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Catch these two concerts to lessen the blow of a post-holiday Monday

After the holiday weekend, today's work day will seem to drag on forever. When you finally make it through, reward yourself with some live music. Here are a couple of post-holiday shows to help you wind down your Monday night.

Zach Myers of Shinedown.
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The cover of Molly Gene One Whoaman Band's second album.
Molly Gene One Whoaman Band electronic press kit

The Gas Lamp in Des Moines will host the Molly Gene One Whoaman Band (featured video) tonight. The Warrensburg, Missouri native plays blues and folk rock on a slide guitar, harmonica, and a custom Farmer Footdrum while belting out powerful vocals. She puts on a show that is not to be missed. Molly Gene has performed at festivals all over the U.S., Canada, and Europe, and she has released two full-length studio albums and recently added a new live album (download only). Opening the 9 p.m. show tonight will be Rhode Island "bluegrass punk" band Filthy Still and newcomer Steve Robinson. The concert will have a $5 cover and is a 21-plus event.

Zach Myers and Justin Moore will perform an acoustic show at Wooly's tonight. Zach Myers (featured slideshow) is the guitarist for Shinedown, guitarist and lead singer of The Fairwell, and also the manager of the Memphis pop rock band Sore Eyes. Justin Moore is a founding member of and the lead singer/rhythm guitarist for the pop/roots rock band Ingram Hill. Kiwi hard rock act Like a Storm and Des Moines rockers Hollowpoint will kick off the show at 7:30 p.m. The event is open to all ages, and tickets are $17 at the door.

Beat the blahs, and make your Monday a memorable one with live music.