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Pics: Aerosmith and Slash fans


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


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



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


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


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’

Music Smokey Robinson

Katy Winn/Invision/AP

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

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


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

Music Review One Direction


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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