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Review: Index Festival in Deep Ellum (Day 1)


Tim Saccenti

If you walked away disappointed from Friday’s opening of the third annual Index Festival, well, you’re doing it wrong. Read more

Concert review: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers


Special to DFW.com

During the trip home from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ concert Friday night at American Airlines Center, Don’t Do Me Like That played on the radio, another reminder of the many songs Petty didn’t perform during a ... Read more

Review: Thom Yorke, ‘Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes’

Hot on the heels of U2’s ultimately controversial surprise release of its new studio album, Songs of Innocence, Radiohead’s Thom Yorke upended the Inte... Read more

Concert review: Katsuk at Arlington’s Levitt Pavilion


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Saturday was the day of the annual Ecofest in Arlington, an event showcasing green products and promoting environmental responsibility. However, I confess, I did not know it was going on at all. About a month ago I caught the tail end of a Katsuk show at Lola’s, and I realized it had been ... Read more

Review: Lily Allen at House of Blues

As pop provocateurs go, Lily Allen is fairly benign. Read more

Review: Kings of Leon at Gexa Energy Pavilion


Photos by Roman Pena and Jamie Ford, Special to DFW.com

Some bands sprint to 15 years, and you wonder how on Earth they did it. Read more

Review: Lyle Lovett and His Large Band at Bass Hall

Lyle Lovett


In the space of a single song Wednesday night, Lyle Lovett revealed the artistic multitudes he contains. Read more

Review: U2, ‘Songs of Innocence’


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

North Texas musicians help raise money for sportswriter’s family

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Family, friends and fans filled Billy Bob’s Texas on Monday night to pay tribute to the late sportswriter Richard Durrett. Read more

Review: Drake and Lil Wayne at Gexa Energy Pavilion


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Pitched as a prizefight between hip-hop superstars, Sunday’s Drake and Lil Wayne face-off at Gexa Energy Pavilion was less about trading blows than it was about burnishing the brand. Read more

Concert review: Luke Wade’s Songwriter Showdown at Queen City Music Hall


Special to DFW.com

I’ve been hearing about Luke Wade and his songwriter showdown for some time now, and I’ve been trying to make it out there. I love open-mic nights, and I’ve never had a bad time at a Luke Wade show. I headed downtown to Queen City Music Hall to check it out. Read more

Review: Aretha Franklin at Winspear Opera House

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Special to the Star-Telegram

“Come on, we’re going to church!” shouted Aretha Franklin, as the 20-piece band behind her began to build up steam. Read more

Review: Clearfork Music Festival at Panther Island Pavilion


Special to DFW.com

There was, for an all-too-brief moment Saturday, a perfect encapsulation of what the Clearfork Music Festival aspires to be. Read more

Review: Crosby, Stills & Nash at Verizon Theatre


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The line hung in the air, thick with meaning: “As we watch the curtain falling/And you sing us one last song ...” Read more

Concert review: Hard Proof and The Effinays at Lola’s Saloon


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On Friday, I got a call from KTCU’s Tom Urquhart. His car was in the shop, and he was facing live music withdrawal, so he needed a ride to a place with horns (he is a trombone player, after all). I learned that Hard Proof (Afrobeat out of Austin), and The Effinays (psychotic funk out of Da... Read more

Review: One Direction at AT&T Stadium


Photos by Roman A. Pena and Jamie B. Ford

“Dallas, are you gonna be the loudest crowd we’ve ever seen?” asked Liam Payne. Read more

Review: Sarah Jaffe at Majestic Theatre


Melanie Little Gomez

In the space of two songs Saturday, Sarah Jaffe erased four years. Read more

Review: Nickel Creek at Majestic Theatre


Brantley Gutierrez

Nickel Creek began playing its second song of the night — the instrumental Scotch & Chocolate — and Chris Thile started roaming. Read more

Concert review: Alan at The Republic Street Bar


Special to DFW.com

The Republic Street sits like an outpost on the frontier of the gentrification of Fort Worth’s near south side. It’s a newish joint, a simple rectangular building, better-adorned than others in the neighborhood, just past where Pennsylvania Avenue turns into Hattie Street. Read more

Review: Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden at Gexa Energy Pavilion


The Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden doubleheader at Gexa Energy Pavilion often felt like weaponized nostalgia, fond memories repurposed for a full-on sonic assault. Read more

Review: KXT Summer Cut at Gexa Energy Pavilion


Photos by Roman Pena and Jamie Ford, Special to DFW.com

Without really meaning to, Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard summed up the third annual KXT Summer Cut: Happy Funtime Fest in a single sentence. Read more

Review: The Both at Kessler Theater


Christian Lantry

The banter began before a single note had been struck. Read more

CD review: Sinead O’Connor, ‘I’m Not Bossy, I’m the Boss’



After a rough few years for Sinead O’Connor, as she dealt with a 16-day marriage and canceled a tour due to mental illness, it’s heartening to see her confident image on the cover of the new disc, I’m Not Bossy, I’m the Boss. Read more

Concert review: Shotgun Friday at Magnolia Motor Lounge


Special to DFW.com

About a year ago, we told you about a new band that was formed by departing members of Fish Fry Bingo — Shotgun Friday. Since then, I have wanted to see what new direction these guys ha... Read more

Review: Loretta Lynn at Bass Hall


Special/Rachel Parker

For all the accolades and accomplishments, Loretta Lynn is still human. Read more

Review: Jimmy LaFave and Parker Millsap at Vagabond


Samantha Lamb

For a few hours Wednesday night, one corner of Dallas felt an awful lot like Austin. Read more

CD review: Spoon, ‘They Want My Soul’

The Austin-born band Spoon is out with its eighth album, They Want My Soul. Read more

Review: Sarah McLachlan at Winspear Opera House

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To attend a Sarah McLachlan concert is to observe a master’s class in fan service. Read more

Concert review: The Dangits and The Me-Thinks at Lola’s


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A few years back I witnessed a truly epic show at Lola’s on Sixth that had everything: face-melting music by The Dangits and The Me-Thinks, camera-wielding ninjas, and a full-service... Read more

Review: Ray LaMontagne at Music Hall at Fair Park


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Musically speaking, Ray LaMontagne has let the sunshine in. Read more

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