George Thorogood

George Thorogood is stuck in the past, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Thorogood and his Delaware Destroyers blazed through 35 years of hits in more than 90 minutes at Texas Station’s Dallas Events Center on April 30, with the singer/guitarist paying his three-chord respects to inspirations such as Chuck Berry, John Lee Hooker and Bo Diddley throughout. Thorogood gave the middle-aged crowd what they came for: He performed originals such as “I Drink Alone,” “Bad to the Bone” and “You Talk Too Much,” while also delivering his classic covers of “Who Do You Love?,” “Move It on Over” and “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer.” While Thorogood has been producing his same brand of raunchy bar-band rock since first picking up a guitar, it’s obvious that his fans wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Dick Dale

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Dick Dale

By Cindi Reed

It was a potpourri of beach sound as the music started and a crowd appeared out of nowhere. All the chairs emptied, and, like high tide, the crowd pressed toward the Hard Rock Café stage on April 22 to see surf guitar legend Dick Dale. He appeared in a white-on-black Nudie-style Western shirt and a slicked-back ponytail, looking like a quintessential Quentin Tarantino hero-villian. Supported by his son on drums and a bass player, he delved into a surf rock reverie. Because most of his songs are instrumental, there are no word-hooks on which to hang the thoughts about each song.