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CD review: Ariana Grande, ‘My Everything’

2014 MTV Video Music Awards - Show

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This is how you follow up an impressive debut: Simply step into the recording booth, and be amazing yet again. Read more

Preston’s picks: Bobby Patterson and the Relatives at Fred’s Texas Cafe; Christopher Denny at Three Links

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Partisan Records

Bobby Patterson and the Relatives at Fred’s Texas Cafe Read more

Lone Star Sounds: New music from Foxtrot Uniform and more

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Baily Mize

Fort Worth trio Foxtrot Uniform doesn’t sound like much else in town — a finely calibrated fusion of roots-rock, retro country flourishes, gritty R&B and humid, trippy Americana (dig those cicadas at the conclusion of Bad Whiskey Read more

Hot bands of DFW: 2014 edition

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Via Facebook

With every passing year, it seems the DFW music scene gets hotter and hotter. Read more

Concert review: Black Market Garden at Shipping & Receiving

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Special to DFW.com

Back in the dark ages, when I was in high school, music classes were limited to band, orchestra and choir. Read more

Review: Clearfork Music Festival at Panther Island Pavilion

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Special to DFW.com

There was, for an all-too-brief moment Saturday, a perfect encapsulation of what the Clearfork Music Festival aspires to be. Read more

‘Playoff Playlist Live!’ coming to AAC in January

The 2014-2015 college football season has scarcely begun, but thoughts have already turned to its conclusion. Read more

Robert Cray headlines Bedford festival this year

Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013

AP

Labor Day weekend in Bedford means hanging out on a blanket listening to the blues and eating barbeque. Read more

Kidd Kraddick drive returns Sept. 3

Kidd Kraddick anniversary

Ron Jenkins/DFW.com

The Kidd Kraddick Morning Show, heard locally on KHKS-FM/106.1 (KISS-FM), is going to be all about the kids on Sept. 3 when the entire four-hour block will be devoted to raising money to send children to Walt Disney World. Dubbed Kidd’s Kids, it continues the 2... Read more

Music festival madness: musicians shares memories as performers and fans

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Illustration by Mark Hoffer

This year, North Texas has played host to what seems like an endless parade of festivals. Read more

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