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Concert review: Hard Proof and The Effinays at Lola’s Saloon

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Special to DFW.com

On Friday, I got a call from KTCU’s Tom Urquhart. His car was in the shop, and he was facing live music withdrawal, so he needed a ride to a place with horns (he is a trombone player, after all). I learned that Hard Proof (Afrobeat out of Austin), and The Effinays (psychotic funk out of Da... Read more

Review: One Direction at AT&T Stadium

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Photos by Roman A. Pena and Jamie B. Ford

“Dallas, are you gonna be the loudest crowd we’ve ever seen?” asked Liam Payne. Read more

Review: Sarah Jaffe at Majestic Theatre

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Melanie Little Gomez

In the space of two songs Saturday, Sarah Jaffe erased four years. Read more

Review: Nickel Creek at Majestic Theatre

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Brantley Gutierrez

Nickel Creek began playing its second song of the night — the instrumental Scotch & Chocolate — and Chris Thile started roaming. Read more

Concert review: Alan at The Republic Street Bar

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Special to DFW.com

The Republic Street sits like an outpost on the frontier of the gentrification of Fort Worth’s near south side. It’s a newish joint, a simple rectangular building, better-adorned than others in the neighborhood, just past where Pennsylvania Avenue turns into Hattie Street. Read more

Review: Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden at Gexa Energy Pavilion

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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

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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

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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’

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Nettwerk

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

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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

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Special/Rachel Parker

For all the accolades and accomplishments, Loretta Lynn is still human. Read more

Review: Jimmy LaFave and Parker Millsap at Vagabond

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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

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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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special to DFW.com

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

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RCA Records

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

Concert review: The Diabolical Machines at Shipping & Receiving

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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

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

Concert review: Svenny Baby at The Cellar

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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

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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

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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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Special to DFW.com

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

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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

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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

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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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

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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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Photos: Special to DFW.com

Is it still rock music if it bears no discernible edge? Read more

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