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Review: Sarah McLachlan at Meyerson Symphony Center


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Like a painting on a museum wall, Sarah McLachlan's voice hung in the Meyerson for all to admire. Read more

Concert Review: Cerebral Chauffeurs at The Grotto


Steve Watkins/Special to DFW.COM

Last week I went to a showcase by Euphio Records, and it seems like everywhere I go I’m seeing bands associated with this label in some way or another. Read more

Review: Paste Untapped Festival at Panther Island Pavilion


Velton Hayworth/Special to DFW.com

"I'm totally sober; I hope you've been drinking," said Tennis vocalist Alaina Moore Saturday afternoon. "This is a beer festival, after all." Read more

Concert Review: Euphio Records Showcase in Deep Ellum

Euphio Artist Showcase Dallas Texas

Steve Watkins, Special to DFW.CO

Last weekend I was looking for my live music fix when I got an invite to the Euphio Records Showcase. Euphio is a small, artist-run label whose stable includes some of my favorite bands. For 15 bucks, attendees got food, drinks, and live music from Animal Spirit, The Frisky Disco, Captain Mayo an... Read more

Review: Sigur Ros at Verizon Theatre

Sigur Ros

Photo by Cary Darling

Sigur Ros employs beauty like a bludgeon. Read more

Concert Review: 2 Kinds of Pie


Steve Watkins/Special to DFW.COM

I wasn’t too sure about an outdoor concert on Sunday. It was cloudy out, and it looked like it might rain. But sometimes you see a band name and you just have to investigate. This was one of those days, and even though I had never heard of them, who can resist a band named 2 Kinds of Pie? Read more

Review: Grizzly Bear at Palladium Ballroom


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It was hard to stop looking at the lights. Read more

Review: Vince Gill at Meyerson Symphony Center


For an evening of philanthropy, Vince Gill is a logical choice for a headliner. Read more

Concert Review: Luke Wade and No Civilians at Magnolia Motor Lounge


Steve Watkins/Special to DFW.COM

It’s been a while since I made a trip out to Magnolia Motor Lounge, and I’ve missed it. The place has good sound, good food, and I’ve always gotten good service. When I found out Luke Wade was playing there on Saturday, I had to check it out. Read more

Review: Scott Weiland at House of Blues

To hear Scott Weiland explain it, the train-wreck taking place on stage at the House of Blues Wednesday night was deliberate. Read more

Concert Review: Animal Spirit at Lola's Saloon


Steve Watkins/Special to DFW.COM

If you are looking for something new or different, Sunday is the night many venues are willing to take a risk. And Lola’s Saloon seems to have a handle on it better than most. Read more

Review: The Relatives at Kessler Theater


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The plea was to a higher power, but it was also unmistakably human. Read more

Review: Eric Clapton at American Airlines Center


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To look at Eric Clapton from the neck up Tuesday night, one would've thought he wanted to be anywhere other than where he was. An expressionless face sporting a thousand-yard stare, betraying no evidence of how he felt to be on stage before an adoring audience at the American Airlines Center. Read more

Concert review: Chris Watson at The Wild Rooster

Chris Watson at the Wild Rooster

(Special to DFW.com/Steve Watkins)

Even though I’m a blues fan, I’ll admit I’m hesitant to go see local blues acts. A lot of great blues players have come out of Texas: Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Larry Davis, Albert Collins, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Blind Lemon Jefferson, T-Bone Walker, and Johnny Winter, ... Read more

Review: Prince at SXSW


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The iconic singer-songwriter spent almost three hours demonstrated exactly why he has endured for more than 30 years. Read more

SXSW Music: Day 3


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There has to be a really good reason to be out of bed before, say, noon during South by Southwest. Read more

SXSW Music: Day 2


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One of the key traits to embrace during South by Southwest is flexibility. Read more

Review: Alabama Shakes in Dallas

Alabama Shakes

Photos by Jamie B. Ford/Special to DFW.com

Brittany Howard, the captivating lead singer of Alabama Shakes, can be a force of nature on stage. Read more

CD review: David Bowie's 'The Next Day'

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David Bowie retreated after suffering a heart attack in 2004, leaving many of his fans to wonder if he had retired. He recorded secretly in New York the past couple of years, announced the imminent release of The Next Day on his 66th birthday in January, and has said n... Read more

SXSW Music: Day 1


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For its 27th year, it seems as though South by Southwest will be a battle between the Davids and the Goliaths. Read more

Concert Review: Louis Logic and Random at Lola's Saloon


Steve Watkins/Special to DFW.COM

A couple years back I attended an 8-bit music show in the Stockyards. Read more

Concert Review: The Blind Pets at Lola's Saloon


Steve Watkins/Special to DFW.COM

Austin and Fort Worth seem to be getting closer these days. Read more

Review: Kelly Clarkson at Verizon Theatre

Kelly Clarkson's whirlwind year -- presidential inaugurations, awards shows, tussles with record execs, wedding planning -- briefly brought her home Friday night. Read more

Review: Mike Doughty at Kessler Theater


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Mike Doughty didn't have the best Thursday, although you wouldn't have known to hear him tell it. Read more

Review: Erykah Badu at Granada Theater

Erykah Badu

Photos by Jamie B. Ford and Roman A. Pena, Special to DFW.com

For her 42nd birthday, the woman born Erica Wright thought it better to give than receive. Read more

Concert Review: War Party at The Wherehouse

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Steve Watkins/Special to DFW.COM

In 2011, I saw the band War Party at one of their earliest performances. They were a bit rough around the edges, but they had a lot of potential, and I’ve been wondering how they shaped up. So on Sunday, I saw that local indie label Lo-Life Recording was having a big throwdown at the Where H... Read more

Review: Pink at American Airlines Center


Photos by Jamie B. Ford/Special to DFW.com

Pink is unfamiliar with the old adage "never let 'em see you sweat." Read more

Concert Review: Jonathan Tyler at The Live Oak

Jonathan Tyler at the Live Oak

Steve Watkins/Special to DFW.COM

Last week, at the Toadies announcement show, one of the high sheriffs of DFW.com approached me and suggested that I be at the Live Oak the following Friday for the Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights show. I was aware of the show already and with Tyler headlining and the Hanna Barbarians as an... Read more

Review: Beyonce, 'Life Is But a Dream'

This weekend is a busy one, as music documentaries go. Read more

Review: The xx at Granada Theater

Deliberately or not, the xx immediately defined the prevailing mood inside the Granada Theater Wednesday night. Read more

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