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Luke Wade Wows on The Voice

ANTHONY MARIANI
Part of what makes The Voice better than its predecessor, American Idol, is the former’s emphasis on musicality in objection to sheer record-selling capabilities. That, and the Voice coaches are really a lot of fun to be arou...


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Top 5 Shows

ANTHONY MARIANI
1.) To help raise money for Duane Smith, the Southern Train Gypsy bassist who recently had to relocate to Houston to receive cancer treatment, his band and three other Fort Worth acts –– melodicore stylists Oh Sleeper, self...



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Top 5 Shows

ANTHONY MARIANI
In addition to the Top 5, don’t forget Dia de los Toadies this weekend at Panther Island Pavilion or Friday on the Green with Telegraph Canyon, Patriot, and Salim Nourallah at Magnolia Green Park on the Near Southside. Keep c...


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Top 5 Shows

ANTHONY MARIANI
1.) I’m not saying Fred’s Texas Café (915 Currie St., 817-332-0083) is small, just that the West 7th beer-and-burger institution might not be big enough to contain all of the gigantic gospel-psych-funk fury that living leg...



Yep. Perdition's been there too.

Top 5 Shows

ANTHONY MARIANI
1.) I don’t know how they do it, but the four Fort Worth dudes in the heavy pop-punk band Perdition have probably put as many miles on the road as any major-label band. And air-miles too. Perdition has toured Europe twice. ...


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Top 5 Shows

ANTHONY MARIANI
1.) I couldn’t see what he couldn’t see in this style of music that was so important to me. Well, that was so important to me as a kid. “The melodies are catchy, the rhythms are driving –– I don’t understand what’...



There's still time to catch Death Cab for Cutie at Gexa tonight.

Top 5 Shows

ANTHONY MARIANI
1.) If you’re reading this on the afternoon of Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, and you’re not already at Gexa Energy Pavilion (1818 1st Ave., Dallas, 214-421-1111) for KXT’s Summer Cut, there’s still lots of time to catch Iron &...


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Sheran Keyton and Joe Rogers at FW Arts Center

JIMMY FOWLER
The cantankerous and endlessly entertaining New York stage legend Elaine Stritch recently passed away. She was arguably the most famous national purveyor of cabaret, a solo theatrical form that requires many talents –– sing...



The li'l Stooge band will kick out the jams Saturday at the Shine in Arlington.

Top 5 Shows

ANTHONY MARIANI
Editor’s note: The following are in addition to Exit 380’s vinyl release at House of Blues Friday and Stumptone’s last full-band show of the summer tonight (Thursday) at Lola’s Saloon. 1.) The last time Stoogeaphilia pe...


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Cliburn Amateur Piano Video Contest Is On

Kristian Lin
It’s time once again for the Van Cliburn Amateur Piano Video Contest. The videos went up a few days ago, so now until August 15, you can watch amateur pianists over the age of 35 perform piano music online and vote for yo...