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The Rolling Stones bracket: the winner


Brian Rasic

We have a winner in our favorite Rolling Stones’ song contest. Check out and see which one it is at http://www.dfw.com/static/sizing-up-the-stones/. Read more

Preston’s picks: Shuggie Otis at Club Dada; Smashing Pumpkins at Gexa Energy Pavilion



Our pop music critics selects two shows to see this week Read more

Lone Star Sounds: New music from Adam Case


Courtesy Noise Umbrella

Dallas-based singer-songwriter Adam Case showcases a little bit of everything on his debut album, Video in My Stereo. Read more

Concert review: Stefan Prigmore at Adair’s Saloon


Special to DFW.com

I first met Stefan Prigmore back in 2010 when he was playing a bill with the incomparable Guthrie Kennard in Grapevine. Read more

CD review: Joy Williams, ‘Venus’


High Road Touring

Nearly 20 minutes into Venus, an acoustic guitar emerges from the computer clamor that fills most of the album. Read more

Watch Luke Wade performing at inaugural Fort Worth Sofar Sounds


Courtesy Sofar Sounds

In April, the popular, invite-only concert series Sofar Sounds held its first Fort Worth concert — technically, its first Tarrant County concert, as the event was held in North Richland Hills at Nationwide Disc. Read more

Nina Simone resurges in movies, music



Kanye West sampled her, Chanel made her into a jingle and President Barack Obama called her song Sinnerman one of his 10 favorites. Read more

Chris Stapleton travels his own path

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Special to the Star-Telegram

In the days leading up to the Academy of Country Music Awards’ takeover of AT&T Stadium this past April, Chris Stapleton played Read more

Concert review: Robin Lore at World of Beer

On Saturday, I was looking for a different place to get my music fix, and since I had been hearing about this place called World of Beer over on West Seventh Street, I thought I might give it a try. With a little digging I found out that Robin Lore would be playing that night, so I headed out the... Read more

Lone Star Sounds: Brandon Marcel is ready to step up


Salvador Luna

As Leon Bridges was winding down the first of his two shows at Scat Jazz Lounge a couple weeks ago, he asked a nattily dressed young man to join him on stage. Read more

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