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Pics: Dia de los Toadies

The beloved Fort Worth rockers threw their annual bash this weekend, with an assist from bands like Old 97's. Did we catch you at Panther Island Pavilion? Read more

Review: Kings of Leon at Gexa Energy Pavilion

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Photos by Roman Pena and Jamie Ford, Special to DFW.com

Some bands sprint to 15 years, and you wonder how on Earth they did it. Read more

Review: Lyle Lovett and His Large Band at Bass Hall

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Star-Telegram

In the space of a single song Wednesday night, Lyle Lovett revealed the artistic multitudes he contains. Read more

Preston’s picks: Dia de Los Toadies at Panther Island Pavilion; Kings of Leon at Gexa Energy Pavilion

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Fort Worth rock legends the Toadies bring their Rubberneck tour home as part of the annual festival. Read more

Lone Star Sounds: New music from Lily Taylor

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Courtesy Lily Taylor

Dallas’ Pour le Corps Music is fast becoming my favorite local label, not least because you never know what to expect when pressing play on one of its releases. Read more

Review: Ryan Adams, self-titled

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Julia Brokaw

Ryan Adams says that before he wrote and recorded his new, self-titled album, he scrapped an entirely different record he’d completed with the esteemed English producer Glyn Johns, who earlier had overseen Adams’ Ashes & Fire from 2011. Read more

Review: U2, ‘Songs of Innocence’

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Courtesy Interscope Records

Apple wasn’t the only entity with a surprise Tuesday. Read more

North Texas musicians help raise money for sportswriter’s family

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DFW.com

Family, friends and fans filled Billy Bob’s Texas on Monday night to pay tribute to the late sportswriter Richard Durrett. Read more

Review: Drake and Lil Wayne at Gexa Energy Pavilion

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Special to DFW.com

Pitched as a prizefight between hip-hop superstars, Sunday’s Drake and Lil Wayne face-off at Gexa Energy Pavilion was less about trading blows than it was about burnishing the brand. Read more

Concert review: Luke Wade’s Songwriter Showdown at Queen City Music Hall

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Special to DFW.com

I’ve been hearing about Luke Wade and his songwriter showdown for some time now, and I’ve been trying to make it out there. I love open-mic nights, and I’ve never had a bad time at a Luke Wade show. I headed downtown to Queen City Music Hall to check it out. Read more

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