BIG & RICH, EMILY ROSSUM, TAKE 6 The 60th annual Macy's Christmas tree lighting clusterfu..., I mean, celebration takes a side trip to the trailer park this year with the participation of faux-rednecks Big & Rich. Yep, singing "Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy" certainly gets me in the holiday spirit. Broadway singer Rossum and R&B group Take 6 will try to retain some class for the event. Free. 7 p.m. Macy's at Lenox Square. 404-233-6767. www.macysinc.com. -- James Kelly
CARBONAS, LAY DOWN MAINES This is a good old-fashioned show of two local bands sharing the stage, not as opening acts for some out-of-towner, but for the sake of tearing it up. Carbonas play fast, loud punk songs that brandish an allegiance to pure punk rock that's untainted by the last 20-some years of musical history. Lay Down Maines is more muscular in its endeavors, harkening to the post-hardcore grind of the Touch & Go '90s. $7. 10 p.m. The Earl. 404-522-3950. www.badearl.com. -- Chad Radford
NEW STREET RECORDS SHOWCASE As part of New Street Records ongoing series of weekly showcases at the Star Bar, three of the local label's art/folk/outsider pop emissaries take the stage. Relative newcomers Omelet and Baby Girl open for Juju B Solomon. Solomon hones equal parts peace-punk folkie intellect and world-weary traveler with an outsider complex into a body of song that is both whimsical and filled with ennui. Free. 9 p.m. Star Bar. 404-681-9018. www.starbaratlanta.com. -- CR
GLENN PHILLIPS AND THE SUPREME COURT Phillips comes out of his biannual hibernation when the bears start theirs. This traditional post-Thanksgiving Day gig is a yearly reminder that he remains one of Atlanta's most inventive, innovative and searing guitarists. Swimming Pool Q's vocalist Jeff Calder rides shotgun for two long sets (both all ages and no smoking) that seldom duplicate material from previous visits. Careening from screaming instrumental rock to the most delicate avant-garde flashes, the duo will leave you anticipating its next show in an increasingly rare clutch of local appearances. $12. 8:30 p.m. Red Light Café. 404-874-7828. www.redlightcafe.com. -- Hal Horowitz
JIMMY HALL While perhaps not as definitive of the '70s Southern rock explosion as its other Capricorn labelmates, Wet Willie's music has been more durable than most. As the band's lead singer/reedman and driving creative force, Hall's solo work for the past 27 years has kept him employed as a professional sideman in demand. But with a terrific recent tribute to fellow soul/bluesman Eddie Hinton, Hall returns as the magnetic frontman he's always been; one far more multidimensional than the dude who closes shows with the dependable "Keep on Smilin'" sing-along, still a rousing snapshot of his soul/blues/gospel/country/R&B roots. $15. 9 p.m. Darwin's. 770-578-6872. www.darwinsblues.com. -- HH
JOHNNY MATHIS In a holiday-themed concert suitable for the whole family, the suave crooner revisits favorites from his impressive catalog of seasonal and evergreen hits. Mathis has been a fixture of the American music scene since the '50s and is one of the very few acts to find substantial success, in jazz and pop fields, both pre- and post- British Invasion. His smooth and jovial collection of Christmas recordings remains a staple of easy-listening radio, and this rare, two-night stand should be quite the holly-jolly affair. Presented in part by the music-minded folks at WPBA 30. $52.50-$79.50. 8 p.m. Saturday, 7 p.m. Fox Theatre. 404-817-8700. www.ticketmaster.com. -- Lee Valentine Smith
ANÚNA Dublin-based composer Michael McGlynn's exceptional Celtic vocal ensemble, Anúna, hits Atlanta as part of a 40-stop U.S. tour in support of its new CD/DVD and public television special "Celtic Origins." Formed by McGlynn 20 years ago to explore and revitalize millennium-old Celtic vocal music and blend it into a contemporary context, Anúna got major notoriety in the stage show "Riverdance" with its 1994 Irish and U.K. chart-busting single "Cloudsong." $35-$75. 8 p.m. Symphony Hall. 404-733-5000. www.atlantasymphony.org. -- Mark Gresham
JONATHAN DAVIS The Adidas-wearing frontman of Korn spent the summer with his bandmates in the sweltering sheds, working on the latest installment of the Family Values tour. Now as fall arrives, Davis is back on the road, playing midsize halls and theaters with his own band, offering a few reworked Korn Klassics, select covers and other stripped-down but equally intense ruminations. $49.50. 8 p.m. The Roxy. www.ticketmaster.com. -- LVS
THE LAST WALTZ ENSEMBLE This Atlanta-based, Rolling Thunder-styled revue celebrates the music of the Band and Bob Dylan in festive holiday fashion for its fourth annual Thanksgiving show at this club. Finish up some leftovers but leave room for a rootsy Americana jam for dessert as the ensemble, accompanied tonight by opener Oliver Wood, resurrect and reinterpret tunes from arguably the most fabled rock concert ever. Reacquaint yourself with the lyrics to "I Shall Be Released" and be prepared to sing along during the always rousing finale. $15. 8 p.m. Smith's Olde Bar. 404-875-1522. www.smithsoldebar.com. -- HH
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