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Lucinda Williams sings of love, death and life’s journeys at the Kessler Theater in Dallas

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Star-Telegram

Standing alone on the Kessler Theater stage, Lucinda Williams began to speak, the past mingling with the present. Read more

Sarah Jarosz revisits her roots and shares new music at Kessler Theater in Dallas

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Star-Telegram

The slightly boozy cry rang out from the darkness. Read more

Savages unleashes brutal beauty at Trees in Dallas

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Special to the Star-Telegram

The London-based quartet brought intense post-punk anthems to Deep Ellum Monday. Read more

Justin Bieber brings spectacle to American Airlines Center in Dallas

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Star-Telegram

Let us consider the word “purpose.” Read more

Review: M83 at the Bomb Factory

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Star-Telegram

Some bands prize atmosphere above all else, while others, for the sake of the song, strip away everything but the music being made. Read more

Review: Lissie at Trees

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Star-Telegram

Onstage and off, Lissie is an artist in transition. Read more

Review: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band at American Airlines Center

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Special to the Star-Telegram

Time, like water in a river, forever moves forward. Read more

Review: Mumford & Sons at Gexa Energy Pavilion

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Special to the Star-Telegram

Some of them spike violently, like a mountain range reaching for the sky. Read more

Review: Bryce Dessner with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra

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Star-Telegram

The wall between classical music and indie rock is plenty porous these days. Read more

Review: The Mavericks at House of Blues

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Star-Telegram

Love your job, the old saw goes, and you’ll never work a day in your life. Read more

Review: Mavis Staples at Kessler Theater

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Special to the Star-Telegram

The five-piece band vamping behind her on the Kessler Theater’s intimate stage, Mavis Staples began to testify. Read more

Review: Mark Knopfler at the Majestic

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Henrik Hansen

-- The world is awash in guitarists but only a relative few have a sound that sets them apart. Mark Knopfler is one of them, his singularly lean and liquid style -- which can evoke both love and loneliness in equal measure -- having first caught the world’s ear in Dire Straits with Read more

Review: Sturgill Simpson at Club Dada

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Crackerfarm

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

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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’

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

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

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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

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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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Special to DFW.com

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

Special to DFW.com

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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Roman Pena & Jamie Ford/Special to DFW.com

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

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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’

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“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

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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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Roman Pena & Jamie Ford/Special to DFW.com

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

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