The 10 Best Concerts in St. Louis This Weekend: October 24 to 26

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The Hood Internet performs tonight at 2720.

This weekend is crammed with tons of shows to choose from, including two local record-release shows from Mathias and the Pirates and Anodes. St. Louis ex-pat Schwarz plays Upstairs Lounge tonight while Project Pat headlines a great event over at Plush. But really there's lots to do all weekend long, so read on for our recommended top picks. And if you think we missed something, feel free to add to the list in the comments section below -- that's what it's for, so don't be shy!


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The 10 Best Concerts in St. Louis This Weekend: October 17 to 19

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Carolina Chocolate Drops - Sunday, October 19 @ Off Broadway.
This weekend features some heavy hitters, including sold-out shows for both the Carolina Chocolate Drops at the Old Rock House and Weezer at Plush. Not to worry, though. There are still plenty of worthwhile concerts to check out over the next few days. Choose from Crushed Out or Shonen Knife at the Firebird, Jason Derulo at the Pageant, Allen Stone at the Ready Room and more. Our recommendations await after the jump.

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The Musical Side of My Little Pony: Meet the Shake Ups in Ponyville

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Meet Twi-fi Sparklecaster and Professor Savvyshy of the Shake Ups in Ponyville.

St. Louis has no shortage of tribute bands. Elevation channels U2, the newly formed We Bite! personifies the Misfits, and at least ten acts impersonate their big-name heroes every year during An Under Cover Weekend. Plus we've got countless cover bands like Dance Floor Riot and the VCRs that expertly play the best hits without sporting the crazy costumes and makeup.

But what the Gateway City doesn't have is a tribute to My Little Pony, that '80s toy bastion of friendship and sparkles. Thankfully, that temporarily will be remedied this weekend when Indianapolis power-pop band the Shake Ups in Ponyville performs during Crystal Fair, St. Louis' own MLP convention. Hooves up, Bronies!

See also: I Watched Four Hours of Brony EDM So You Don't Have To

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The 10 Best Concerts in St. Louis This Weekend: October 10 to 12

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Willie Nelson will NOT perform tonight at Lindenwood's J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts.
UPDATE: Willie Nelson's show has been canceled due to "artist illness." Organizers of the show are planning a make-up date.

This weekend sees new local releases from Jack Grelle, Hurt Feelings, and Banks and Cathedrals. For some other exciting events, check out the last show at Apop Records, see the Fifteen Keys: the Guitars of St. Louis exhibit, or choose from a long list of concerts happening across town including Merchandise, Vice and a free show featuring Dead Prez and Talib Kweli. Read on for our recommendations.

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The 10 Best Concerts in St. Louis This Weekend: October 3 to 5

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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra - Friday, October 3 @ Jazz at the Bistro.
This weekend, check out Grove Fest or the latest FarFetched event for some free fun. In exciting news, Jazz at the Bistro unveils its new expansion. Other concerts to choose from include Pearl Jam, Ringo Starr, an album release party from Bruiser Queen and much more. Read on for our recommendations.

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The 10 Best Concerts in St. Louis This Weekend: September 26 to 28

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A scene from a previous An Under Cover Weekend event.
This weekend boasts plenty of fests, parties local release shows -- almost too many to have to narrow down across town. On the fest side, choose between Blues City Deli's Tenth Anniversary Street Festival, Broadway Oyster Bar's Funk Festival, the St. Louis Folk and Roots Festival and the Rock University Festival.

Durango, Jon Hardy & the Public and Perfect People host album release shows, and we'd be remiss to not mention some exciting local events: An Under Cover Weekend, Cassette Store Day and Brothers Lazaroff's annual Vintage Vinyl block party. That's not all! Read on for links and details on these shows and more.

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The 10 Best Concerts in St. Louis This Weekend: September 19 to 21

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Shabazz Palaces - Friday, September 19 @ the Firebird.
Check out new releases from local groups Hands and Feet and MusicEmbryo this weekend as well as a reunion from Otto's Revenge. For more excuses to get out of the house, check out great touring acts in addition to a variety of fests: FarFetched's Brave New World festival, the Old Webster Jazz and Blues Festival, the South Grand Fall Fest and Wild Fest. Details on these events and more await right after the jump.

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The 10 Best Concerts in St. Louis This Weekend: September 12 to 14

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The Life in Color tour returns to Old Rock House this Saturday.
It's a busy weekend for music in St. Louis, so get out while the weather's nice. The St. Louis Symphony, New Music Circle and HEARding Cats Collective all kick of their new concert seasons with noteworthy shows. Additionally, artists Pokey LaFarge and Ian Fisher each have special homecoming shows. Plenty other options await this weekend. Read on for our recommendations.

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The 10 Best Concerts in St. Louis This Weekend: September 5 to 7

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Orgone - Saturday, September 6 @ Old Rock House.
Have you ever noticed how you can't spell "Cherokee" without "Cher"? Well, someone did, because tomorrow on Cherokee Street, folks will attempt to break the world record for gathering the most Cher impersonators at once. If that prospect doesn't excite you, not to worry -- there are plenty of other options to get into this weekend. LouFest takes over Forest Park, so stay tuned for ongoing coverage. Alternatively, check out Pü Fest for a completely different experience. Plenty more shows await in this weekend's recommendations.

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The 10 Best Concerts in St. Louis This Weekend: August 29 to September 1

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Bunnygrunt - Saturday, August 30 @ the Engine Room.
This holiday weekend, locals Drown Fish and Ou Ou debut new releases, Big Muddy Blues Festival comes to Laclede's Landing and much more. Head to the Demo to congratulate staff on obtaining its liquor license, and stick around to check out the new Music Record Shop as well as the Bands Up, Don't Shoot Ferguson benefit show at the Ready Room. Read on for more information for these shows in this weekend's recommendations.

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