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Preston’s picks: Paul McCartney at American Airlines Center; Ringo Starr at Verizon Theatre

Paul McCartney

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Paul McCartney at American Airlines Center Read more

Lone Star Sounds: New music from Fou

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Put simply, Fou’s Boy is a dream deferred. Read more

Review: Prince, ‘Art Official Age’ & ‘Plectrumelectrum’

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To attract attention, album releases can’t just be album releases these days. Read more

Concert review: Sur Duda at River Run Roadhouse in Fort Worth

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For a few weeks now, I’d been hearing about this new music venue in Fort Worth’s north side, a bar called the River Run Roadhouse. So when I heard Cameron Smith (of War Party) had a side project playing there, I had to head that way. Read more

Zac Brown Band pics

The Atlanta-based country/Southern rockers gave fans a chicken-fried good time Friday night at Gexa Energy Pavilion. Read more

Review: Austin City Limits Music Festival 2014 (Day 1)

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Given the week just past — with its specters of scary, infectious diseases and a violent storm rendering whole swaths of North Texas without power — the feeling of escape I noticed venturing into Zilker Park Friday afternoon could hardly be called coincidence. Read more

Austin City Limits Music Festival 2014: Five acts to watch

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Given how many festivals have saturated not only North Texas, but the entire state, it’s remarkable that the Austin City Limits Music Festival, which kicks off Friday in Austin’s Zilker Park (and returns for a second full w... Read more

Review: Kacey Musgraves at Granada Theater

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The funny thing about Kacey Musgraves, at least in North Texas: the venues she’s played here, thus far, have been inversely proportional to her stratospheric success. Read more

Lone Star Sounds: New music from Bethan

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Chris Phelps

“Set low your expectations/The secret to happiness is there,” sings Jessi Hall early on Bethan’s debut full-length, Time Gone By. Read more

Emmylou Harris performing benefit concert in Dallas Oct. 7

As I first noted on Twitter a couple weeks back, Emmylou Harris is performing a benefit concert Oct. 7 at Dallas’ Arlington Hall. Read more

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