Weekend Round-Up: Up on the Rooftop Style

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Since contributor Lance Conzett has us pretty thoroughly covered on the "End of the World" tip, I figured we'd go with the old standby Santa theme. Why the hell not, right? Happy holidays, everyone. We'll be taking Christmas Eve and Christmas Day off, but we'll be back next week with some posts here and there. If you're traveling, travel safe.

But for those who'll be remaining in town, there's actually a pretty promising spread of shows going on this weekend. Tonight you've got: The Protomen and Uncle Skeleton at 12th & Porter; Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit with Andrew Combs at Mercy; Tower Defense, Forget Cassettes and more next door at The High Watt; that big old blowout at Oak Valley Lanes featuring Chris Crofton, Majestico, Clear Plastic Masks, Richie and more; the first night of the Beatles vs. Stones tribute at The Basement; the KDSML Review at Exit; the very intriguing "Rap Night" at The Stone Fox; and plenty more. Tomorrow you're looking at: the second night of the Beatles/Stones showdown at The Basement; Thelma and the Sleaze's soiree at Exit/In featuring Dave Cloud and more; and more. Have a look at the rest — compiled by me, since music listings editor Adam "Naughty or Nice" Gold is on vacay (or perhaps making the rounds in his sleigh) — after the jump. Let us know what we missed, and have yourselves a festive — and safe — weekend. Merry Christmas!

Friday:

* The Protomen w/Uncle Skeleton at 12th & Porter (Makeup and Vanity Set will no longer be appearing in support)

* Handel’s Messiah at Schermerhorn

* Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit w/Andrew Combs at Mercy Lounge

* Tower Defense w/Charges, Forget Cassettes & Century Club at The High Watt

* End of the World Party at Oak Valley Lanes feat. MC Chris Crofton, Majestico, Ri¢hie, Clear Plastic Masks & special guests

* The Beatles vs. Stones Charity Bowl at The Basement feat. The Weeks, Bear Cub, Mayhem, Buffalo Clover & more

* KDSML Review: Mayan Trapcalypse feat. KDSML, Kendo and Shweez, Sosa & Ziggurat at Exit/In

* Rap Night: End of the World Party at The Stone Fox feat. DJ Princess P, Raptor Sass and more

* Meiko w/Angel Snow at 3rd & Lindsley (6 p.m.)

* Hands of Soul Christmas Reunion Show feat. The Wooten Brothers at 3rd & Lindsley (9 p.m.)

* Stolen Equipment Benefit to Help Code Orange Kids feat. Cove, Nest, Comanches, Belial, Stone Cold & Brotherhood at The Owl Farm

* Opry at the Ryman feat. The Band Perry, Jean Shepard, Bill Anderson, Gene Watson, The Whites, Ricky Skaggs, Restless Heart, Jesse McReynolds, Jimmy Dickens, Chonda Pierce, Gwen Sebastian & John Conlee

* Birdcloud at the MD Loft

* Jason and the Punknecks at FooBar

* Matt Butcher w/Tree Read at 12th & Porter

* The Cumberland Collective at The Station Inn

* "A Charlie Brown Christmas" by Vince Guaraldi feat. The Ornaments at Family Wash

* A Party to End All Times feat. Noisecult, PIRANAH, Kill City & Doom Factor at The Rutledge

* Sea of Treachery w/Auburn & Sirens Fall Silent at Rocketown

* Kurtis Murphy, Grown Up Avenger Stuff & Ash Gray at The National Underground


Saturday:

* The Beatles vs. The Rolling Stones Charity Christmas Bowl at The Basement feat. Derek Hoke, Grimey and Friends, Courtney Jaye, Langhorne Slim, Bill Lloyd, Magnolia Sons and more

* A Very Sleazy Christmas feat. Thelma and the Sleaze, Fuckshow, Dave Cloud & Vacation Bible School at Exit/In

* Nashville Blues Society's Holiday Party feat. Charles Walker and Cumberland Blue at Maxwell House Hotel

* Sixpence None the Richer at Franklin Theatre

* Kelly Corcoran conducts "A Spirit for the Holidays" feat. Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn (11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.)

* Handel’s Messiah at Schermerhorn

* "A Charlie Brown Christmas" by Vince Guaraldi feat. The Ornaments at The Belcourt (10 a.m.)

* The Third Annual Home for the Holidays feat. Terry Urban, DJ CJ Townshend & Archer's Paradox at 12th & Porter

* The Paperhead at The Stone Fox

* The Bridge to Christmas feat. Ricky Skaggs, Sharon White, Jason Crabb, Tanya Goodman Sykes, Aaron Wilburn & Christ Church Choir at Municipal Auditorium

* The Yacht Rock Revue Holiday Special at Mercy Lounge

* Y2K Nashville feat. Coach & Hands Off Sam at The High Watt

* Couched w/Credence Found, David Langley, F.O.G.G., Julian, Justin Huffman, Kendre Streeter, Merrill Jackson and Middle Earth, Morgan LaFave & Randy Lee Gandy at The End

* Opry at the Ryman feat. Keith and Kristyn Getty, The Whites, Ricky Skaggs, George Hamilton IV, Ashley Monroe, Riders In the Sky, Vince Gill, Jimmy Wayne, Jim Ed Brown, Jeannie Seely, Bill Anderson, Connie Smith, Elizabeth Cook & Jimmy Dickens

* Gena Britt w/Beth Lawrence, Dale Ann Bradley & Deanie Richardson at The Station Inn

* 12 Against Nature: Steely Dan Tribute feat. Make Me Smile at 3rd & Lindsley

* Caroline Cronin w/Signatures, Tree Read & Fable Cry at Rocketown


And the rest

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