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Monday, March 12, 2012

Out Every Night: The Best Shows Each Day From March 12 to 18

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Kelly Clarkson Fri., March 16, 8:00pm @ Fox Theatre - $32.50 - $59.50 By Daniel Hill American Idol's biggest success story -- pop songstress Kelly Clarkson -- will be playing at the Fabulous Fox Theatre March 16th, in support of her latest album, Stronger. The album's lead single "Mr. Know It All" debuted at number eighteen on the Billboard Hot 100, marking her highest debut since 2007. Fans should expect a big, theatrical show featuring all of the starlet's hits. Matt Nathanson will open the show.

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Steve Ewing St. Patrick's Day Show Sat., March 17, 9:00pm @ Kirkwood Station Brewing Company - $5 By Josh Levi Local gourmet hot-dog entrepreneur Steve Ewing is no stranger to the St. Louis music scene. His dedication and passion can be seen in his true love for music, stemming from his salad days fronting the high-energy ska/rock outfit, the Urge. Ewing's range of vocal talent can clearly be heard in his ability to lull audiences, whether it be crooning with a soothing speak-sing soul or belting out his trademark rock & roll bellows. Backed by a bevy of equally excited music lovers, the Steve Ewing Band never shies away from a gig, expounding a harmonious union of song with each performance. Concertgoers will be delighted to know the Ewing Band plays a variety of covers as well as originals to Urge favorites, always letting Ewing's notorious hypeman instincts shine through.

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The Union Electric, Jackhead Sat. March 17, 9:00pm @ The Tap Room - free By Daniel Hill This Facebook invite -- sent out by the Union Electric -- seemingly in an attempt to leave the word "Patrick" out of its description of the St. Paddy's Day show, prefers instead to refer to the holiday as "St. Tap Room Day", "Green Beer Day" and "Green Day" -- the third of which briefly had us scratching our heads in confusion here at RFT Music. The line that reads, "UE and Jackhead will be playing Green Day at the Tap Room," had us particularly puzzled / excited, anticipating a damn interesting cover-band tribute situation. While this isn't the case, the free local show will still be a great place to wind down (or start up, for the night owls) this year's St. Green Day celebration.

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Hayes Carll Sun. March 18, 8:00pm @ The Sheldon - $17 to $20 By Roy Kasten Raised outside Houston, tutored by Ray Wylie Hubbard and now one of the most reliable of the unwashed, uncouth but undeniably talented post-Jerry Jeff Walker singer-songwriters, Hayes Carll has built a career the honky-tonk troubadour way. He tours doggedly and writes songs born from the hillbilly highway, songs full of Texas swing and one-night stands (even when falling down), blasphemous songs about Jesus (who stole his girl) and tirades about the Afghan war ("KMAG YOYO," a.k.a. "Kiss My Ass Goodbye, You're On Your Own"). His heart may leave him in the wrong places, but his love songs ("Beaumont" especially) are beginning to stand the test of time. Recommended Cocktail Pairing: Four Roses and water or whatever furniture polish is at hand, backed by a Corona, hold the lime. Carll's wit is acidic enough.

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