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Joe Dirt & the Dirty Boys Band

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



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?