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Songhoy Blues and ‘Kill Us’ doc bring Mali to America

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Together Films

African music beats at the heart of much of American popular songcraft, but perhaps nowhere are the overlapping cultural crosscurrents more apparent than in the music from the landlocked northwestern African nation of Mali. Read more

Reports: Craig Wayne Boyd parts ways with record label

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Tyler Golden/NBC

Despite winning the seventh season of The Voice, Craig Wayne Boyd is still without a record label. Read more

Lone Star Sounds: New music from Jetta in the Ghost Tree

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Vishal Malhotra

Jetta in the Ghost Tree isn’t wasting any time. Read more

CD review: Chris Stapleton, ‘Traveller’

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Becky Fluke

Chris Stapleton owns a great, growling bluesman’s voice and a sensitive singer-songwriter’s heart. Read more

Austin City Limits Music Festival unveils 2015 line-up

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Ringo

Foo Fighters, Drake, the Weeknd, Disclosure, deadmau5, alt-J, Hozier, Bassnectar and Of Monsters and Men are the headlining acts for the 2015 edition of the Austin City Limits Music Festival. Read more

Preston’s picks: Lana Del Rey at Gexa Energy Pavilion; Torres at Club Dada

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Shore Fire Media

Lana Del Rey continues to mystify — she’s arguably mastered the art of giving away nothing in an age where pop singers are expected to reveal almost everything — even as the 29-year-old prepares to embark on what will undoubtedly be one of the summer’s most talked about tours. The woman born Elizabeth Grant is touring behind her 2014 LP, Ultraviolence, as she gears up to release a new record, Honeymoon, by year’s end. With Courtney Love. Read more

Concert review: Bomb Atomic farewell show at Lola’s

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Special to DFW.com

A few months back, music hero and all around Funkytown Icon Justin “Beef” Williams was injured in an on-the-job accident involving a carbon dioxide leak. Read more

Review: Little Big Town at House of Blues

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Special to DFW.com

In a different era, Little Big Town would be an out-and-out superstar act. Read more

Review: The Who at American Airlines Center

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Special to DFW.com

When it comes to legacy rock acts, there’s always a bit of grading on a curve. Read more

Review: Kacey Musgraves at Billy Bob’s Texas

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Jamie Ford

I saw something at Billy Bob’s Texas Friday night I’d never noticed before. Read more

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