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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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Nick Simonite

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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Special to DFW.com

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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Star-Telegram archives

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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Courtesy TRVA

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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Matador Records

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

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Glitterbeat

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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Special to DFW.COM

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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Star-Telegram

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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