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Green River Ordinance tops Billboard folk chart

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Shore Fire Media

Green River Ordinance is keeping Fort Worth’s musical hot streak alive. Read more

Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge to release ‘Live at the Live Oak’ compilation in March

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Star-Telegram

As we’ve noted before, there’s an undeniable energy percolating in and around the North Texas music scene at the moment. Read more

Around Cowtown: Hair of the Dog Sunday at Lola’s

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Special to DFW.com

Last Saturday, I spent the day hanging out with the Piranha Bear art collective at The Collective Brewing Project. We had art from too many people to name and live ... Read more

Lone Star Sounds: New music from Pleasant Grove

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Ian Berry

It’s become fashionable over the last five years for DFW bands of a particular vintage to dust off the gear and get the old gang back together, or if said band is still active, revisit classic efforts of yesteryear. Read more

Preston’s picks: Yo La Tengo at Granada Theater; Robert Earl Keen at Billy Bob’s Texas

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Matador Records

New Jersey indie-rock trio Yo La Tengo has endured for more than three decades thanks to its sweet-and-sour sensibility, stirring shards of feedback into otherwise luscious pop songs. (The band also deserves some sort of hall of fame-level enshrinement for the title of its 2006 record, which is a masterpiece: I’m Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your [Expletive].) The three musicians at the band’s core — Georgia Hubley, Ira Kaplan and James McNew — are touring behind last year’s long player, the evocatively, if somewhat more tamely, titled Stuff Like That There. Read more

CD review: Sia, ‘This Is Acting’

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This Is Acting declares its ambivalence with its title. Read more

Leon Bridges releases powerful video for ‘River’

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Special to DFW.com

Earlier today, Leon Bridges released the official video for his latest single, the stirring gospel anthem River. Read more

Austin chef Tom Micklethwait re-creates album cover of ZZ Top’s ‘Tres Hombres’

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Special to Star-Telegram

Micklethwait paid tribute to the Texas rockers’ 1973 album. Read more

Coldplay playing AT&T Stadium Aug. 27

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The Funstar

Coldplay is bringing what might be its final tour ever to Arlington this summer. Read more

Dallas ‘Uptown Funk’ teacher does another viral video

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YouTube screen grab/Scot Pankey

Almost exactly a year ago, we posted about Bruno Mars crying at the end after he watched Dallas teacher Scot Pankey and his A. Maceo Smith New Tech High School students do a production numb... Read more

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