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Inaugural Mattress Firm Music Fest coming to State Fair of Texas

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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

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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’

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

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

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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

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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

George Strait farewell concert special airing Aug. 29

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Special to the Star-Telegram

Two months ago, George Strait said farewell to the touring life with a three-hour, 41-song blowout at AT&T Stadium. Read more

Concert review: Alan at The Republic Street Bar

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Special to DFW.com

The Republic Street sits like an outpost on the frontier of the gentrification of Fort Worth’s near south side. It’s a newish joint, a simple rectangular building, better-adorned than others in the neighborhood, just past where Pennsylvania Avenue turns into Hattie Street. Read more

Review: Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden at Gexa Energy Pavilion

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The Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden doubleheader at Gexa Energy Pavilion often felt like weaponized nostalgia, fond memories repurposed for a full-on sonic assault. Read more

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