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Erykah Badu’s New Mixtape, But You Caint Use My Phone, Is Out Today

Erykah Badu’s new mixtape, her first full release since 2010’s New Amerykah Part II, is out today on Apple Music and iTunes. You’ll be able to find it everywhere else on the internet on Dec. 4. We’ll have some more thoughts after the Thanksgiving weekend, but for now, let’s all just look at new music from Badu as an early Christmas present.

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9 Concerts to See in Dallas This Thanksgiving Weekend

Musicians have families too, and with most Americans taking Thursday off to break bread with their relatives, we’re looking at pretty slim pickings for live music on Thursday night. But after that, it’s a holiday weekend, and all the freedom that implies. Big K.R.I.T., Willie Nelson, and Jeezy are all the reasons you need to give thanks this weekend.

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The Outfit, TX Wants to Make Dallas One of the Biggest Cities in Hip-Hop

Mel Kyle and The Outfit, TX are dedicated to getting the Dallas hip-hop scene the attention that Houston and Atlanta have. But that doesn’t mean they’re patient about it.

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Hailey’s Is Closing. Does Denton Need a Music Venue to Take Its Place?

The club, a Denton nightlife institution at 12 years of age, had been shambling along as a shadow of its former self for the better part of the last five years, despite the occasional flicker of life — the Thee Oh Sees show from last year and the venue’s prominence in the past few editions of 35 Denton and Oaktopia come to mind as relatively recent high points. But even if Hailey’s had seen better days, no one will dwell on the down times. It’s the good ones that will and should stick in most people’s memory. (Nobody remembers Marlon Brando as the overweight star of Christopher Columbus: The Discovery).

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Coming to Dallas: The Dixie Chicks

Today’s earth-shaking concert news comes to you courtesy of the Dixie Chicks, who announced this morning that they’re hitting the road for a world tour in 2016. The Chicks, whose original lineup — long before the Grammys, the bestselling albums, and the George W. Bush shame — consisted of “four girls singing on McKinney Avenue,” will perform in Dallas for the first time in 10 years.

Their return is Aug. 6 at Gexa Energy Pavilion. VIP tickets go on sale Tuesday, and the rest of the masses can buy tickets Saturday. You can keep refreshing this page until then.

Other big-name, recently announced concerts to pencil into your calendar include:

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Justin Bieber and The Cure Are Coming to Dallas

It’s been a big week for concert announcements, with two massive acts announcing Dallas tour dates for 2016. Yes, Justin Bieber and The Cure are coming this spring. The man-child pop star and Robert Smith’s moody rock band are, tragically, not performing together — that would be one heck of a bill.

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