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Review: Lyle Lovett and His Large Band at Bass Hall

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Star-Telegram

In the space of a single song Wednesday night, Lyle Lovett revealed the artistic multitudes he contains. Read more

Review: U2, ‘Songs of Innocence’

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Courtesy Interscope Records

Apple wasn’t the only entity with a surprise Tuesday. Read more

North Texas musicians help raise money for sportswriter’s family

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DFW.com

Family, friends and fans filled Billy Bob’s Texas on Monday night to pay tribute to the late sportswriter Richard Durrett. Read more

Review: Drake and Lil Wayne at Gexa Energy Pavilion

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Special to DFW.com

Pitched as a prizefight between hip-hop superstars, Sunday’s Drake and Lil Wayne face-off at Gexa Energy Pavilion was less about trading blows than it was about burnishing the brand. Read more

Concert review: Luke Wade’s Songwriter Showdown at Queen City Music Hall

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Special to DFW.com

I’ve been hearing about Luke Wade and his songwriter showdown for some time now, and I’ve been trying to make it out there. I love open-mic nights, and I’ve never had a bad time at a Luke Wade show. I headed downtown to Queen City Music Hall to check it out. Read more

Review: Aretha Franklin at Winspear Opera House

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Special to the Star-Telegram

“Come on, we’re going to church!” shouted Aretha Franklin, as the 20-piece band behind her began to build up steam. Read more

Review: Clearfork Music Festival at Panther Island Pavilion

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Special to DFW.com

There was, for an all-too-brief moment Saturday, a perfect encapsulation of what the Clearfork Music Festival aspires to be. Read more

Review: Crosby, Stills & Nash at Verizon Theatre

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The line hung in the air, thick with meaning: “As we watch the curtain falling/And you sing us one last song ...” Read more

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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AP

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

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

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