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Going gaga over Garth



This week, Garth Brooks rolls into North Texas after almost two decades away. Read more

Concert review: Haley Cole and Erick Willis at the Live Oak


Special to DFW.com

Saturday I was browsing through the live music offerings and found Haley Cole and Erick Willis were playing the Live Oak. The page didn’t say what sort of music these two play (neither did their websites), and it didn’t say who was going on first. Read more

Review: Dia de Los Toadies at Panther Island Pavilion


Special to DFW.com

“Are we having super chill acoustic fun?” Vaden Todd Lewis asked the few hundred fans standing before him. Read more

Lone Star Sounds: New music from Toadies


Steven Visneau

Anyone who has attended the first night of any of the Dia de Los Toadies events since 2008 won’t be caught by surprise by the Toadies’ latest studio album, Heretics. After all, Mar... Read more

Cancer Jam 2015 set for Friday

The second annual Cancer Jam’s beneficiary hits close to home for Hand Drawn Records’ Dustin Blocker: it’s his mother. Read more

Preston’s picks: Garth Brooks at American Airlines Center; Turnpike Troubadours at Strauss Square

Garth Brooks In Concert - Rosemount, IL


The Oklahoma-formed Turnpike Troubadours more than live up to both parts of their name, logging thousands of miles across the country performing gritty, sharply observed songs for an ever-growing fanbase. The Evan Felker-led quintet is gearing up to release its new, self-titled studio album on Sept. 18, making Saturday’s al fresco gig in downtown Dallas something of a sneak peek (as a bonus, ticket buyers will receive a free copy of Turnpike Troubadours). With Jonny Burke. Read more

CD review: Prince, ‘HitNRun Phase One’


NPG Records

In 2010, Prince said “the Internet’s completely over” as a method for distributing his music. He has changed his mind. Read more

Chamillionaire back in the spotlight


Courtesy the artist

Fort Worth will play host to a rare event Friday, as Houston-bred rapper and entrepreneur Chamillionaire, best known for his Grammy-winning hit, Ridin’, performs at the Live Oak Music Hall & Lou... Read more

Concert review: Panic Volcanic at The Grotto


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About two years ago I told you about the band Panic Volcanic’s CD release party. I’ve been following these guys — singer Ansley “The Destroyer” Dougherty, dru... Read more

Review: ZZ Top at Music Hall at Fair Park


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For rock bands of a certain vintage, it’s a very fine line between continuing to play for the love of the game and coasting. Read more

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