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Keith Urban lets the good times roll at American Airlines Center


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The mission was established early on: “Tonight is all about letting go of what’s outside!” Read more

Kris Kristofferson finds poetry in plain sight at Bass Hall

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“I’m proud to say Bob Dylan cut this next one,” Kris Kristofferson remarked, before easing into his 1985 tune They Killed Him. Read more

Elvis Costello explores all sides of his catalog at Majestic Theatre



There was a moment, near the end of Elvis Costello’s second encore Tuesday, that perfectly encapsulated his artistic dichotomy. Read more

The party doesn’t stop with the Mavericks at Billy Bob’s Texas


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The tray of tequila shots — eight small glasses, joined by a plastic cup brimming with lime slices — materialized at some point. Read more

Prophets of Rage finds inspiration in discontent at Dallas’ Gexa Energy Pavilion


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“Make America rage again,” the ticket stub read Sunday night at Gexa Energy Pavilion. Read more

Glen Hansard brings soul-stirring songs to Dallas’ Majestic Theatre

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Glen Hansard hadn’t been on the Majestic Theatre stage long Saturday night when he made an observation that echoed through the remainder of his performance. Read more

Norah Jones returns to Denton for confident, casual Oaktopia festival set


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The city of Denton fairly vibrated with pride Friday as one of its most famous former residents, Grammy-winning superstar Norah Jones, returned to her old college stomping grounds for a headlining performance at the fourth annual install... Read more

Kanye West stands alone during ‘Saint Pablo’ stop at American Airlines Center


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In an age of mundane miracles — computers on our wrists, self-driving cars, buying something and never touching physical currency — fostering a sense of genuine wonder is, increasingly, a rare feat. Read more

Carrie Underwood reigns as pop-country queen at American Airlines Center


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The narrative of Carrie Underwood has always fallen short of describing the reigning queen of pop-country. Read more

Tegan and Sara mix pleasure, pain at Majestic Theatre


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The acclaimed Canadian sister act brought its retro-inspired pop to Dallas Thursday. Read more

Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas bring Honda Civic Tour home to DFW


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As audience members filed into American Airlines Center Monday, they were handed thick little booklets, the first of what would be many promotional materials they would endure over the next three hours. Read more

Review: Texas Camerata


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The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra may have gone on strike Thursday, but there were still some angelic sounds to be heard downtown. The Texas Camerata, several of whose members are symphony orchestra musicians, presented a program called Sacred Art in St. Patrick Cathedral. (The Camerata is not, ... Read more

Coldplay brings soaring anthems, stunning visuals to AT&T Stadium


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In the darkness of AT&T Stadium, Charlie Chaplin’s voice echoed: “The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed, the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress.” 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: 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

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


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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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