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CD review: Janet Jackson, ‘Unbreakable’

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“It was in summer that you left me, the fall and winter never felt so cold, and Lord knows words can never express it, life feels so empty I miss you much,” Janet Jackson sings about her late brother, Michael Jackson. Read more

Lone Star Sounds: New music from Jessie Frye

The confidence Jessie Frye has shown as she has steadily ascended to the front of the North Texas musical ranks should come as a surprise only to those not paying attention. Read more

Preston’s picks: Run the Jewels at House of Blues; Garbage at South Side Ballroom


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Critically acclaimed hip-hop and vintage ‘90s rock are on tap for music fans this week. Read more

Patty Griffin employs grief on ‘Servant of Love’

Songwriter Patty Griffin isn’t discussing her breakup with Robert Plant, and anyone mining for clues in her new album, Servant of Love, should beware: Even Griffin is still deciphering the lyrics. Read more

Fort Worth’s Blaine Mitchell advances on ‘The Voice’


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A year after Mesquite native Craig Wayne Boyd won the seventh season of The Voice (and an unprecedented number of North Texas vocalists appeared on the program), an... Read more

Concert review: Purple at the Magnolia Motor Lounge


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A few weeks back we told you about a birthday party put on by the music management company Red Empire. It was one of my fav... Read more

Review: The Decemberists at Majestic Theatre


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The idiosyncratic rock band pulled from all corners of its catalog Friday night. Read more

CD review: George Strait, ‘Cold Beer Conversation’

George Strait Portrait Session


George Strait — the old-school, traditional, consistent, semi-retired Country Music Hall of Fame member — might be the last person anyone would expect to join the trend-conscious movement of stars dropping a completed album with no advance notice. Read more

Jasmine Sadry joins KSCS/96.3 FM


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Jasmine Sadry, the DFW radio veteran best-known for being part of Jagger Mornings on KDGE/102.1 FM “The Edge,” has gone country. Read more

Lone Star Sounds: New music from Ellen Once Again

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As I’ve said before, and will continue to say, one of the best aspects of the Sofar Sounds concert series is its ability to unearth heretofore obscured area talents, placing them in a context allowing them, and by extension, their music, to shine. Read more

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