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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...


Memorials are planned for Justin Elliot (left) and Leonard Belota.

Memorials for Leonard Belota, Justin Elliot

ANTHONY MARIANI
The North Texas scene recently lost two talented musicians. On Sunday, July 27, Leonard Belota, a jazz trumpeter who toured with the Stax Records band, according to local jazz luminary Johnny Case, died at home under hospice ca...



Catch Rhett Miller at Shipping & Receiving this weekend.

Top 5 Shows

ANTHONY MARIANI
Editor’s note: The following are recommended in addition to The Dangits’ album release show at Lola’s Saloon Saturday and Collin Herring’s CD release at The Aardvark Friday. 1.) Rhett Miller, naturally, is the biggest r...


Curtain call featuring (from left to night) Buddy Brae, Corrie Donovan, Cecily Gordon, Chrisian Bester, Ricky Ian Gordon, Colleen Mallette, Jenna Meador, Amy Stewart, Alison Whitehurst, and Anthony Fortino

Beautiful Festival of American Song

EDWARD BROWN
America has left an indelible mark on the world of vocal music, thanks in no small part to composers like George Gershwin and Irving Berlin, among others. The American song genre can be difficult to define, though, since it pul...