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KPLX morning host Skip Mahaffey jumping away from 99.5 ‘The Wolf’

Skip Mahaffey, who has been co-host of the Wake Up With the Wolf Show on KPLX/99.5 FM since the last days of 2014, is moving on, AllAc... Read more

Preston’s picks: Kenny Rogers at Verizon Theatre; Explosions in the Sky at Bomb Factory


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Two Texas acts — one a legendary country singer, the other an acclaimed post-rock outfit — pass through DFW this week. Read more

Around Cowtown: Tom Urquhart and Chris Bellomy of ‘The Good Show’


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The high sheriffs of DFW.com called me back in 2010 and insisted I go down to KTCU/88.7 FM for something called The Good Show, a music program on a college rad... Read more

Luke Wade to give sneak peek of album with free Sundance Square show


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Luke Wade, the Dublin-born Fort Worth singer who made a strong showing on the fall 2014 season of The Voice , has a new album comin... Read more

Rockin’ the River wraps season with special Saturday show


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Rockin’ the River, the popular concert series staged at Panther Island Pavilion on the Trinity River, will draw to a close Saturday with something it has never done in its six years of existence. Read more

Preston’s picks: Gwen Stefani at Gexa Energy Pavilion; Lucy Dacus at Three Links


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A pop superstar recovering from emotional turmoil and a promising young singer-songwriter pass through North Texas this week. Read more

Brazilian music goes for the gold



The staging of the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, which began last Friday and runs through Aug. 21, has brought into focus many of Brazil’s well-documented social and political problems. Read more

Around Cowtown: Hayden Miller of Dead Vinyl


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In six years of writing about Funkytown music, there are a few nights that really stand out. The infamous Bill Murray Can Crash Here party at The Wherehouse is one, every Read more

Dixie Chicks come home to roost in Dallas


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When it comes to the Dixie Chicks, distractions are plentiful. Read more

Case/Lang/Veirs make beautiful music together at Winspear Opera House

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So much of the music business is bound up in the mundane and irritating: carving ideas out of inspiration; weeks away from home on tour; putting up with the press; eking out a living in an industry turned upside down by technology. Read more

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