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Old 97’s: Still alive and wired

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Shore Fire Media

Rock ’n’ roll has never been ambivalent about aging. Read more

Five essential Old 97’s songs

Narrowing down the catalog of the Old 97’s to just five songs is a fool’s errand — everyone has their favorites, and everyone’s favorites, give or take a couple unimpeachable cuts, are different. (For instance, it pains me to leave off Barrier Reef, Read more

Concert review: Pet Shop Boys

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Astralwerks

DALLAS -- Say what you will about the Pet Shop Boys but no one can accuse these guys -- frontman Neil Tennant and silent sidekick on the keyboards Chris Lowe -- of resting on their luxurious laurels. After more than 30 years making smartly crafted and wryly amusing electro-pop and commercially pe... Read more

Review: Secret Sisters, ‘Put Your Needle Down’

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Universal Republic

Like orchids blooming in the swamp, the Secret Sisters embody beauty amid harshness. Read more

Preston’s picks: Lana Del Rey at Verizon Theatre; Future Islands at Three Links

2014 Coachella Music And Arts Festival - Weekend 1 - Day 3

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Lana Del Rey is preparing to release her third studio album. Read more

Lone Star Sounds: Clint Niosi explores ‘Her Wilderness’ on new soundtrack

It begins with lapping water, cicadas and the breeze. Read more

2015 ACM Awards at AT&T Stadium sell out in 18 minutes

49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards - Show

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If you didn’t snap up tickets for the 50th annual Academy of Country Music Awards when they went on sale this morning to the general public, you’re out of luck — for now. Read more

UPDATED: Basement Bar owner Todd Osborne dead at 41

Garrett Todd Osborne, who ran the Basement Bar in the Stockyards for four years, was found dead of apparent natural causes at his home Monday. Read more

Concert review: Ryan Thomas Becker at the Magnolia Motor Lounge

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Special to DFW.com

There aren’t a lot of people in Funkytown who have done more for the music scene than Tony Diaz. As the former producer for KTCU-FM’s The Good Show, the John Rody webcast at Mambo’s, and the driving force behind the Fort Worth Rock Assembly, he has done... Read more

Review: The Mavericks at Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival

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Mark Tucker

For a time Saturday night, downtown Fort Worth felt like the biggest backyard in all of North Texas. Read more

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