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Concert review: Farewell to The Where House


Special to DFW.com

Back in July of 2010, I heard about this new place opening up on Hemphill, and I drove out there. I couldn’t find a parking place anywhere near the joint and wound up leaving. I thought that this place could never, last — a run-down warehouse in a dodgy neighborhood with no parking. Read more

CD review: Ella Henderson, ‘Chapter One’


Columbia Records

The boundary between imitation and inspiration is one frequently trampled in pop music. Read more

Concert review: American 45’s, at The Republic Street Bar


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It was a bitter cold night, with a misting rain, but there was hope in our hearts Saturday. The Dallas Cowboys were still in the running, having yet to be robbed of their rightful place in football destiny by Gene Steratore — I mean, the man even sounds like a Bond villain, right? But this... Read more

Review: AT&T Playoff Playlist Live! feat. Lenny Kravitz at American Airlines Center


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For a time Saturday, it seemed like the opening night of AT&T’s Playoff Playlist Live! might be the world’s most expensive house concert. Read more

Review: CMT’s Ultimate Kickoff Party at Dallas Convention Center


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As the glittering silver confetti fell in Hall D of the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center, the final notes of Big & Rich’s 11-year-old single Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy ringing out, the CMT Ultimate Kickoff Party had fulfilled its reason for being: a sh... Read more

Concert review: Patriot at Shipping and Receiving


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It’s a new year, and the only way to start off the new year right is with live music — so I headed to Shipping & Receiving. Read more

Concert review: Daniel Lawrence Walker and Ryan Tharp at the Magnolia Motor Lounge


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Everyone has their holiday tradition. With me, after all the family and spiritual stuff, live music is a requirement. Last Thursday, I remembered talking to Daniel Lawrence Walker a couple of year... Read more

Concert review: Lights All Night 2014


Roderick Pullum/Special to DFW.com

If a fan of electronic dance music from a decade or two ago had been transported on Friday night to Lights All Night, Dallas’ largest EDM festival, they would have been in for a shock. And not just because of the amount of e-cigs ... Read more

Concert review: Mother Culture and Toy Gun at The Boiled Owl Tavern


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It’s that time of year again — ugly-sweater season. And on Dec. 17, we had an ugly-sweater party at The Boiled Owl Tavern in Fort Worth sponsored by Fireball Whiskey — the sweater you wear on th... Read more

Review: Fleetwood Mac at American Airlines Center

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There was a moment Sunday night when Stevie Nicks began recounting all of the acts she and Lindsay Buckingham once opened for, prior to joining the ranks of Fleetwood Mac. Read more

Concert review: Open Jam at Mambo’s Tapas Cantina


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For years, I’ve been a fan of the blues, and the essence of blues is improvisation. The whole structure of the blues, the 1-4-5 12-bar chord progression lays a framework so that half a dozen players who have never met each other can sit down and play together and make something musical the... Read more

Concert review: Keegan McInroe and Ginny Mac at Fred’s Texas Cafe


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Keegan McInroe has been a sonic force in Funkytown for the last decade or so, and the past couple of years he has been spreading the gospel of Fort Worth music to the good people of Europe. Read more

Review: Usher at American Airlines Center


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For most music superstars, the formula is as follows: Hit it big, ascend into the cultural stratosphere, and wash, rinse and repeat until the public grows weary of you. Read more

Review: Luke Wade at Live Oak Music Hall

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No matter how good singers are on a reality-competition TV show, there’s always something a little contrived about the performances: They’re playing for the cameras, playing for the show’s coaches/judges, dealing with commercial breaks, singing songs they might not ordinaril... Read more

Concert review: Tornup and Berto G at River Run Roadhouse


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Last year we told you about Liz Honea, a Fort Worth bartender with a long history going back to the legendary Moon Bar on Berry Street. Sunday was her birthday, and her friends decided ... Read more

Review: Sturgill Simpson at Club Dada



At nine p.m. on the nose, Sturgill Simpson strode onto the Club Dada stage. Read more

Lone Star Sounds: New music from Oil Boom


Andrew Sherman

On a surface level, nothing about Oil Boom’s brand of music — bluesy, distorted rock ’n’ roll, loaded and ready for last call — seems particularly noteworthy. Read more

Review: U2, ‘Songs of Innocence’


Courtesy Interscope Records

Apple wasn’t the only entity with a surprise Tuesday. Read more

CD review: Sturgill Simpson, ‘Metamodern Sounds in Country Music’


Reto Sterchi

Sturgill Simpson’s sophomore record is downright disorienting. Read more

Concert review: Homegrown Music and Art Festival

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Velton Hayworth/Special to DFW.com

May has become musicfest month in every corner of North Texas. Read more

Review: Old 97’s at Strauss Square


Eric Ryan Anderson

More than most Old 97’s performances in North Texas, Saturday’s showcase in the heart of downtown Dallas truly felt like a homecoming. Read more

Review: Jason Aldean, Eli Young Band, the Wild Feathers and Jack Ingram at March Madness Music Festival


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As seems to happen every time the North Texas area hosts a major sporting event, the weather threatened to play spoiler ahead of this weekend’s Final Four action, spread from Fort Worth to Arlington to Dallas. Read more

Concert review: Toadies at Martin House Brewing

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Back in late ’80s or early ’90s Fort Worth, there was a little punk club on Main Street called The Axis. I never set foot in the place; I was poor — even for the cover for that place — so I’d hang outside and listen to the bands play. There were often more peopl... Read more

Review: Imagine Dragons at American Airlines Center

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Is it still rock music if it bears no discernible edge? Read more

CD review: Eric Church, ‘The Outsiders’

Eric Church is developing two separate and distinct personalities that seem to wrestle each other in a glorious battle royale on his fourth and best album, The Outsiders. Read more

Review: Paul Simon and Sting at American Airlines Center


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The multi-platinum Grammy winners made an unlikely, but fascinating, pair. Read more

Review: Willie Nelson and Asleep at the Wheel at Eisemann Center


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The titans of Texas country joined forces for a sold-out showcase. Read more

Concert review: High on Fire at Trees in Dallas


Photos by Velton Hayworth

The faithful brushed off the cold Tuesday night and caught High on Fire at Deep Ellum’s iconic music venue, Trees. Read more

CD review: Arcade Fire, ‘Reflektor’



“It’s just a reflection of a reflection,” sings Win Butler at the beginning of Arcade Fire’s sweeping fourth album, Reflektor. Read more

Review: Jessie Ware at South Side Music Hall


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The British singer-songwriter kicked off her month-long U.S. tour Thursday in Dallas. Read more

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