film, Seven More Minutes, Fable Cry & The Weight of Glory at Rocketown

* Sam and Dain w/Abigail York at Bongo After Hours Theatre

* NEEDTOBREATHE w/Ben Rector at The Ryman

* Grand Ole Opry feat. Diamond Rio, Mike Snider, Jimmy Dickens, Dailey and Vincent, Lee Brice, Vince Gill & more at Grand Ole Opry House

* Jason Aldean w/Luke Bryan at Bridgestone Arena

* Snap on 2 and 4: Trumpet Summit at Nashville Jazz Workshop


Saturday:

* Birth of the Originals Tour feat. Sir Michael Rocks, Dee-1, PlaneJANE, Openmic & more at 12th & Porter

* Poets and Prophets: Salute to Sonny Curtis at Country Music Hall of Fame

* Sue Moreno and the Chris Casello Trio at The Flying Saucer

* Mozart & Copland at The Schermerhorn

* The Boom Bap at The 5 Spot

* Useless Eaters w/Fancytramp, King Karl & Ancient Warfare at Springwater

* Holiness Church of The Valley w/Cove & Hysteria at Little Hamilton

* Diarrhea Planet w/Reid Magette, The Frankl Project & Salamanders at 1020 West Eastland

* Carbon Leaf w/Tim Brantley at Exit/In

* Big Sandy and His Fly Rite Boys at Mercy Lounge

* Loss w/Pallbearer, Tijuana Goatride & Alraune at The End

* Tommygun: Clash Tribute w/Dan the Torpedoes at The Basement

* NotMyChair NotMyProblem at The Muse

* Single Mothers w/Now the Never & Murder Suicide at The Boro

* Ride for Reading Benefit feat. Sean McConnell, Adam Hood & Ben Danaher at 3rd & Lindsley

* The August w/Xavier & Ophelia at Douglas Corner

* Dollareversary: Rocketown's 9th Anniversary Bash feat. With His Blood, On My Honor, The Oxford Circus, Existence, Seven More Minutes, In Fidelity & more at Rocketown

* Mandy and the Bandits at Drifters

* Songwriter Session feat. Georgia Middleman & Dave Berg at Country Music Hall of Fame

* Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree feat. Janie Fricke at Texas Troubadour Theatre

* Jazz by the Book feat. Byron Hill, Margaret Smith, Scott Crowe, Lisa Taylor, Debra Agnoletti & Joe Freel at Parnassus Books

* A Benefit for Nashville School for the Arts feat. Billy Kirsch, Regie Hamm, Lauren Lucas & Georgia Middleman at The Bluebird

* Off The Wagon Album Release Show at Station Inn


And the rest

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