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Your backstage pass to the DFW music scene and beyond.

Preston’s picks: Lisa Fischer at Kessler Theater; Damien Rice at South Side Ballroom

The “20 Feet From Stardom”-featured singer will have two intimate shows, and Irishman Rice returns to DFW for the first time since 2007. Read more

Concert review: The Fluorescents at Lola’s Saloon

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Special to DFW.com

A few weeks back I was talking to promoter Aaron Knight of Blackbox Productions about the music scene and who he thinks is exciting on the Funkytown sonic landscape. Aaron books just about everyone in town at one time or another, and he’s got a good ear – so when he mentioned the Fl... Read more

Concert review: Lou Quaid and the Quaaludes (aka Luke Wade) at Magnolia Motor Lounge

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Steve Watkins

A lot of great talent came out of the old Berry Street music scene — Josh Weathers, Jorts Richardson, Quaker City Night Hawks and, of course, Luke Wade. Read more

Lone Star Sounds: New music from Telegraph Canyon

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Vishal Malhotra

There are the immediate, obvious signs Telegraph Canyon is not the same band in 2015 that it was in 2009. Read more

CD review: Ashley Monroe, ‘The Blade’

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Warner Music Nashville

It’s completely possible that Ashley Monroe watched the recent controversy in country music about the presence and power of female singers at the genre’s center — or lack thereof — with a shrug. Read more

Preston’s picks: Gorilla vs. Bear V at Granada Theater; Tanya Tucker at Billy Bob’s Texas

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Flavien Prioreau

Fresh from In Colour, his arresting solo LP from earlier this year, music producer/DJ Jamie xx will descend upon Texas for the fifth annual celebration of Dallas-based writer Chris Cantalini’s influential music blog Gorilla vs. Bear. This year’s edition, apart from its typically sharp-eared lineup, will expand to Austin on Saturday for a second night of music. With Lower Dens, Tei Shi, Youmi Zouma, Prince Innocence and DJ Sober. Read more

Review: Miguel at South Side Music Hall

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Special to DFW.com

Miguel generates a lot of heat and light when he performs, in both literal and metaphorical ways. Read more

Review: Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire at Gexa Energy Pavilion

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DFW.com

One of the many hits Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire performed Friday night at Gexa Energy Pavilion was EWF’s Sing a Song, their 1976 cut about the uplifting power of music. Read more

Telegraph Canyon makes a timely comeback with ‘You From Before’

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Star-Telegram

If the past six years have bruised Chris Johnson in any way, it wasn’t evident looking at him on a recent July afternoon. Read more

Preview: Texas Musicians Museum in Irving

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DFW.com

Tom Kreason, the executive director and curator of the Texas Musicians Museum, was giving a walk-through preview of the museum when his cellphone rang. He picked up, telling a caller named Charles that he’d have to call back. Read more

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