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EDM in DFW: The Lizard Lounge in Dallas

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The venerable club maintains its status as the HQ for EDM in North Texas — and it will soon spawn an intimate spinoff. Read more

EDM in DFW: Lights All Night

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aLIVE Coverage

Two Dallas friends are taking their popular EDM events from Big D to the world. Read more

EDM in DFW: Falling into step with dance music

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aLIVE Coverage

From Lights All Night to the legendary Lizard Lounge — and DJs everywhere in between -- North Texas is jumping on the beat bandwagon Read more

Concert review: Sweet Ride at an undisclosed location

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Special to DFW.com

A few days ago, I got a cryptic message from local music instigator Tony Diaz of Panther City Exchange (and the band Goodwin). Read more

Report: Gene and Julie Gates to return to radio -- in North Carolina (update)

(UPDATED below) Gene and Julie Gates, the husband-and-wife morning-radio team dropped by KVIL/103.7 FM in early 2013 after they’d served nearly eight years at the station, have a new radio gig. Read more

‘Do It for Durrett’ benefit concert set for Sept. 8 at Billy Bob’s Texas

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Scott Clarke

Richard Durrett’s sudden, shocking death at age 38 in June inspired not only an outpouring of emotional tributes to the sports reporter, but a fervent desire among the publi... Read more

Review: Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic at Billy Bob’s Texas

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Special to DFW.com

Watching Willie Nelson, but remembering Robert Earl Keen: “The road goes on forever/And the party never ends.” Read more

Texas Radio Hall of Fame names class of ‘14 (update)

The Texas Radio Hall of Fame announced its inductees for 2014 on Thursday. Seventeen broadcasters were added to the hall, including two inducted as a team and another honored with an award for being a “trailblazing female in the industry.&#... Read more

Lone Star Sounds: New music from Brocka

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Houston Brown

Brocka Nolen’s dramatic debut EP, Body Politic, is an arresting piece of work, in part because it seems to have bubbled up out of nowhere. (From all I could discern, Nolen is, for now, a solely studio-based artist, with no club dates ... Read more

Preston’s picks: Wye Oak at Trees; Queen & Adam Lambert at American Airlines Center

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Shervin Lainez

Baltimore duo Wye Oak — Andy Stack and Jenn Wasner — is on the road in support of its just-released LP Shriek (the follow-up to 2011’s acclaimed Civilian), a lush, stylish evocation of the late ’80s. Wasner’s ethereal vocals flit through the low end-heavy compositions — Stack first composed the entire album on the bass — leaving the impression of a sweet dream, half-remembered. This folk-flecked, immaculately conceived pop should make for an intimate, enjoyable evening. With Pattern Is Movement. Read more

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