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6:37 p.m. Patient: B-Sides writer. Complaint: Dr. Mike notices I contracted sunburn while watching the DragonForce set earlier in the day. Treatment: Aloe vera gel. Diagnosis: DragonForce is awesome.
6:40 p.m. Patient: All Rock Medicine walkie-talkies crackle with colleagues' ominous pleas for "help in the pit." Med team dispatched.
6:54 p.m. Patient: Teenaged boy rushed in on gurney, accompanied by very concerned older woman. Diagnosis: "Crowd injury." Treatment: Whisked into back room, no further info granted.
6:57 p.m. Patient: Shirtless metal dude accompanied by crying girlfriend. Complaint: Gnarly head laceration (large chunk of flesh gouged out of face). Treatment: Bandaged and encouraged to visit an ER for sutures ASAP. Francis Reade
11 a.m. Saturday, July 15. UMB Bank Pavilion, 14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights. $39.50 to $75. 314-421-4400.
We weren't surprised to hear that DJ Shadow was going crunk. He is from the Bay Area, which is home to the booming Hyphy sound, but his atmospheric brand of turntablism never crossed paths with the rappers in his backyard until now. "3 Freaks," the first single from Shadow's upcoming album, The Outsider, features rappers Keak Da Sneak and Turf Talk. (You might recognize Turf from his post-trial argument on TV's Judge Joe Brown. He lost.) The album isn't due out until September 12, but you can see for yourself at Mp3fusion.net (search: DJ Shadow) how Shadow is reinventing the San Francisco Bay sound. While you're there, help yourself to the remix of the track and a few other rarities. Andy Vihstadt