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Chris Knight

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    September 16, 2014

    Upcoming: Brand New, Café Tacvba, Gladys Knight, ICP, Nick Jonas, Royal Blood, etc.

    '90s Burned Out: With Hayden Jones, Shadow Hound, Thrill. Sat., September 20, 8:30 p.m., $10. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838. Aaron Einhouse: Sat., November 15, 8 p.m., $8. Cypress Saloon, 12710 Telge, Cypress, 281-304-7777. Advance Cassette: With the Freebie, Banshee Bones. F ... More >>

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    February 21, 2014

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Eagles, Omotai, Nikki Hill, G-Eazy, etc.

    The Eagles Toyota Center, February 21 Arguably the most successful American rock band of all time, the Eagles have lost little of their drawing power for only having released one all-original album since 1980. Of course that one, 2007's The Long Hard Road Out of Eden, sold some 7 million copies dom ... More >>

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    August 9, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Letters to Voltron, Runaway Sun, Ours, etc.

    Letters to Voltron Rudyard's, August 9 If you haven't heard Letters to Voltron, then you are missing out. It's like... how can I put this? Imagine if every second-rate, coked-up joker you knew from your club days was also a brilliant metal musician. That's Letters to Voltron, all cackling hyped-up ... More >>

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    July 16, 2013

    Upcoming: 30footFALL, India.Arie, Jessie Ware, The Polyphonic Spree, etc.

    30FootFALL: With Bickley, The Smiffs, Skeleton Dick., Sat., July 20, 8 p.m., $15. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838. The Acacia Strain: With Within the Ruins, Xibabla, Fit For An Autopsy, American Me., Thu., August 22, 6 p.m., $15 to $17. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713 ... More >>

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    April 9, 2013

    Upcoming: Barry Manilow, Titus Andronicus, Sheryl Crow, Jonas Brothers, Mudhoney, etc.

    Angry Samoans: With Swingin' Dicks, Die Rottz., Fri., April 12, 10 p.m., $12. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston. Bang Bangz: Sat., April 13, 1 p.m., Free. Cactus Music & Video, 2110 Portsmouth St., Houston. Barry Manilow: Sun., May 19, 8 p.m., $29.99-$139.99. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lak ... More >>

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    January 15, 2013

    Upcoming: Crystal Castles, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, K-Rino, Los Lobos, etc.

    Alicia Keys: With Miguel., Mon., March 18, 7 p.m., $49.50-$125.00. Toyota Center, 1510 Polk, Houston. Almost Kings: With Surrender the Fall, Shaving Suzie., Sun., Feb. 3, 8 p.m., $10. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston. Balmorhea: With BE Godfrey, Idyl., Sat., Feb. 9, 8 p.m., $10/$12. Walte ... More >>

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    December 3, 2012

    The 5 Best Shows In Houston This Week: December 3-6

    Of Montreal, Wild Moccasins, French Horn Rebellion Warehouse Live, December 3 Of Montreal's sunny psych-pop brims with such starry-eyed youthful bliss that it might be a little sobering for aging hipsters to remember that Kevin Barnes' crew was once peers with Elf Power, Olivia Tremor Control and T ... More >>

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    September 11, 2012

    John Prine, Steve Earle Help Chris Knight Score a Few Little Victories

    While growing up in Slaughters, Ky., country rocker Chris Knight got the opportunity to take a few guitar lessons from John Prine. He didn't get any face time with the singer until years later, so the way he got those lessons was by sitting next to the record player all the while trying to pick out ... More >>

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    June 19, 2012

    Upcoming: Fiona Apple, Jackson Browne, David Byrne, Chris Isaak, Etc.

    The 71's, Black Queen Speaks, Roomsounds: Sat., Aug. 18, 8 p.m., $10/$14. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. Al Staehely: Fri., June 29, 8 p.m., $20. Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe (413 20th St., Galveston), 413 20th St., Galveston, Galveston. Bob Schneider: Sat., Aug. 4, 8 p.m., $22/$50. House of ... More >>

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    April 20, 2012

    Texas Guitar Great David Grissom Digs Way Down Deep

    David Grissom has a résumé that most guitarists can only dream of. From his early days with Hank III in Killbilly, Grissom went on to playing, along with Jimmy Pettit and Davis McLarty, for Joe Ely from 1985 to 1991. A hell-for-leather band that could hang with the Clash or just about anyone else, ... More >>

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    April 16, 2012

    Paul Thorn Wonders What The Hell Is Going On?

    Paul Thorn is in Nettleton, Miss., standing in his front yard watching his 8-year old daughter bounce on the trampoline while he takes yet another interview call. Asked if another time would be better, he demurs. "No, no, no, this is great," drawls Thorn. "I understand and my family understands th ... More >>

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    February 21, 2012

    Upcoming: Chickenfoot, Knife Party, Marilyn Manson, The Skatalites, Titus Andronicus

    The 71s, Eyes Burn Electric, The Great Coats: Sat., March 3. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston. Acid Mothers Temple: Thu., May 10. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. Southeast Engine, Ancient Cat Society: Tue., March 13. Leon's Lounge Beach Boys: Fri., June 8. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavili ... More >>

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    January 19, 2012
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    August 11, 2011

    Bar Light, Bar Bright: Beer Signs & Songs That Light Them Up

    Photos by Jason WolterChris Knight at the Firehouse Saloon, August 3​Rocks Off has a bad habit of what some people refer to as "honky-tonkin'." Single, childless and a lifelong Lone Star drinker, we have no reservations about staying out till all hours, even if sometimes it does make us feel l ... More >>

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    February 8, 2011

    Americana Pioneers Wagoneers Reuniting, Playing Houston

    ​Overnight, Lonesome Onry and Mean received word that the Wagoneers, one of Texas' earliest alt-country bands, are coming back from the dead. The hard-twanging roots band that was essentially a precursor to the Americana movement will perform for the first time in 22 years at the Austin Chroni ... More >>

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    November 9, 2010

    Mickey Newbury: Houston's Forgotten Genius

    "Hank Williams' pain songs, Newbury's train songs/ And 'Blue Eyes Cryin' In the Rain' - Willie Nelson & Waylon Jennings, "Luckenbach, Texas" ​Lonesome, Onry and Mean was sitting around having a few cold pops the other night when we put on The Best of Mickey Newbury. It wasn't long before the ... More >>

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    June 29, 2010

    Upcoming: AA Bondy, Built To Spill, Chris Knight, Ra Ra Riot, Etc.

    ​2Cents, Season's After, Taking Dawn: Sat., July 31. Warehouse Live. AA Bondy, JBM: Sat., Aug. 14. Mango's. Andre Williams: Sat., Aug. 21. Continental Club. Anthony Hamilton, Kem, Jaheim & Raheem DeVaughn: Sat., Sept. 4. Toyota Center. A.R. Rahman: CHANGED Fri., Sept. 17. Toyota Center. ... More >>

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    February 9, 2010

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: "Nowhere Man" and Houstonian-Turned-Superproducer Frank Liddell's Other Early Favorites

    Houston native Frank Liddell, whose Nashville production credits include roots-rocker Chris Knight, Texas music phenom Jack Ingram, budding megastar Miranda Lambert, and his wife Lee Ann Womack, has a surprising set of early music impressions. "I can't remember the first one but there were a lot of ... More >>

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    October 1, 2009

    Alamo Heights

    San Antonio's the Krayolas steam into their second act.

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    September 3, 2009
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    March 27, 2009

    Saturday: Chris Knight at Conroe's Crighton Theater

    Update: Sounds of Texas is giving away ten pairs of tickets to this show. Call 936-441-7469 ext. 201; mention you saw the offer on houstonpress.com to win. Perhaps no artist in Americana other than Steve Earle has been compared to Bruce Springsteen as much as Kentuckian Chris Knight. Knig ... More >>

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    December 12, 2008

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Sounds of Texas Music Series Announces 2009 Season

    Guy Clark, "L.A. Freeway," live in Utrecht, The Netherlands, 2006 In response to last week's feature on the Conroe/The Woodlands/Montgomery County Americana scene, we've just received word from the Sounds of Texas Music Series people regarding their 2009 season. Quote-unquote, "Season tickets ... More >>

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    December 4, 2008
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    December 4, 2008

    In the Pines of Houston

    Americana prospers in the northern suburbs

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    October 28, 2008

    Tonight and Wednesday: Chris Knight at McGonigel's Mucky Duck

    www.chrisknight.net Is it just me, or do all Chris Knight records sound the same? With Texan David Grissom driving the sessions in 1997, Knight’s sonic template was set with his first release Chris Knight, and his hard twang formula hasn’t been tinkered with much since. Quite successfully, I mi ... More >>

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    February 29, 2008

    MySpaced Out: A MySpace Mixtape

    Clicking through MySpace, one comes across tons of dreck, but every once in a while a diamond gleams in the pile of trash, some virtually anonymous flash of brilliance blinds the brain with humor, underdog sass or gumption. If I were one to make mixtapes (or CDs), here’s a handful of songs that wo ... More >>

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    July 26, 2007

    Chris Knight

    Trailer Tapes star sings about loss

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    February 19, 2007

    Rotation: Trailer Tapes

    Chris Knight The Trailer Tapes Drifters Church Records In the summer of 1996, Houstonian Frank Liddell and a 22-year old engineer named Joe Hayden took some beer, guns, fishing poles, and a portable tape machine up to Chris Knight's mobile home in Slaughter, Kentucky. Knight wasn't on the nationa ... More >>

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    December 14, 2006

    Live Shots: The Faint

    Photo by Chris Knight/Provided by The Faint It was a night meant for shakin' your groove thang; too bad there was no room. The Faint played to a packed Warehouse Live last night delivering a nice collection of their most danceable numbers from all over its catalogue. However, the overstuffed q ... More >>

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    July 13, 2006

    Chris Knight

    Tuesday, July 18, at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk. Call 713-528-5999 for more info.

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    June 15, 2006

    Roots Redux

    Dan Colehour's Midwestern musings get their day in the Texas sun

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    September 23, 2004
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    August 19, 2004
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    September 18, 2003

    Coal Miner's Brother

    Chris Knight extracts songs from the same ravaged west Kentucky earth he once rehabilitated

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    July 10, 2003

    Lucky Boy's Confusion

    Ignoring hometown neglect, Mando Saenz signs a Nashville publishing deal and ponders his next move

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    March 13, 2003

    Bowling for Bands

    Pinmonkey scores a strike against Nashville's solo-singer system

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    May 28, 1998

    Under(ground) Achievers

    Can Nashville's creative underbelly save country from Music Row?

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