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Review: Brian Wilson at Verizon Theatre


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Everywhere he turns, Brian Wilson finds music. Read more

Review: Laura Marling at Kessler Theater

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Laura Marling’s songs are rather like roses: Lovely to behold, but capable of drawing blood if you aren’t careful. Read more

Review: Leon Bridges at Scat Jazz Lounge


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The cry came just before the night’s final song: “Leon — save music!” Read more

Review: Ben Folds at House of Blues

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One song in, Ben Folds was already having problems. Read more

Review: D’Angelo and the Vanguard at the Bomb Factory


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Most artists, if they tagged their tour as “The Second Coming,” would be laughed right off the stage, but then, most artists are not D’Angelo. Read more

Review: Benjamin Booker at Trees

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Benjamin Booker is purely a blues musician like Mardi Gras is just a fun little New Orleans get-together. Read more

Review: Rolling Stones at AT&T Stadium


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A great many musical giants have traversed North Texas thus far in 2015: Billy Joel, Stev... Read more

Review: Brandi Carlile at House of Blues

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The singer-songwriter was, by turns, raucous and pensive before a sold-out crowd Friday. Read more

Concert review: Ronnie Heart at Shipping & Receiving Bar


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After what seems like a month solid of Texas trying to become Waterworld, we finally got a break in the weather last weekend. So I found myself looking for an outside show. I headed to my favorite outdoor venue, Shipping & Receiving ... Read more

Review: Neil Diamond sparkles in Dallas

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The first album I ever bought with my own money was Neil Diamond Gold. I was 7 and found it on a flea market table for $2. Read more

Review: Nellie McKay at Granada Theater


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From the moment she burst onto the scene, way back in 2005, Nellie McKay has been proudly out of step with the times. Read more

Review: Rush at American Airlines Center


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As Rush’s 20-minute suite 2112 wound its way toward its bombastic conclusion Monday, the briefest flicker of images summed up the band almost better than nearly three hours of music could. Read more

Review: St. Vincent and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra at Winspear Opera House

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See St. Vincent in concert often enough, and the shock of the new becomes rather familiar. Read more

Review: Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean at AT&T Stadium


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If Saturday night’s Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean doubleheader at AT&T Stadium was a competition — Read more

Review: Dave Matthews Band at Gexa Energy Pavilion


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There was a moment, early in the Dave Matthews Band’s Friday appearance at Gexa Energy Pavilion, where it seemed that this year might finally be when the ensemble ran out of steam. Read more

Review: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds at Majestic Theatre



There’s a particularly delicious irony seeing Noel Gallagher just two weeks removed from the release of Blur’s latest album. Read more

Concert review: Master of the Mic at Lola’s


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Last Wednesday I found myself Lola’s Saloon, sitting at the judges’ table with Tay Spew, and DJ Sean P (MC Playdough’s DJ). It was the first Fort Worth edition of Masters of the Mic — a h... Read more

Review: Sufjan Stevens at Majestic Theatre


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For a long while Sunday, Sufjan Stevens didn’t speak. Read more

Review: Ed Sheeran at Verizon Theatre


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“The way this game is gonna work is, at the end of the night, we have no voices from singing too much.” 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


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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


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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

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