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While the rest of the world is out cramming the aisles of Walmart on Black Friday, you can be soaking in some tunes from folks like Jesse Dee and Zach Deputy. It doesn’t stop there, though. Friday and Saturday are packed with good music options, as well, whether you’re into the headbanging licks of Dave Mustaine or the electronic bounce of The Indobox.

Friday, Nov. 29

Award-winning local DJ Knife hits Middlesex, for a night that would be particularly good if you’re meeting friends who are home for the holidays. Do a little chatting and when that gets old, do a lot of dancing (9 p.m., $10, 21+). Boston soul man Jesse Dee recently put out his latest, “On My Mind/In My Heart,” and will play Brighton Music Hall with The Blue Ribbons (9 p.m., $15, 18+). One-man funk machine Zach Deputy is always good for greasing the dancing wheels and will make a stop at The Sinclair (with The Suitcase Junket; 9 p.m., $20, 18+).

Saturday, Nov. 30

Boston’s legendary electronic jammers The Indobox take the Allston stage at Great Scott (with Business Casual Disco; 9 p.m., $12, 21+). If you’re looking for something a bit more aggressive, head down the street to O’Brien’s and check out Trophy Lungs, celebrating the release of its latest EP, “No Judgement” (with The Offseason, Rebuilder, and Weak Week; 8 p.m., $8, 21+). The bigger ticket in town is no slouch, either. English alt-folk artist Frank Turner makes a trip across the pond to play House of Blues with his band The Sleeping Souls (with The Smith Street Band and Koo Koo Kanga Roo; 6:15 p.m., $25, all ages).

Sunday, Dec. 1

Metal gods Megadeth return to Boston in support of this year’s “Super Collider” to play House of Blues (with Fear Factory and Nonpoint; 6 p.m., $35, all ages). For a more cultural spin on things, The Sinclair hosts Nigerien guitarist Bombino, who plays a different kind of dance-friendly show (with Billy Wylder; 9 p.m., $20, 18+). To get a local fix, Boston legend Thalia Zedek and her band top a bill full of other awesome folks from the neighborhood at Great Scott (with Shepherdess, Royal Wedding, and Planet of Adventure; 9 p.m., $8, 18+).