• Leonard Cohen

Americans like to celebrate the extended weekend following Thanksgiving through feats of endurance in quintessentially American fields. How long can you stand in line for the chance to take advantage of Black Friday door-buster deals? How many hours of the Law & Order marathon on cable can you watch in one sitting? (My own personal L&O record comes close to the double digits, which I am both proud of and vaguely sickened by.) But there are plenty of things going on this weekend that don’t happen at the mall or in your parents’ basement, including live music performances. After the jump you will find four post-Thanksgiving shows endorsed by Reader critics.