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Review: Sam Smith at Verizon Theatre


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Much has changed for Sam Smith since his last trip through town, just 10 months ago. Read more

Review: Damien Rice at South Side Ballroom


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Eight years slipped by since Damien Rice last stood on a stage here. Read more

Review: Shania Twain at American Airlines Center


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How does an artist go backward and forward at the same time? Read more

Concert review: Stephen Beatty at Thurber Mingus


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On Thursday, I stopped into Billy’s Oak Acres to get my barbecue fix, and I heard a familiar voice belting out songs in the back. The Mighty Joe Savage and his brother John Savage (who... Read more

Review: Miguel at South Side Music Hall


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Miguel generates a lot of heat and light when he performs, in both literal and metaphorical ways. Read more

Review: Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire at Gexa Energy Pavilion

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One of the many hits Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire performed Friday night at Gexa Energy Pavilion was EWF’s Sing a Song, their 1976 cut about the uplifting power of music. Read more

Review: Steely Dan and Elvis Costello at Gexa Energy Pavilion


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When the Steely Dan-Elvis Costello bill was announced, it immediately made sense: Two acts known for literate songwriting, both rooted in the ’70s. Read more

Review: Nicki Minaj at Gexa Energy Pavilion

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It takes more than some technical glitches to slow down Nicki Minaj. Read more

CD review: Jason Isbell, ‘Something More Than Free’


David McClister

Read enough press about Jason Isbell, and you might expect no less than the answer to all of life’s questions when listening to his music. 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’


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


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


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’



“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

Review: Vampire Weekend at Verizon Theatre


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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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Somewhere along the way, Mumford and Sons became a punchline. Read more

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