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Review: Paul McCartney at American Airlines Center, Oct. 13


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Paul McCartney stood, wreathed in light, his hands on an acoustic guitar, fingers plucking out a melody as if by reflex. Read more

Concert review: 20% Cooler at Fred’s Texas Cafe


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For this past Saturday’s live-music fix, I found myself at Fred’s Texas Cafe in Fort Worth’s West 7th district, to catch Paul Andrade’s band, 20% Cooler. Read more

Review: Sam Smith at House of Blues


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The curtain parted, and there stood Sam Smith, head slightly bowed, bathed in a blinding glare and enthusiastic screams. Read more

Concert review: Sur Duda at River Run Roadhouse in Fort Worth


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For a few weeks now, I’d been hearing about this new music venue in Fort Worth’s north side, a bar called the River Run Roadhouse. So when I heard Cameron Smith (of War Party) had a side project playing there, I had to head that way. Read more

Concert review: Panther City Pep Rally at Lola’s Saloon


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I’ve been hearing rumors about the Panther City Pep Rally for weeks. The idea is that members of various bands around town would form cover bands for one show only, with each group taking a different band (or type of band) from the 1990s. This I had to see. Read more

Review: Index Festival in Deep Ellum (Day 1)


Tim Saccenti

If you walked away disappointed from Friday’s opening of the third annual Index Festival, well, you’re doing it wrong. Read more

Concert review: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers


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During the trip home from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ concert Friday night at American Airlines Center, Don’t Do Me Like That played on the radio, another reminder of the many songs Petty didn’t perform during a ... Read more

Review: Thom Yorke, ‘Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes’

Hot on the heels of U2’s ultimately controversial surprise release of its new studio album, Songs of Innocence, Radiohead’s Thom Yorke upended the Inte... Read more

Concert review: Katsuk at Arlington’s Levitt Pavilion


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Saturday was the day of the annual Ecofest in Arlington, an event showcasing green products and promoting environmental responsibility. However, I confess, I did not know it was going on at all. About a month ago I caught the tail end of a Katsuk show at Lola’s, and I realized it had been ... Read more

Review: Lily Allen at House of Blues

As pop provocateurs go, Lily Allen is fairly benign. Read more

Review: Kings of Leon at Gexa Energy Pavilion


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Some bands sprint to 15 years, and you wonder how on Earth they did it. Read more

Review: Lyle Lovett and His Large Band at Bass Hall

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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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


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


Melanie Little Gomez

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

Review: Nickel Creek at Majestic Theatre


Brantley Gutierrez

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