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Preston’s picks: Gogol Bordello, Girlpool


Alyssa Yohana

Our pop music critic selects two not-to-be-missed shows for this week Read more

Review: Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt at Bass Hall

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Special to the Star-Telegram

Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt had scarcely taken their seats upon the Bass Hall stage Monday, when the cry rang out: “Happy birthday!” Read more

Review: Chris Cornell at Majestic Theatre


Special to DFW.com

A couple weeks ago, the Internet flipped out — as is its wont — over Chris Cornell’s cover of Nothing Compares 2 U Read more

Around Cowtown: The Effinays at Opening Bell Coffee


Special to DFW.com

Friday I got a message from Valenti Funk of the Effinays telling me that they were going to be playing an acoustic set at my favorite Dallas caffeine dispensary — Opening Bell Coffee. Read more

Review: Kendrick Lamar at South Side Ballroom


Special to DFW.com

Kendrick Lamar stood at the microphone and spoke, the band vamping behind him. Read more

Book review: Elvis Costello, ‘Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink’


James O’Mara

In his sprawling new memoir, Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink, Elvis Costello writes about his songwriting process, which can often include making an observation, writing some lines about it, then putting those lines together with something inspired by a completely... Read more

Lone Star Sounds: New music from Pinkish Black



Pinkish Black is inextricably tied to the Great Tyrant. Read more

Grupo Fantasma back after almost giving up the ghost



At the turn of the 21st century, Sixth Street was still the beating heart for Austin’s live music scene, but you hardly ever heard a cumbia beat come through its club doors. Read more

Around Cowtown: Eric McFadden at Fred’s Original


Special to DFW.com

I found myself navigating the Seventh Street corridor Sunday in search of live music and comfort food. Read more

Preston’s picks: Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt at Bass Hall; Chvrches at Bomb Factory


Danny Clinch

Two ace singer-songwriters return to North Texas, along with a talented Scottish synthpop trio. Read more

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