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Review: Old 97’s at Strauss Square


Eric Ryan Anderson

More than most Old 97’s performances in North Texas, Saturday’s showcase in the heart of downtown Dallas truly felt like a homecoming. Read more

Review: Neil Young at the Meyerson


Danny Clinch

Neil Young, seated on stage at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center Thursday, selected his acoustic guitar from those arrayed around him. Read more

U.K. singer Laura Mvula doesn’t fit into easy stereotypes

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Tom Oxley

When English singer-songwriter Laura Mvula sent out demos of her music a few years ago, she wasn’t sure if she might be sending her songs into a black hole. Read more

Old 97’s: Still alive and wired


Shore Fire Media

Rock ’n’ roll has never been ambivalent about aging. Read more

Five essential Old 97’s songs

Narrowing down the catalog of the Old 97’s to just five songs is a fool’s errand — everyone has their favorites, and everyone’s favorites, give or take a couple unimpeachable cuts, are different. (For instance, it pains me to leave off Barrier Reef, Read more

Concert review: Pet Shop Boys



DALLAS -- Say what you will about the Pet Shop Boys but no one can accuse these guys -- frontman Neil Tennant and silent sidekick on the keyboards Chris Lowe -- of resting on their luxurious laurels. After more than 30 years making smartly crafted and wryly amusing electro-pop and commercially pe... Read more

Review: Secret Sisters, ‘Put Your Needle Down’


Universal Republic

Like orchids blooming in the swamp, the Secret Sisters embody beauty amid harshness. Read more

Preston’s picks: Lana Del Rey at Verizon Theatre; Future Islands at Three Links

2014 Coachella Music And Arts Festival - Weekend 1 - Day 3

Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP

Lana Del Rey is preparing to release her third studio album. Read more

Lone Star Sounds: Clint Niosi explores ‘Her Wilderness’ on new soundtrack

It begins with lapping water, cicadas and the breeze. Read more

2015 ACM Awards at AT&T Stadium sell out in 18 minutes

49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards - Show

Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP

If you didn’t snap up tickets for the 50th annual Academy of Country Music Awards when they went on sale this morning to the general public, you’re out of luck — for now. Read more

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