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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

Sarah McLachlan in Artpark


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


RCA Records

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

Concert review: The Diabolical Machines at Shipping & Receiving


Special to DFW.com

Summer is fully here in Panther City, with a brutal and oppressive heat beating down on us throughout the day. But once the sun went down on Saturday, it was a different story: with the cool night breeze the evening brought, I just couldn’t stay indoors. God never gave us a more perfect ni... Read more

Review: Beyonce and Jay Z at AT&T Stadium


Rob Hoffman/Parkwood Entertainment/PictureGroup

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

Concert review: Svenny Baby at The Cellar


Special to DFW.com

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


Special to DFW.com

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


Special to DFW.com

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


Special to DFW.com

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

Concert review: Sweet Ride at an undisclosed location


Special to DFW.com

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

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

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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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


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


Courtesy Bismeaux Records

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

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