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Concert review: Patriot at Shipping and Receiving

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It’s a new year, and the only way to start off the new year right is with live music — so I headed to Shipping & Receiving. Read more

Christian station Power 89.7 FM shuffles DJs

Christian-rock station KRVK/89.7 FM, better-known as “Power 89.7 FM,” has been quietly plugging along since 1999, when it launched as KTPW/89.7 FM. Quietly, that is, unless you’re listening to the music, which has a C... Read more

Review: Reagan James at the Live Oak

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When I spoke with Reagan James in early December, just days after she was voted off the seventh season of The Voice, the Burleson native struck a remarkably up... Read more

Changes coming to WRR Classical 101.1 FM (update)

For the past couple of years, early January has been a time for DFW radio stations to make changes, and the first out of the gate in 2015 appears to be WRR/101.1 FM, the City of Dallas-owned classical-music station. Read more

Lone Star Sounds: New music from the Mohicans

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The problem, if that’s the right word, with such a fertile, ceaselessly active and artistically invigorating hip-hop scene in North Texas is that, as more and more acts jockey for attention, fantastic albums begin to get lost in the shuffle. Read more

Fort Worth’s Leon Bridges signs with Columbia Records

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The meteoric rise of Leon Bridges entered the stratosphere over the weekend. Read more

CD review: ‘Sucker’ by Charli XCX

Charli XCX is a songwriter of few syllables and countless brute-force hooks on her second album, Sucker. Read more

Behind D’Angelo’s surprise album

For almost 15 years, the long-teased third album from embattled soul singer D’Angelo came not at all. Read more

Preston’s picks: Josh Abbott Band at Billy Bob’s Texas

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Concert review: Daniel Lawrence Walker and Ryan Tharp at the Magnolia Motor Lounge

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Everyone has their holiday tradition. With me, after all the family and spiritual stuff, live music is a requirement. Last Thursday, I remembered talking to Daniel Lawrence Walker a couple of year... Read more

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