The Blender: Toby Keith, Jon Lovitz and more

The Blender: Toby Keith, Jon Lovitz and more

Here's music critic Kevin Johnson with a look at shows coming to St. Louis.

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George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic, Blackstreet coming to Ballpark Village

George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic, Blackstreet coming to Ballpark Village

George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic and Blackstreet will headline the District Rhythms Concert Series coming to Ballpark Village.

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Jon Lovitz coming to Lumiere Live

Jon Lovitz coming to Lumiere Live

Comedian-actor Jon Lovitz is at Lumiere Place Casino's Lumiere Live for two show taking place on Sept. 12.

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Moody Blues' Justin Hayward coming to Sheldon Concert Hall

Moody Blues' Justin Hayward coming to Sheldon Concert Hall

Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues will perform at the Sheldon Concert Hall on Sept. 11.

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Toby Keith heading to Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre on Sept. 5

Toby Keith heading to Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre on Sept. 5

Toby Keith's "Good Times and Pick Up Lines" tour is at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre with a show on Sept. 5.

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John Mellencamp offers a cool career retrospective at Peabody Opera House concert

John Mellencamp offers a cool career retrospective at Peabody Opera House concert

He was joined by his opening act Carlene Carter on a pair of songs.

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Charlie Wilson takes 'go big or go home' approach on new tour

Charlie Wilson takes 'go big or go home' approach on new tour

Wilson is touring with singers Kem and Joe.

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18 Cherokee Street-filmed videos premiere this weekend

18 Cherokee Street-filmed videos premiere this weekend

It's the fourth annual event for Lo-Fi Cherokee.

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MC Lyte, American Authors, Tony Toni Tone added to Fair St. Louis

MC Lyte, American Authors, Tony Toni Tone added to Fair St. Louis

Fair St. Louis has added pioneering rapper MC Lyte, R&B group Tony! Toni! Toné!, alt-rock group American Authors and singer-songwriter Noa…

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Babes in Toyland coming to the Firebird

Babes in Toyland coming to the Firebird

Babes in Toyland is at the Firebird with a show on Aug. 27.

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The Dramatics heading to the Ambassador

The Dramatics heading to the Ambassador

Father’s Day with the Dramatics is June 21 at the Ambassador.

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Hackensaw Boys coming to 2720 Cherokee

Hackensaw Boys coming to 2720 Cherokee

Hackensaw Boys will perform June 17 at 2720 Cherokee.

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Arcade Fire's Sarah Neufeld unveils new solo music on St. Vincent tour

Arcade Fire's Sarah Neufeld unveils new solo music on St. Vincent tour

Neufeld's upcoming album features her collaborating with Arcade Fire drummer Jeremy Gara.

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The Blender: Nick Jonas and more can't-miss shows

The Blender: Nick Jonas and more can't-miss shows

Here's music critic Kevin Johnson with a look at upcoming St. Louis concerts. 

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Every Time I Die coming to the Ready Room

Every Time I Die coming to the Ready Room

Every Time I Die's "Common Vision Tour 2015" comes to the Ready Room on Aug. 9.

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Twenty One Pilots tour to play Chaifetz Arena

Twenty One Pilots tour to play Chaifetz Arena

Twenty One Pilots will head to Chaifetz Arena with a show on Oct. 31 as part of the “Blurryface” tour.

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New Found Glory, Yellowcard coming to the Pageant

New Found Glory, Yellowcard coming to the Pageant

New Found Glory/Yellowcard is at the Pageant with a show on Nov. 8.

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Beach House coming to the Pageant

Beach House coming to the Pageant

Beach House is at the Pageant with a show on Sept. 27.

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Kottonmouth Kings, Coal Chamber head to Pop's

Kottonmouth Kings, Coal Chamber head to Pop's

Kottonmouth Kings and Coal Chamber are among the new shows coming to Pop’s.

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Diana Ross, Martin Short and a surprise Jon Hamm put Bob Costas Benefit over the top

Diana Ross, Martin Short and a surprise Jon Hamm put Bob Costas Benefit over the top

Short nearly stole the show from Ross, but she ruled the night with extravagant gowns and her long list of monster hit songs. 

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Set times released for Pointfest at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

Set times released for Pointfest at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

You know it's officially summer, or something close to it, when Pointfest rolls around. It's today (Saturday) at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre…

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New Kids on the Block still have the right stuff at Scottrade Center concert

New Kids on the Block still have the right stuff at Scottrade Center concert

Support act TLC is at a real loss without departed member Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes; Nelly is in classic form.

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Old Webster Jazz & Blues Festival announces 2015 lineup

Old Webster Jazz & Blues Festival announces 2015 lineup

The festival returns for its 15th consecutive year on Sept. 19.

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Q&A: Nervous Pudding makes music 'you can feel in your chest'

Q&A: Nervous Pudding makes music 'you can feel in your chest'

The band's new album is "Breaking the Mold."

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Nelly's 'Country Grammar' at 15: We count down his biggest musical moments

Nelly's 'Country Grammar' at 15: We count down his biggest musical moments

June marks the 15th anniversary of the album often said to have put St. Louis hip-hop on the map

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Jazz St. Louis books Gregory Porter, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Christian McBride, David Sanborn

Jazz St. Louis books Gregory Porter, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Christian McBride, David Sanborn

New to Jazz St. Louis is a Barbara Rose Series and a Wednesday-Saturday schedule weekly instead of every other week

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Pop music critic Kevin C. Johnson comes home bleary-eyed and smelling of smoke many nights — and he wouldn’t trade that for the world. Visit the Blender to get your cocktail of all he's seen and heard at local concerts and clubs.

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