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Review: Beyonce and Jay Z at AT&T Stadium


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Five words hung over everything, metaphorically and literally: “This is not real life.” Read more

Concert review: Svenny Baby at The Cellar


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It’s been a while since I made it back to The Cellar on Berry Street. So when I got word that the band Svenny Baby would be playing on Saturday, I felt compelled to check it out. Read more

Review: The Mavericks at Granada Theater


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At its best, a concert is like a sustained narcotic drip — euphoric, satisfying and deeply addictive. Read more

Review: KISS and Def Leppard at Gexa Energy Pavilion


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The smell of sulfur from a few dozen explosions that had fired off during the last tune still wafted between the stage and the outdoor canopy at Dallas’ Gexa Energy Pavilion. Read more

Concert review: Risk On Da Disk at the Chuggin’ Monk in Arlington


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Saturday I was looking to get my live music fix, and I got wind of a show at The Chuggin’ Monk in Arlington. A band out of Tulsa called Risk on Da Disk was playing, and it bil... Read more

Review: Queen + Adam Lambert at AAC in Dallas


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Turns out, “Fat-bottomed Girls” really do make the rockin’ world go ’round. Read more

Concert review: Sweet Ride at an undisclosed location


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A few days ago, I got a cryptic message from local music instigator Tony Diaz of Panther City Exchange (and the band Goodwin). Read more

Concert review: Beauxregard at The Grotto


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My mission for Saturday night was to finally hear the band Beauxregard in a decent sound setting, which is what led me to the Grotto. Read more

Review: Jeff Tweedy at Majestic Theatre


Zoran Orlic

A dozen songs passed before Jeff Tweedy spoke more than a sentence Sunday. Read more

Lone Star Sounds: New music from French 75 and more


Ian Cole

“Pay attention,” Jencey Keeton whispers at the top of French 75’s debut EP, Echoes. Read more

Review: James Taylor at Verizon Theatre

There was something appropriate about seeing James Taylor on Father’s Day. Read more

Concert review: Darrin Kobetich, James Hinkle, Marty Christian and Johnny Mack at Fred’s TCU


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I’ve been going to Fred’s as long as I can remember. Before the Seventh Street corridor was a thing, before the Food Network found it, before there was a Fred’s north or a Fred’s TCU, I’ve been a fan of the Fredburger. But with success came crowds, and the outdo... Read more

Review: George Strait at AT&T Stadium

George STrait

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Searching the face of George Strait for raw emotion was a futile task Saturday. 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

The Toadies

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

Review: The Eagles at American Airlines Center


Photos by Roman A. Pena and Jamie B. Ford

History, it’s been said, is written by the victors. Read more

Review: Vampire Weekend at Verizon Theatre


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It is odd to think of Vampire Weekend as elder statesmen. Read more

Review: The Mavericks at Granada Theater

“I just wanna dance the night away/With senoritas who can sway,” Raul Malo sang Sunday night, a wide grin on his goateed face. “Right now tomorrow's looking bright/Just like the sunny morning light.” Read more

Review: Jake Bugg at Kessler Theater

He writes like Dylan, words laced with insight beyond his years. Read more

Review: Depeche Mode at Gexa Energy Pavilion

In an era when anyone with a YouTube account can achieve fame, it’s easy to forget what actual rock star charisma looks like. Read more

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