Is there anything more American than rock and roll? Probably not. Here's a rundown of the many different ways to celebrate your independence by supporting local music this weekend. Shroud yourself in red white and blue, crack open some cold (American-made) beverages and then make plans to be at one (or more) of these events.
July 3rd - The Lamplighter: Native America, Loser Vision, Ugly Girls, $5, 10 p.m.
July 3rd - The Levitt Shell: Patriotic Pops with The Memphis Dawls, members of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, The Second Presbyterian Chancel Choir, Free, 7:30 p.m.
July 3rd- The Hi-Tone: Justin Toland's (of the Dirty Streets) 30th Birthday Bash with DJ's and the William Stull Band, free entry and free food, 9 p.m.
July 4th- The Hitone: Fourth of July bash with Tanks, Roundeye, DaiKaiju, Hombres, $5, 9 p.m.
July 4th- The Buccaneer: Fourth of July Party with Devil Train, other festivities, $5, 9 p.m.
July 5th- Amurica: "Big Bad Mamma Jamma No Excuses Dance Party," $5, BYOB, dancing starts at 10 p.m.
July 6th- Murphy's: Manateees, Mac Blackout Band, Liquid Teens, Modern Convenience, $5, 9 p.m.