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Review: Music of U2 at Concerts in the Garden

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Special to DFW.com

After a Concerts in the Garden opening weekend that broke attendance records with 6,500 patrons, week two started Friday night with no sign of a sophomore slump. Read more

Ornette Coleman, master of ‘free jazz,’ dies at age 85

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Musical innovator and Fort Worth native Ornette Coleman has died. Read more

Concert review: Dead Vinyl at the Cellar

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A few weeks back I ran into Tyler Vela of Frisky Disco/ Sweet Ride/ Read more

CD review: The Bad Plus and Joshua Redman, ‘The Bad Plus Joshua Redman’

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Cameron Wittig

The Bad Plus has been a steady-working band for 15 years, and at no point during that time has it sounded incomplete. Read more

Florence and the Machine get vulnerable

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Florence Welch flung open the door to her suite at the Chateau Marmont last month like a woman in the middle of an important task. Inside, dozens of designer gowns, maybe a hundred in all, hung on several clothing racks awaiting the singer’s careful inspection. Shoes and accessories sat in p... Read more

Lone Star Sounds: New music from Radioactivity

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Grandstand Media

There’s a song, No Connection, halfway through Radioactivity’s sophomore album Silent Kill stretching nearly three and a half minutes. In this context, that’s practically Read more

Review: Benjamin Booker at Trees

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Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Benjamin Booker is purely a blues musician like Mardi Gras is just a fun little New Orleans get-together. Read more

Quarterfinals for the Rolling Stones song bracket

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Last week we put up a list of 16 of the most well-known songs by the Rolling Stones and wanted your input on choosing the best one. Now, the bracket has been cut in half as the eight songs that received the most votes now go on to the next round. To see what did and didn’t make it, and to ... Read more

Concert review: Courtney Barnett at Club Dada

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Mom and Pop Music

Courtney Barnett, the impish 26-year-old singer-songwriter-guitarist from Melbourne, Australia, has had the weight of the rock world thrust on her slim shoulders in the last few months. Various media, from the Read more

Review: Rolling Stones at AT&T Stadium

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Special to DFW.com

A great many musical giants have traversed North Texas thus far in 2015: Billy Joel, Stev... Read more

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