Brian McKnight

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2014

    Upcoming: Arlo Guthrie, Bush, Cannibal Corpse, Hayes Carll, K Michelle, The Temptations, etc.

    2-Bit Palomino: Sat., December 20, 9 p.m., $15. Anderson Fair Retail Restaurant, 2007 Grant, Houston, 832-767-2785. 6400 Party: With DJ LeRoy Peters, DJ Xcess. Sat., January 24, 9 p.m., TBA. Numbers, 300 Westheimer, Houston, 713-526-6551. Acoustic Song Swap: With Gary Braun, Micky Braun, Jason Ead ... More >>

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    January 31, 2014

    Football Music: Looking Back on NFL Jams

    Super Bowl XLVIII is this weekend and though it's probably still stinging for many Texans fans that their Super Bowl dreams went up in smoke sometime around week three of the regular season, most of them will still be tuning in to see the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks go head to head. In the ... More >>

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    November 26, 2013

    We Listened to Eight Solid Hours of Holiday Music... Why?

    Most of the year Houston's Sunny 99.1 FM is a ratings powerhouse that plays pop music familar enough that it keeps you more awake than actively tuned in. Sunny calls itself "Houston's at-work station," but it's good for just about any activity short of having sex or attending a concert: driving, sho ... More >>

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    November 15, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Untapped Festival, Little Joe Benefit, etc.

    Venomous Maximus Fitzgerald's, November 15 Houston's dark overlords of doom-metal should be coming into this Fitz show -- their first hometown gig since opening for Guns N' Roses in May -- on quite a high, having just shared a stage with the mighty Slayer at last weekend's Fun Fun Fun Fest. Now pr ... More >>

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    October 1, 2013

    Upcoming: Brian McKnight, Demi Lovato, Jaheim, Megadeth, Superchunk, etc.

    Anthony Green: With Dave Davison, Brick Mortar., Wed., November 27, 7 p.m., $15 to $21. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838. Backspace On the Run: Benefitting Evelyn's Park Conservancy., Sat., December 7, 7 p.m., $25. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838. Brian McK ... More >>

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    April 26, 2012

    Ex-Rocket Steve Francis Turns Rapping Twitter Phenom

    Every rapper dreams to be a baller and every baller dreams to be a rapper. It rings true today and former Houston Rocket Steve Francis renews the saying with his recently discovered hip-hop label Mazerati Music. Rocks Off cringed when we saw Dan Devine's Ball Don't Lie sports blog on Francis' rap ... More >>

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    November 22, 2011

    Upcoming: Young The Giant, Old 97's, Anvil, Mason Jennings, Poor Pilate

    Anvil: Thu., Feb. 9. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston. Aaron Lewis: Thu., Jan. 12. Verizon Wireless Theater, 520 Texas, Houston. Andy Grammer, Ryan Star: Fri., Feb. 17. The Bronze Peacock Room @ House Of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston. ​Anthony Green, The Dear Hunter: Tue., Jan. 31. ... More >>

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    May 5, 2011
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    October 19, 2010

    Upcoming: Ozzy! Ozzy! Ozzy! Slash! And Robert Earl Keen

    ​Alien Ant Farm: Wed., Nov. 17. Scout Bar Clear Lake. "Be A Lot Cooler If You Did: Halloween At The Moon Tower" With Black Congress, Roky Moon & BOLT, LIMB, Venomous Maximus: Sun., Oct. 31. Moon Tower Inn. Brian McKnight: Sat., Dec. 11. Arena Theatre. Cowboy Mouth, Silverleaf: Fri., Dec. 3 ... More >>

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    June 14, 2010

    Has 50 Cent Jumped The Shark?

    Photos by Marc Brubaker / Click here for a slideshow​9:24 p.m.: While waiting at the box office to get our tickets a kid walks up and asks, "Excuse me, how much are tickets?" He looks absolutely crushed when he hears that they're about $50. It's super sad to see. I mean, he just wanted to see ... More >>

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    March 25, 2010

    Cheaper to Keep Her

    One of Houston's own presents a story of the triumph of love

  • Music

    November 5, 2009

    Black Lightning

    Top-notch songwriter and guitarist Richard Thompson stops by Conroe.

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    August 26, 2009

    A Third Ward Pawnshop iPod and the Mysterious Fate of Previous Owner "Scooby"

    Whoever he is (was?), Scooby's iPod wasn't short on R. Kelly.​So a couple of weeks ago, after three or four years of increasingly faltering service, Rocks Off's 30 GB iPod finally died. Completely. Out of sheer broke-assedness, we had held on to it for longer than most. By the end, its quirks and ... More >>

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    July 1, 2009

    Bayou Beat: B L A C K I E on Tour, Michael Jackson Tribute at Discovery Green, Ticket Deals and More

    Above is some video from B L A C K I E's performance Monday night at New Orleans' Dragon's Den, the first show of his mini-tour. The feedback-loving local rapper visits Baltimore Friday and Brooklyn's Afro!!Punk!!Fest!! Sunday. Rocks Off has heard through the proverbial grapevine that there's a Mic ... More >>

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    April 23, 2009

    Hello, Houston!

    Noise breaks down the months of live music ahead

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    February 18, 2009

    Idol Beat: The Final 36, Group 1

    Let the dividing and conquering commence! Here's how it works this year: dude and lass with the highest vote counts in each of the three sub-groups of 12 are in like Flynn, plus the next-highest vote-getter, regardless of gender. Once the "Top 9" are determined, there'll be some wild-card hoo-ha to ... More >>

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    December 11, 2008

    Digitalia: iTunes' Top Holiday Songs

    The holiday season is a time to enjoy favorite pastimes like expanding your credit-card debt, eating way too much food, and arguing with your relatives. And of course, there's the best staple of them all: butchering holiday jingles. Never finding a song they didn't want to shill, iTunes offers an ex ... More >>

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    May 31, 2007

    Noise Fest '07

    Noise Fest '07 is Friday and Saturday, June 1 and 2, at Southmore House, 3107 Leeland, 832-885-4228.

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    March 30, 2006


    Reality Check

  • Culture

    May 26, 2005

    Hot Shows

    Summertime concerts that will leave you sweating

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    April 7, 2005

    Where's the Beef? Right here in H-town

    T.I. and Lil' Flip rumble in Cloverland, bringing one of the great rap feuds of recent years to a head

  • Music

    February 28, 2002

    Color-Coded Rodeo

    The livestock show's heritage nights are called "outreach" by some and "de facto segregation" by others

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    February 21, 2002

    It's a Bird, It's a Plane...

    ...It's Brian McKnight, who wants you to know that he isn't a Superhero

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    June 28, 2001

    Spontaneous Wayne

    Wayne Brady is hoping to be more than just "the music guy"

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    November 30, 2000

    Billy Cook

    Certified Platinum (Def Souf)

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    November 9, 2000

    A Newer, Hipper Gospel

    Yolanda Adams gives us gospel with R&B grooves

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    February 17, 2000


    Brian McKnight, Neural Nectar

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    January 6, 2000

    Platinum Dreams

    Local Latium Records rides pop Latin wave to success

  • Music

    July 15, 1999

    Nonfiction Gospel

    Houston's Discipline finds its inspiration in real life

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    February 25, 1999
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    December 24, 1998
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    August 13, 1998
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    January 1, 1998
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    October 23, 1997