Thursday, Nov. 8

Who: Jamey Johnson
Where: Tennessee Theater
When: 7 p.m.
Price: $32-$47
Victoria's View: Okay, those of you who read The Weekender religiously know by now that country music isn't my favorite genre. However, I do recognize a good artist when I hear one, so I continue to bite the bullet and list country concerts for all of you who love this kind of music. Soulful, heartbreakingly deep, and a nice set of facial hair all describe Alabama native Jamey Johnson. His pure voice sings of past troubles and typical hangouts at bars with friends. YouTube fans think he's 'real,' so I'm sure you country lovers will, too. You're welcome.

Friday, Nov. 9

What: La Boheme
Where: Ula Love Doughty Carousel Theatre
When: 8 p.m.
Price: $5-$15
Victoria's Take: Taking Puccinni's "La bohème," the classic opera about the impoverished artists and the bohemian culture in 19th century Paris, UT Opera Theatre is putting a contemporary spin on the classic. A little interesting tidbit, the musical "Rent" was inspired by this opera, so this show should be good. Go and get a little culture in your life.

Who: Cereus Bright with Ben Bannister
Where: Square Room
When: 8 p.m.
Price: $5-$7
Victoria's Take: Two is better than one, and rock-folk duo Cereus Bright prove that with their simple yet soulful sound. This local band is also releasing their first EP. These guys are talented, so the show is definitely worth it. I love it when local music goes right.

Saturday, Nov. 10

What: Mary Gauthier and Scott Nolan
Where: Square Room
When: 8 p.m.
Price: $20
Rob's Take: Want a show that will be good for your soul? I highly recommend the combination of Mary Gauthier and Scott Nolan. Mary Gauthier has the same feel as a more acoustic Johnny Cash and has a great folk sound. Pair Gauthier with a folksy version of John Mayer in Scott Nolan and you have the makings for a fantastic show. This is the perfect November night concert.

What: Pregame Showcase: 'Protecting Our Water Resources: A Microbiologist's Perspective'
Where: University Center, Room 213
When: 10:20 a.m.
Price: Free
Rob's Take: Stretch your mind before you cheer for the Vols with this informational lecture from an esteemed faculty member. The structure is a thirty-minute presentation followed by a fifteen-minute question-and-answer session. Steven Wilhelm will be the professor featured in this lecture. This should be an interesting discourse on a very important topic.

Sunday, Nov. 11

What: Peelander-Z with Electric Eel Shock and My Parents Favorite Music
Where: Cider House
When:8 p.m.
Price:$5 - $11
Rob's Take: Peelander-Z is best described as a Japanese psych/garage/punk band that dresses up like Power Rangers. I know, it sounds awesome, right? Joined with hard rocking Electric Eel Shock and the video game/rock music of My Parents Favorite Music, this should be a great Sunday night show. Help the Cider House go out on a positive note.