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Watch this: Casey James with the Doobie Brothers

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DFW.com archives

The Doobie Brothers are taking a cue from other veteran artists and releasing an album, Southbound, that teams the Doobies with a lot of young(er) guns. Read more

Dede McGuire resigns from ‘Doug Banks Show’

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DFW.com archives

The hardest-working woman in radio is still working hard, but she is leaving one of her gigs. Read more

Lone Star Sounds: New music from Oil Boom

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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

Video premiere: Jessie Frye, ‘White Heat’

Jessie Frye has enjoyed an extraordinarily productive 2014, releasing her debut LP Obsidian in February (at the time, she spoke with me and her friend Kaela Sinclair a... Read more

Tinariwen bring their sound of the Sahara to America

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ANTI Records

Many pop-music acts boast of the tough times they’ve encountered. A bad deal with a record company here, a nasty romantic break-up there, and unpleasant run-ins with paparazzi and the press. Read more

Luke Wade, Taylor Phelan go head-to-head on ‘The Voice’

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The next phase of The Voice’s seventh season began Monday night with the first of three “knockout” episodes, in which each contestant picks a song, performs it and vies for a slot in the live “playoffs,” which get underway Nov. 10. Read more

Concert review: the Dave Matsler Trio at Fort Worth’s Magnolia Motor Lounge

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Special to DFW.com

I’ve been a fan of Dave Matsler since I first saw him perform at the late great Moon Bar on Berry Street. In the last four years or so, Dave has acquired a reputation as one of the most... Read more

CD review: Taylor Swift, ‘1989’

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Much has been made of — and much will undoubtedly continue to be made of — Taylor Swift’s abandonment of country music for pop’s perky playground on her fifth album, 1989. Read more

Pics: Ranch Bash at Panther Island Pavilion

The annual birthday bash for Fort Worth's 95.9 The Ranch featured special guest Luke Wade, of NBC's 'The Voice.' Read more

CD review: Little Big Town, ‘Pain Killer’

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Associated Press

How do the four vocalists of Little Big Town respond to the platinum success of the group’s most rewarded album, 2012’s Tornado? Read more

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