Home  >  Music  >  Music Reviews

Music Reviews

Review: Dave Rawlings Machine at Majestic Theatre

Dave Rawlings Machine 3

Star-Telegram

The first thing you notice about the Dave Rawlings Machine is the movement of its namesake. Read more

Review: Mark Knopfler at the Majestic

GUL5UU1T0.4

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

GFM3E8QRB.2

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

GTS3A68VL.2

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’

GJR2VI1AF.3

Courtesy Interscope Records

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

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

GGI285R2T.3

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

GIV24GK3M.3

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

G6V21N98M.3

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

imagine dragons

Photos: Special to DFW.com

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

stingsimon1

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

GG71K7L8E.3

Courtesy Bismeaux Records

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

Concert review: High on Fire at Trees in Dallas

G7012H56G.3

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’

GQBS1EHT.3

Photo

“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

jessie-ware-110-2

Courtesy of Universal Island

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

Review: The Eagles at American Airlines Center

eagles2

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

VWeekend1

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

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

Review: Mumford and Sons at Gexa Energy Pavilion

mumford01

Roman Pena & Jamie Ford

Somewhere along the way, Mumford and Sons became a punchline. Read more

Review: Dia de Los Toadies at Panther Island Pavilion

Dia de los Toadies

Photos by Velton Hayworth

With the sparkling Fort Worth skyline behind them and a half moon hanging in the sky above them on the final day of the sixth annual Dia de Los Toadies, one of Fort Worth’s biggest rock exports was making a threat. Read more

CD review: Janelle Monae, ‘The Electric Lady’

Fashion-Janelle Monae

AP

True ambition is an endangered species in the pop music world. Read more

Review: Lil Wayne, T.I. and 2 Chainz at Gexa Energy Pavilion

Lil' Wayne

Photos by Velton Hayworth

Friday night at Gexa Energy Pavilion, Lil Wayne appeared like a man reborn. Read more

Review: Pitbull and Ke$ha at Gexa Energy Pavilion

Pitbull

(Photo by Heather Svokos)

You don’t watch a Pitbull concert so much as acquiesce. Read more

Review: Rufus Wainwright and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra at Bass Hall

G0PCOPJJ.3

Decca Records

Of the many facets of Rufus Wainwright’s musical personality, North Texans have had the opportunity to see several of them over the last decade. Read more

Concert review: Un Chien at the Wild Rooster

GPFCIB8S.3

Special to DFW.com

Back in 2010, I met a band at the now defunct Moon called Stella Rose. Read more

Review: The Postal Service at Verizon Theatre

GNNC48PR.3

Nasty Little Man

The electro-pop duo performed much of its only album to celebrate 10th anniversary Read more

Page 2