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Dixie Chicks come home to roost in Dallas

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When it comes to the Dixie Chicks, distractions are plentiful. Read more

Case/Lang/Veirs make beautiful music together at Winspear Opera House

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Star-Telegram

So much of the music business is bound up in the mundane and irritating: carving ideas out of inspiration; weeks away from home on tour; putting up with the press; eking out a living in an industry turned upside down by technology. Read more

Guns N’ Roses brings concert of a ‘Lifetime’to AT&T Stadium

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Katarina Benzova

The multiplatinum rock band, reunited after a 25-year estrangement, performed the classics that fans craved in Arlington on Wednesday. Read more

Steven Tyler isn't very country after all

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Special to the Star-Telegram

After an indulgent introductory video package — as if the screaming throng filling the Music Hall at Fair Park was fuzzy on the life and career of Steven Tyler, who brought his “Out on a Limb” tour to town Monday — the man himself stepped on stage, making a proclamation that, ... Read more

Benjamin Clementine bewitches

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Special to the Star-Telegram

Everything about Benjamin Clementine is, at first glance, turned inward. Read more

Drake overcomes late start to dazzle American Airlines Center

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Special to Star-Telegram

“Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.” Read more

Singer Leon Bridges comes home to Shipping & Receiving

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Star-Telegram

The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter returned to where it all began Wednesday. Read more

Review: Mark Knopfler at the Majestic

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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

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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

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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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Reto Sterchi

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

Concert review: Homegrown Music and Art Festival

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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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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’

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“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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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

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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

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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

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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

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