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10 Concerts to See in Dallas This Weekend

Before Kelly Clarkson shuts it down with “Since U Been Gone,” you’ve got a lot of live music to look forward to: Mos Def (at last) makes it to the the Bomb Factory, Belle and Sebastian headline KXT’s annual Summer Cut bash, and Vice Palace closes out its summer of live recordings with a show featuring a reunited Vulgar Fashion.

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Why Dallas Needs a Public Artwork Honoring the Vaughan Brothers in Oak Cliff

More than a year before the city of Dallas approved Kirby Warnock’s proposal for a public artwork in Oak Cliff honoring Jimmie and Stevie Ray Vaughan, Warnock sought the blessing of the elder Vaughan brother. Jimmie gave the project his OK on one condition, Warnock says: “Don’t make me look weird.”

Whatever the piece winds up looking like — the city will put out a call for artists once funding is met — a tribute to the two blues guitarists is closer than ever to becoming a reality at Kiest Park, not far from where the Vaughan brothers grew up.

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Song Premiere: Delta Maze with ‘Oh No Don’t Go’

Delta Maze is the latest project from Dallas artist Andrew Meals, of Big Red Rooster and Weekend Hustler fame. Delta Maze will release the debut EP, Forever Mañana, this Friday with a performance at the House of Blues. Before that, we’re premiering this song, which kicks off the EP. “Oh No Don’t Go” is an unabashed summertime pop song, a splashy track that smoothly incorporates elements of hip-hop and electronic music into its big, colorful sound.

Catch Delta Maze live Friday with LEV and Jonas Martin at the House of Blues’ Cambridge Room. Blue, the Misfit will DJ.

Listen to “Oh No Don’t Go” below.

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The Best Dallas Concert Instagrams From This Weekend: Aug. 13–16

We combed through social media feeds to find some of our favorite shots from this weekend’s best concerts in Dallas. The shows that commanded a lot of attention on Instagram included the Spector 45 reunion/tribute at Three Links, Jill Scott at the Verizon Theatre, and Summerfest with Chief Keef and Travis Scott at Gas Monkey Live.

Here’s what Dallas music fans saw this weekend.

The 6 Best Dallas Sports Team Songs

Every team deserves an anthem its fans can rally behind. With the news that Dallas — well, Arlington — will be welcoming another major sports franchise to town, now seems like a good time to take stock of the music designed to inspire and motivate supporters of our local teams. Here are six songs to get you more than ready for some Dallas football, or basketball, or soccer, or hockey.

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Concerts to See in Dallas This Weekend: Aug. 13–16

Brace yourself for a long concert-going weekend. Sam Smith, he of the soulful gaze and the moving croon, comes to the Verizon Theatre early next week, which is reason enough to treat Monday like a holiday. So enjoy this extended weekend, which also features shows from Metz, Jill Scott, and the pride of West Dallas: The Relatives.

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