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Joe Dirt & the Dirty Boys Band

8 p.m. Friday, June 19. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.

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With the possible exception of KMOX (1120 AM), KSHE (94.7 FM) is probably the most legendary radio station in St. Louis. After eighteen years of doling out near-lethal daily doses of Led Zeppelin, afternoon disc jockey Favazz is arguably one of the classic-rock powerhouse's most legendary on-air personalities. It makes sense, then, that KSHE would recruit the services of Joe Dirt & the Dirty Boys Band, the kings of the St. Louis cover-band circuit, to play Favazz's big anniversary throwdown. Comprised of former members of the Urge and Stir and current members of El Monstero and Celebration Day, the Dirty Boys wields a set list that reads like a KSHE drive-time play list (minus the unnecessary detours into modern-rock mediocrity). Expect plenty of Zep, VH and AC/DC, of course, along with slightly more obscure riff-tastic numbers by the likes of the James Gang, Billy Squier and Golden Earring. What else does a "real rock radio" devotee really need — other than an ice-cold Budweiser in one hand and a shot of Cabo in the other?

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