Misfits, Guster, Fragile Porcelain Mice and More in This Week's Show Announcements

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Guster performs at the Pageant in early 2015.

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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Alarm Will Sound Plays St. Louis Twice This Weekend

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When Alarm Will Sound's managing director Gavin Chuck spoke to us back in April he said, "We've got a mission to make St. Louis our second home." In keeping true to those words, Alarm Will Sound returns to town this weekend for two hallmark performances -- tonight at the Sheldon Concert Hall and Sunday night at the Public Media Commons.

Alarm Will Sound is a twenty-piece chamber ensemble specializing in contemporary classical music. From the works of Steve Reich to Aphex Twin and even the Dirty Projectors, the massive group has written and performed a staggering number of arrangements. It's' even taken on the great challenge of replicating electronic songs with acoustic instruments -- in a live concert setting, no less.


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Fleetwood Mac, Bush, Alt-J, Centro-Matic and More in This Week's Show Announcements

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Fleetwood Mac - Friday, March 27 @ Scottrade Center.
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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The Who To Bring 50th Anniversary Tour To Scottrade Center In May

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The Who wraps up "My Generation" on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour in 1967.

Fans in St. Louis are singing "The Kids Are Alright," now that the Who has announced that the Gateway City will be part of its 50th anniversary tour next year.

The iconic rock band from England plans to visit Scottrade Center on Thursday, May 7. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. local time Friday, October 17, at www.thewho.com. Citi cardmembers will have access to a presale beginning Monday, October 13, through Citi's Private Pass program.

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Dead Prez, Talib Kweli To Play Free Show at Fubar This Sunday

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New York-based rappers Dead Prez and Talib Kweli will perform a free show this Sunday at Fubar, along with Pittsburgh's Jasiri X and locals Tef Poe, T- Dubb-O and Nato Caliph. Festivities will kick off at noon and are expected to be over by 6 p.m. (in time for the Vice show scheduled for that night).

See also: Talib Kweli Visits Ferguson, Squares Off With CNN Reporter

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Jay Farrar, Ataris, Royal Southern Brotherhood and More in This Week's Show Announcements

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Royal Southern Brotherhood -- December 16 @ Old Rock House.
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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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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