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Fort Worth Music Festival announces initial bands for 2014


All Eyes Media

Earlier today, the Fort Worth Music Festival announced its initial line-up of acts for its fourth annual incarnation, as well as confirming it will once again take place at Panther Island Pavilion, outside downtown Fort Worth. Read more

Why I flew 1435.9 miles to see a 44-year-old band


Special to DFW.com

Last week, I flew from Dallas to L.A. to see a band with a 67-year-old “frontman” who most people wouldn’t know from a college math professor. Read more

Preston’s picks: Cher at American Airlines Center; Schoolboy Q at South Side Music Hall

The Today Show With Cher


Cher returns to North Texas for her first show in more than a decade. Read more

Lone Star Sounds: New music from Eli Young Band and more


Paradigm Agency

Although it seems as though Denton-formed Eli Young Band’s ascent has been shockingly swift, the hard-working country-rockers have actually been plugging away for nearly 15 years. Read more

South by Southwest: the good, the bad and the tragic


Preston Jones

This year’s South by Southwest will likely be remembered more for the bad — a drunken driver killing three attendees and injuring 20 more; corporate saturatio... Read more

Johnny Clegg brings South Africa to North Texas


Bass Hall

A few songs into his set at Fort Worth’s Bass Hall Tuesday night, South African singer-songwriter Johnny Clegg demonstrated a few high kicking steps of stomping Zulu dance, something that used to turn his shows into sweaty exultations of joy. Read more

CD review: Various artists, ‘Divergent: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack’

Britain BRIT Awards 2014 Show


The latest dystopian young adult big screen adaptation, Divergent, has high expectations for the box office, though its soundtrack offers an uneven bag of tracks. Read more

Concert review: Toadies at Martin House Brewing

Special to DFW.com

Back in late ’80s or early ’90s Fort Worth, there was a little punk club on Main Street called The Axis. I never set foot in the place; I was poor — even for the cover for that place — so I’d hang outside and listen to the bands play. There were often more peopl... Read more

SXSW Music: Toadies rip into ‘Rubberneck,’ while Analog Rebellion and Pageantry both shine


Kirtland Records

The final full day of South by Southwest dawned gray and drizzling. Read more

SXSW Music: Sam Smith is a knockout, while Eagulls roar and the Hold Steady charms


Danny Clinch

Music seeps from every conceivable corner of this city during South by Southwest. Read more

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