Bob Seger, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and More in This Week's Show Announcements

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Bone Thugz N Harmony - Friday, November 7 @ Pop's.
Here again is every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention, followed by embedded YouTube videos of artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new shows, so you can do some digging of your own and let us know which ones you are excited about! Click through, and start planning ahead.

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International Cassette Store Day To Be Celebrated This Saturday at Music Record Shop

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All hail the lowly cassette. More than just an obsolete format with retro appeal, cassette tapes have historically served an important, almost subversive function.

Invented in the 1930s but only hitting market penetration in the 1970s, cassettes were cheap, portable and customizable. At the time, though, record companies panicked at the thought of people taping their favorite songs off the radio instead of buying them at the record store. "HOME TAPING IS KILLING MUSIC -- AND IT'S ILLEGAL," blared the industry.

Naturally, this became fodder for satire.

See also: Music Record Shop Opens in the Grove In Between Ready Room and Demo

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Bass Drum of Death, Lagwagon, Misery Index and More in This Week's Show Announcements

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Lagwagon - Tuesday, December 9 @ the Firebird.
Here again is every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention, followed by embedded YouTube videos of artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new shows, so you can do some digging of your own and let us know which ones you are excited about! Click through, and start planning ahead.

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Dave Chappelle Is Coming To the Pageant This October

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UPDATE: Due to overwhelming demand, two more dates have been added -- October 31 and November 1 -- each with shows at 7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. You should act very quickly if you want to go!

UPDATE 2: And now there are two more shows on November 2! Original post below.

We thought yesterday's announcement that Weezer will be playing at Plush next month was a big deal -- and it is -- but then word came in that the enigmatic and hilarious Dave Chappelle will be hitting a St. Louis stage in October as well.

Chappelle famously walked away from the spotlight in 2005, in the midst of the third season of his Comedy Central show and at the height of his popularity. Until last year's Funny or Die-sponsored Oddball Comedy & Curiosity festival tour with Flight of the Conchords, his standup appearances were sparse with little fanfare.

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Weezer to Perform at Plush As Part of Rock & Roll Marathon in October

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The one and only Weezer will be performing at Plush this October as part of the Rock & Roll Marathon's St. Louis stop. The entire event will take place October 18 and 19, with the concert itself happening on Sunday, October 19.

To those unfamiliar with the off-kilter marathon, the basic premise is that musicians are posted every mile or so along the route in order to entertain and inspire runners. To those unfamiliar with Weezer, the basic premise is that nerd-rock is played by dyed-in-the-wool dorks with a penchant for insanely catchy hooks in order to make ladies swoon.

See also: Weezer's "Burning Sun" Finally Leaked After Fourteen Years

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Kismet Creative Center Now Open in South City

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"See those clocks on the wall? They don't work -- none of them do. Because I want the time spent here to feel timeless," says Sonia Dae, artistic director at Kismet Creative Center (3409 Iowa Avenue; 314-696-8177). The small building, located near the corner of Cherokee Street and Iowa Avenue, functions as a record shop and art gallery, with a strong emphasis on consigned goods from local artists.

Since Kismet opened late last month, its walls have already been covered with paintings from local artist Eric Wellen. An elaborate display of sleek glass work fills one table alongside painted concrete skulls. The room is brimming with odds and ends -- a carefully curated mass of crafts from local creatives.

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Sick of it All, Merle Haggard, Chance the Rapper and More in This Week's Show Announcements

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Chance the Rapper - Saturday, October 4 @ Chaifetz Arena.
Here again is every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention, followed by embedded YouTube videos of artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new shows, so you can do some digging of your own and let us know which ones you are excited about! Click through, and start planning ahead.

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Days of the New Breaks Up On St. Louis Stage, a Cold, Uncaring World Shrugs

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Drawing a collective "Wait, who was that again?" reaction from music fans across the world, Charlestown, Indiana, rock band Days of the New broke up on the stage of the Mad Magician this past Saturday. Following a no-show at Columbia's Blue Note on September 4, DOTN frontman Travis Meeks was reportedly acting erratically onstage in St. Louis, and according to one fan in attendance, "was so whacked out, he could barely play."

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Peelander-Z, Modern Life Is War, Say Anything and More in This Week's Show Announcements

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Peelander-Z - Wednesday, November 12 @ the Firebird.
Here again is every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention, followed by embedded YouTube videos of artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new shows, so you can do some digging of your own and let us know which ones you are excited about! Click through, and start planning ahead.

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Blues Traveler, the Independents, Crushed Out and More in This Week's Show Announcements

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Blues Traveler - Friday, September 26 @ Ballpark Village.
Here again is every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention, followed by embedded YouTube videos of artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new shows, so you can do some digging of your own and let us know which ones you are excited about! Click through, and start planning ahead.

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