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Review: Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear

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The lights dimmed nearly to the point of darkness, Madisen Ward leaned back and let the words tear out of him. Read more

Review: Chvrches at the Bomb Factory


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As bits of what Chvrches’ lead vocalist Lauren Mayberry described as “stage chat” go, it was revealing. Read more

Review: Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt at Bass Hall

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Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt had scarcely taken their seats upon the Bass Hall stage Monday, when the cry rang out: “Happy birthday!” Read more

Review: Chris Cornell at Majestic Theatre


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A couple weeks ago, the Internet flipped out — as is its wont — over Chris Cornell’s cover of Nothing Compares 2 U Read more

Review: Kendrick Lamar at South Side Ballroom


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Kendrick Lamar stood at the microphone and spoke, the band vamping behind him. Read more

Review: My Morning Jacket at Verizon Theatre


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My Morning Jacket has always vibrated on a frequency apart from other American rock bands. Read more

Review: Taylor Swift at AT&T Stadium


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At this point, griping about Taylor Swift’s popularity, or her music, or her ability to sell out a venue the size of AT&T Stadium three times over is like complaining about the Sahara Desert being hot and dry. Read more

Review: John Fullbright at Kessler Theater

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John Fullbright, guitar in his hands, harmonica around his neck, paused for a moment. Read more

Review: Don Henley at Verizon Theatre

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Don Henley, it seems fair to say, likes things the way they used to be. Read more

Review: Run the Jewels at House of Blues


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As the strains of Queen’s We Are the Champions filtered through the smoke-thickened air, rappers Killer Mike and El-P, together known as hip-hop duo Run the Jewels, stepped on stage. Read more

Concert review: Purple at the Magnolia Motor Lounge


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A few weeks back we told you about a birthday party put on by the music management company Red Empire. It was one of my fav... Read more

Review: The Decemberists at Majestic Theatre


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The idiosyncratic rock band pulled from all corners of its catalog Friday night. Read more

Review: Mark Knopfler at the Majestic


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: Hall & Oates at Majestic Theatre


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The sense of decorum lasted until the fourth song. 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’


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

Concert review: Homegrown Music and Art Festival

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

Review: Old 97’s at Strauss Square


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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


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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’



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

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