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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


Special to DFW.com

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


Special to DFW.com

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

Pentatonix releases first single and video from upcoming album


RCA Records

Pentatonix, the a cappella quintet with Arlington roots, is known for its covers, but on Friday it released an original song, Can’t Sleep Love, which is off its upcoming Read more

Edgar 'Shoboy' Soleto to return to DFW radio


Edgar “Shoboy” Soleto, who left his Shoboy en la Mañana morning show on Spanish KMVK/107.5 FM, will return to the DFW airwaves Tuesday, in a different time slot a... Read more

TCU Frogs for the Cure shoots 2015 video


Zach Freeman Photography

Walking with Ann Louden after a TCU Frogs for the Cure video shoot feels like walking with a celebrity. Read more

Hot bands of DFW: 2015 edition


Courtesy the artist

The race to find the next big thing in local music never ends. Read more

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