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Rockin’ the River kicks off June 5 at Panther Island Pavilion

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Darren Pike

The popular outdoor concert series, Rockin’ the River, returns to the banks of the Trinity River June 5. Read more

Review: Lana Del Rey at Verizon Theatre

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Nicole Nodland

The controversial chanteuse made her North Texas debut Wednesday. Read more

Preston’s picks: Edgefest 24 at Toyota Stadium; Thievery Corporation at House of Blues

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Peter Hapak

The day-long festival kicks off a run of high-profile music events stretching well into the summer. Read more

Lone Star Sounds: JJ & the Rogues find retro groove on new LP

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Anna Routh

Even for a city with such a diverse music scene, JJ & the Rogues stands out. Read more

CD review: Ray Price’s ‘Beauty Is’

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Special to DFW.com

The late Ray Price titled his final studio recording Beauty Is after an opening duet with Vince Gill that draws on the axiom about the eye of the beholder. Read more

Eminem, Pearl Jam, Outkast headline ACL

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For its 13th year, the Austin City Limits Music Festival is nabbing some big names for special, one-off performances. Eminem, making his only appearance in the Southwest U.S. this year, will headline both weekends of ACL at Zilker Park (Oct. 3-5 and Oct. 10-12), along with Pearl Jam, the reunited... Read more

Concert review: Michael Lee at O’Sheas Irish Pub in Grapevine

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Special to DFW.com

It was Easter weekend, and most people have their family traditions. Egg hunts and religious observances have their merits — but mine is seeing a blues band at an Irish pub. It’s a bit of a challenge, but luckily this year Michael Lee was playing a joint called O’Sheas Irish ... Read more

Review: Old 97’s at Strauss Square

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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: Neil Young at the Meyerson

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Danny Clinch

Neil Young, seated on stage at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center Thursday, selected his acoustic guitar from those arrayed around him. Read more

U.K. singer Laura Mvula doesn’t fit into easy stereotypes

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Tom Oxley

When English singer-songwriter Laura Mvula sent out demos of her music a few years ago, she wasn’t sure if she might be sending her songs into a black hole. Read more

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