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Pics: Aerosmith and Slash fans

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Steven Tyler and his fellow classic rock gods brought some sweet emotion to American Airlines Center Friday, with an opening set from guitar wizard Slash. Read more

Review: Nickel Creek at Majestic Theatre

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Brantley Gutierrez

Nickel Creek began playing its second song of the night — the instrumental Scotch & Chocolate — and Chris Thile started roaming. Read more

“embRACE theSTREET 2 BETTER BLOCK” festival set for Sept. 6

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Another burgeoning Fort Worth neighborhood — the Riverside Arts District — will invite the public in for a closer look next month. Read more

Inaugural Mattress Firm Music Fest coming to State Fair of Texas

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It’s been more than a decade since any musical act has performed at the Cotton Bowl during the State Fair of Texas. Read more

Terry Bozzio‘s got the beat

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Andre Ozga

Terry Bozzio is not content to be just “a bonehead drummer.” Read more

Jason Roberts, former Asleep at the Wheel fiddler, starts anew

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Making music in the moment is the only way Jason Roberts knows how. Read more

CD review: Smokey Robinson, ‘Smokey & Friends’

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Smokey Robinson doesn’t want to be a relic, and that’s understandable. Read more

Lone Star Sounds: Somebody’s Darling sizzles on ‘Roommates’

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Will Bolton

Somebody’s Darling’s third full-length, the wonderfully titled Adult Roommates, takes a second to sink in. Read more

Preston’s picks: One Direction at AT&T Stadium; Nickel Creek at Majestic Theater

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The boy band is still around for now, and the prog-bluegrass trio is back Read more

Local music subscription series Most Efficient Recordings launches in September

As the music industry continues its steady atomization, there remains a gap for artists whose output doesn’t quite fit the available outlets, a fact particularly true for local artists and/or those acts whose followings are loyal, but small. Read more

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