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7:30 p.m. Friday, March 9. Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Avenue.



If the world were to end tomorrow, Radiohead would soundtrack its last day. Thom, Jonny and company, with all their breathtaking doom and gloom and misplaced H's, have already been practicing for that day for eight albums. They've made a living and a legacy out of smiling as they stick the knife in, from the early '90s days of Pablo Honey and hair bleach through their 2007 pay-what-you-want fling with In Rainbows to Yorke's epileptic (and Grammy-nominated) boogying for The King of Limbs' "Lotus Flower." The year 2012 could mark the experimental portion of Radiohead's career — if only the band had any other setting.

Fingers Crossed: When the Oxfordshire quartet hit St. Louis four years ago, its lovely (and surprising) take on "Fake Plastic Trees" stirred more than one member of the pit to tears. Here's hoping for more of both the classics and the waterworks.

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