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Pics: 311 at Southside Ballroom in Dallas

311, the alternative rockers from Omaha, got things swingin' at the Southside Ballroom on Thursday. Their opening act was Austin-based Full Service. Enjoy the photo slideshow above. Read more

Meghan Jones joins KVIL’s ‘Zazza Mornings’

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Courtesy KVIL/CBS Radio

Meghan Jones will join KVIL/103.7 FM’s Zazza Mornings, hosted by Tony Zazza, beginning Aug. 4, program director Jay Michaels announced this morning. Read more

CD review: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, ‘Hypnotic Eye’

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Tom Petty isn’t singing about himself on his new tune, Forgotten Man, but he can’t be blamed for thinking like that. Read more

Preston’s picks: Ray LaMontagne at Music Hall at Fair Park; Alejandro Escovedo at the Aardvark

Two terrific troubadours make their way through North Texas this week. Read more

Lone Star Sounds: New music from Spacebeach

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Courtesy Life or Death PR

As Spacebeach’s latest EP, Orange Karma, unfolds, words become scarce. Read more

Fall Out Boy, Paramore join forces for Dallas show

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On paper, the pairing of Fall Out Boy and Paramore makes a lot of sense. Read more

Concert review: The Diabolical Machines at Shipping & Receiving

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Special to DFW.com

Summer is fully here in Panther City, with a brutal and oppressive heat beating down on us throughout the day. But once the sun went down on Saturday, it was a different story: with the cool night breeze the evening brought, I just couldn’t stay indoors. God never gave us a more perfect ni... Read more

Kidd Kraddick in the Morning: One year later

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Star-Telegram

For the Kidd Kraddick in the Morningcast, returning to the Kidd’s Kids charity golf tournament this month was a surreal experience. It was at the New Orleans-area tournament that Read more

Kidd Kraddick’s daughter co-writes song to honor him

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Through the years, listeners to Kidd Kraddick in the Morning heard Kraddick (whose real name was David Cradick) talk about his daughter, Caroline. KKITM fans know that she’s a singer, that she studied musical theater at Oklahoma Cit... Read more

Five questions with ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic

Weird Al Yankovic Portrait Session

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The king of parodies finds himself back in the spotlight. Read more

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