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Concert review: Jack Thunder and the Road Soda at the Boiled Owl Tavern


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Jack Thunder and the Road Soda is one my favorite things about living in Funkytown. Not just the band, although the band is enough on its own. It’s more that I get to live in a town th... Read more

Review: Stevie Wonder at American Airlines Center


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So much has changed since Stevie Wonder released Songs in the Key of Life in Sept. 1976 — and so much has not. Read more

Review: The Mavericks at Majestic Theatre


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A good sign you’re at a Mavericks concert: the crowd is on its feet before a single note has been played. Read more

Review: South by Southwest 2015 (Day 1)


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Walking around the first night of the music portion of the South by Southwest Music Conference and Festival, it seemed to be business as usual. Read more

Concert review: SXSW Kickoff Party at The Cellar


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Saturday night I was going through the calendars of the local music venues, and it seemed like everyone was hosting a SXSW party featuring out-of-town rockers. I was in the mood for something local, and ... Read more

Review: Miranda Lambert at American Airlines Center


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It wasn’t hard to figure out if Miranda Lambert was excited about Thursday’s show at American Airlines Center. Read more

Review: Chris Brown & Trey Songz at American Airlines Center

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When does an artist’s offstage life crowd out what’s he doing onstage? Read more

Concert review: Brave Combo at The Live Oak


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Thursday night, weather derailed my plan to catch Jazz Night at Shipping & Receiving (I swung by, but there were no jazz musicians to be found). Instead, I headed to the Live Oak to regroup and found Read more

Review: John Mellencamp at McFarlin Auditorium


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Like an ember in his soul, anger has always spurred John Mellencamp forward. Read more

Review: Meghan Trainor at Granada Theater


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There are two paths a fledgling pop star can travel. Read more

Review: Diana Ross at Verizon Theatre

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Watching Diana Ross perform at Verizon Theatre Thursday was to see the neglect of a national treasure transpire in real time. Read more

Concert review: Luke McGlathery and Joe Savage at Lola’s


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Late Sunday, our beloved Funkytown was brutally attacked by cold winds and freezing water. It was a Savage kind of night — and a Luke McGlathery kind of night. They were both playing at Lola’s, and so I braved the Yankee weather and the southern drivers and headed down there. Read more

Review: Wynonna at Arlington Music Hall



No one could ever accuse Wynonna Judd of false advertising. Read more

CD review: Father John Misty, ‘I Love You Honeybear’

The singular singer-songwriter has a love-hate relationship with himself on his sophomore album. Read more

Concert review: Paul Slavens at the Live Oak


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I see a lot of bands, at least 100 a year. I stopped counting a long time ago, but in general I only talk about the ones that I think are worth talking about. Read more

Review: Kat Edmonson at Kessler Theater

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“How are you lovebirds doing?” Kat Edmonson asked those gathered at the Kessler Theater Friday. “Are you here with your valentine? I hope so.” Read more

CD review: Jamie Cullum, ‘Interlude’


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There’s an implicit warning in the title of Jamie Cullum’s standards album, Interlude. Read more

Concert review: KatsüK at Shipping & Receiving


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Sunday I found myself at the Live Oak Music Hall for, of all things, a yoga class. Those who know me know I’m not the yoga type. However, Brandi Beckwith of Flying Buddha Yoga had put together something called a Hangover Yoga Brunch, with Josiah Hunter providing relaxing trance music. Read more

Review: Usher and Blake Shelton at AT&T Stadium


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“It doesn’t matter if it’s country or R&B music — an emotion is an emotion, right?” Read more

Concert review: Bogus Green and the Big Reggae Band at Lola’s Saloon


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Sunday was the annual Commercial Bowl, where fans of advertising get together to cheer on their favorite manufacturers as they compete to see who can spend the most money creatively to sell you things you only maybe need. A couple of football teams showed up to do something or other as well. But ... 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’


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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

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