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CD review: Little Big Town, ‘Pain Killer’

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Associated Press

How do the four vocalists of Little Big Town respond to the platinum success of the group’s most rewarded album, 2012’s Tornado? Read more

Dave Grohl follows his ‘Sonic Highways’ home to Washington, D.C.

Dave Grohl Portrait Session

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Dave Grohl. Superstar road-tripper next door? Old-school recording studio preservationist? 21st century rock ’n’ roll diplomat? Read more

Preston’s picks: Arctic Monkeys at Verizon Theatre; Sam Riggs at Billy Bob’s Texas

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Sebastian Kim

The buzzy English group and the Texas singer-songwriter come to North Texas next week. Read more

Lone Star Sounds: New music from Vicious Firs

Fort Worth trio Vicious Firs (guitarist/vocalist Ryan Smith, bassist Rangeley Grisel and drummer Austin Smith) aims to leave a mark with its self-titled debut EP. Read more

Reagan James dukes it out on ‘The Voice’

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Reagan James, the final North Texan still competing on this season of The Voice, took her turn in the show’s “battle rounds” Tuesday night. Read more

Kelli Douglas does battle on ‘The Voice’

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Tyler Golden/NBC

Kelli Douglas, the fourth of the five North Texans competing on the seventh season of The Voice, took her turn in the ring Monday night. Read more

Concert review: Boobiefest benefit at Lake Worth Boat and Ski Club

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Special to DFW.com

I’m a sucker for a good cause, so Sunday I found myself out at Lake Worth, at Boobiefest — a benefit to help cover the reconstructive surgery costs for breast cancer survivor Lindzey Ward. Read more

Jaan McCoy, former KAAM DJ, dies at 60

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Courtesy KAAM

The DFW radio world was rocked Saturday by news of the passing of Jaan McCoy, who had spent more than 20 years on the air — through two frequency changes — at nostalgia station KAAM, and more than 30 in Dallas radio. Read more

Q&A: Reagan James on ‘The Voice’

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DFW.com

You get a sneaking suspicion in the presence of Reagan James, the 15-year-old Burleson girl who joined Team Blake on this season of The Voice. This, you might think, is no 15-year-old girl. Read more

Preston’s picks: Charli XCX at Trees; Mike Doughty at Lola’s Saloon

Both concerts bring spirited performers to the stage Read more

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