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She's better known as reality television's vacant queen than the diva she's always wanted to be, but chances are Jessica Simpson will sing her polished pop without wacky hijinks Wednesday, July 7, at the UMB Bank Pavilion. Speaking of wacky, you can haul out your old jokes about which one is Hootie and which are the Blowfish Tuesday, July 6, at the Pageant.

To swivel 180 degrees, the local punkers in the Ded Bugs are celebrating the release of their new LP, Stop and Smell the Stinking Corpse Lilies, Friday, July 2, at the Creepy Crawl. Playing with the Ded Bugs are the Pubes, Copyrights and, most interestingly, Sibylline (which features Shanna Kiel from disbanded favorite Sullen).