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Inaugural Mattress Firm Music Fest coming to State Fair of Texas


It’s been more than a decade since any musical act has performed at the Cotton Bowl during the State Fair of Texas. Read more

Terry Bozzio‘s got the beat


Andre Ozga

Terry Bozzio is not content to be just “a bonehead drummer.” Read more

Jason Roberts, former Asleep at the Wheel fiddler, starts anew


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Making music in the moment is the only way Jason Roberts knows how. Read more

CD review: Smokey Robinson, ‘Smokey & Friends’

Music Smokey Robinson

Katy Winn/Invision/AP

Smokey Robinson doesn’t want to be a relic, and that’s understandable. Read more

Lone Star Sounds: Somebody’s Darling sizzles on ‘Roommates’


Will Bolton

Somebody’s Darling’s third full-length, the wonderfully titled Adult Roommates, takes a second to sink in. Read more

Preston’s picks: One Direction at AT&T Stadium; Nickel Creek at Majestic Theater

Music Review One Direction


The boy band is still around for now, and the prog-bluegrass trio is back Read more

Local music subscription series Most Efficient Recordings launches in September

As the music industry continues its steady atomization, there remains a gap for artists whose output doesn’t quite fit the available outlets, a fact particularly true for local artists and/or those acts whose followings are loyal, but small. Read more

George Strait farewell concert special airing Aug. 29

George Strait

Special to the Star-Telegram

Two months ago, George Strait said farewell to the touring life with a three-hour, 41-song blowout at AT&T Stadium. Read more

Concert review: Alan at The Republic Street Bar


Special to DFW.com

The Republic Street sits like an outpost on the frontier of the gentrification of Fort Worth’s near south side. It’s a newish joint, a simple rectangular building, better-adorned than others in the neighborhood, just past where Pennsylvania Avenue turns into Hattie Street. Read more

Review: Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden at Gexa Energy Pavilion


The Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden doubleheader at Gexa Energy Pavilion often felt like weaponized nostalgia, fond memories repurposed for a full-on sonic assault. Read more

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