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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: Garth Brooks at American Airlines Center


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When speaking of Garth Brooks, facts and figures tend to dominate the conversation. Read more

Review: Lenny Kravitz at Allen Event Center


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The Grammy-winning rocker took a giddy audience back in time Wednesday. Read more

Review: Dia de Los Toadies at Panther Island Pavilion


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“Are we having super chill acoustic fun?” Vaden Todd Lewis asked the few hundred fans standing before him. Read more

Review: ZZ Top at Music Hall at Fair Park


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For rock bands of a certain vintage, it’s a very fine line between continuing to play for the love of the game and coasting. Read more

Review: Kelly Clarkson at Gexa Energy Pavilion


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“This is hard because my sister is here.” Read more

Review: KXT Summer Cut at South Side Ballroom


Velton Hayworth

There was, if you stopped and thought about it Saturday, a rather fitting metaphor unfolding onstage at the South Side Ballroom. Read more

Review: Lyle Lovett and His Large Band at Bass Hall

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Like clockwork, every year for the better part of the last decade, Lyle Lovett has performed at Bass Hall. Read more

Review: Sam Smith at Verizon Theatre


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Much has changed for Sam Smith since his last trip through town, just 10 months ago. Read more

Review: Damien Rice at South Side Ballroom


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Eight years slipped by since Damien Rice last stood on a stage here. Read more

Review: Shania Twain at American Airlines Center


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How does an artist go backward and forward at the same time? Read more

Concert review: Stephen Beatty at Thurber Mingus


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On Thursday, I stopped into Billy’s Oak Acres to get my barbecue fix, and I heard a familiar voice belting out songs in the back. The Mighty Joe Savage and his brother John Savage (who... 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’


Reto Sterchi

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


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

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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


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’



“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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