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John Legend

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    July 24, 2014

    John Legend at The Woodlands, 7/23/2014

    John Legend Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion July 23, 2014 As the crowd's applause subsided following Wednesday evening's first song, "Made to Love," John Legend leaned down toward the crowd from the his piano bench onstage at the Woodlands Pavilion. He had a coy, even mischievous look about him, as ... More >>

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    July 21, 2014

    The Five Best Shows In Houston This Week: Wrestlers, John Legend, Rock Baby Rock It, etc.

    DJ Sun The Flat, July 21 On last year's One Hundred -- amazingly, his first-ever full-length release -- DJ Sun pours his 20-plus-year career as one of Houston's most in-demand DJs into a seamless work that never lulls, never lags and maintains an unshakably mellow groove throughout. Its intricately ... More >>

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    May 5, 2014

    John Legend at Cullen Performance Hall, 5/4/14

    John Legend All Of Me Tour Cullen Performance Hall, University of Houston May 4, 2014 "Gentlemen... I can't guarantee that you're gonna get lucky tonight, but I'm certainly setting you up good!" Those were the words of John Stephens, the singer-songwriter and pianist who has, in a relatively short ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2014

    The 10 Best Shows In Houston This Weekend: Flamin' Groovies, John Legend, Tom Jones, etc.

    El Dorado Ballroom Dedication El Dorado Ballroom May 2 & 3 (dedication) It seems like Houston has remembered it even has a history only very recently, so it must be making up for lost time now. Less than five years since the Lightnin' Hopkins Texas Historical Marker was erected on the grounds of Pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2014

    The 25 Best Songs We Heard Last Month

    Augustines, "Kid You're On Your Own" The Brooklyn trio's whole album Augustines is fantastic, like War-era U2 with bonus folk inflections. I can tell it's going to be one where I have a different favorite track every couple of weeks; right now it's "Kid You're On Your Own." JOHN SEABORN GRAY Aloe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2014

    Maroon 5 at Reliant Stadium, 3/13/2014

    Maroon 5 Reliant Stadium March 13, 2014 Adam Levine is a different breed of pop star than he was when Maroon 5 earwormed its way onto our iPods 12 years ago. Thanks to the power of reality television, he's more visible, more vocal and -- need I say -- just sexier. But his band's music as of late? I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2014

    Five Reasons to Be Excited About Kimbra's New Album (Remember Her?)

    You may know her from pop star Gotye's 2011 hit single "Somebody That I Used to Know," but Australian export Kimbra is anything but your typical pop singer. While her work as of yet has definitely held a large mainstream appeal, it's clear she has every ambition to break the mold and tread experimen ... More >>

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    February 13, 2014
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    September 6, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Keep Calm Fight Cancer, Krewella, Dr. John, etc.

    Keep Calm, Fight Cancer Benefit Walters, September 6-8 Leave it up to Houstonians to stand up and join the cause. Not even 48 hours after Walters announced that longtime owner/den mother Pam Robinson was battling Stage 4 cancer, that single status update had already reached 15,000 people through sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2012

    The 5 Best Shows In Houston This Week: The Go-Go's, 2 Chainz, etc.

    The Go-Go's Monday, House of Blues God bless the Go-Go's. If Monday's House of Blues show is anything like last August's all-killer-no-filler HOB date - and it should be, since the reunited five-piece isn't pushing any new "product" - you're in for a real treat. Listen to "Lust to Love," "How Much M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2012

    Laughing & Rhyming: 4 Great Hip Hop/Comedy Crossovers

    Fans of Childish Gambino can be split in to two groups: those who like hip hop and appreciate his wordplay, and those who use the phrase "I don't normally like hip-hop but..." before admitting that they just happen to like the guy from Community a lot. That he's a strong enough on the mike to gain t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2012

    Ask A Rapper: Jack Freeman Nerds Out With R&B Hits

    The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place -- lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good -- so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Something you always wanted to ask a rapper? E-mail sheaserrano@gmail.com. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    Last Night: The-Dream At Fitzgerald's

    The-Dream, Jack Freeman, Lee-Lonn March 29, 2012 Fitzgerald's "When you're fucking the wrong bitch, bad things happen." The-Dream, clad in a black T-shirt, some cheap Ray-Ban frames with a Raiders snapback and those rather extravagant "You Aren't Really Up On This" Nike MAGs shoes said that Thursd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2012

    Friday Night: John Legend At Reliant Stadium

    John Legend RodeoHouston, Reliant Stadium March 2, 2012 With a soft smile, seducing glare, and smooth voice, John Legend hit the Rodeo Friday night with his brand of neo-soul, hip-hop and R&B for HLSR's Annual Black Heritage Day. The Springfield, Ohio native, nee John Roger Stephens, looked very co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2012

    Rocks Off's Ultra-Hip Rodeo Concert Guide: John Legend

    Date: March 2 Name: John Legend AKA: "Smoove J"* Genre: Music to take your pants off to * Fine, we made that up.

  • Culture

    February 23, 2012

    Rounding It Up

    The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo brings a stellar 2012 lineup.

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    January 31, 2012

    Fairview Tuesdays: Neo-Soul and Cheap Booze

    The bar on a quieter night. ​There was a fog advisory in effect Tuesday, but no amount of weather could hide the fact that I'm not black or a lesbian. The black thing is pretty clear, and although I have been mistaken for a woman in the line of duty, it was by a man who was hanging out on Fann ... More >>

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    January 9, 2012

    2012 RodeoHouston Lineup Features ZZ Top, Train, Kid Rock, John Legend, Enrique Iglesias

    The Houston Livestock And Rodeo continues it's march it's non-country waters with today's musical announcement, with Houston's own ZZ Top (March 8), Train (March 16), Kid Rock (February 29), John Legend (March 2), and Enrique Iglesias (March 6) topping the pop and rock segment of this year's bill. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    Rap Round Table: What Are We To Think Of Rick Ross's New Mixtape, Rich Forever?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Each week Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. Photo illustration by John Seaborn Gray​This Week's Panel: Bun B, Slim Thug, Z-Ro, Killa Kyleon, A.D.D., Roderickvonn, Onehunnidt, Kyle Hubbar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2011

    Adele Cancels U.S. Tour Due To Bad Vocal Chords (UPDATED)

    UPDATE (6:56 p.m.): According to Live Nation, the show will "most likely" be rescheduled, so you may not want to cash in on those refunds just yet. Stay tuned. Chart-topping, world-beating British neo-soul singer Adele has canceled her upcoming U.S. tour, including a stop at the Cynthia Woods Mitch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    Saturday Night: Sade & John Legend At Toyota Center

    Photos by Groovehouse​Sade, John Legend Toyota Center July 23, 2011 See more smooth operation from Sade & John Legend in our slideshow. As word of Amy Winehouse's death spread across the Internet Saturday, another British soul singer was preparing to perform in Houston for the first time in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    Last Night: Fitz & The Tantrums At House Of Blues

    Photos by Jason Wolter​Fitz & the Tantrums House of Blues Bronze Peacock Room April 18, 2011 Soul music is about power, yoking that gospel id to the pursuit of more worldly affairs, but it's also about subtlety. Grunt all you want, but smooth and steady wins the race (and wins over the ladies ... More >>

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    February 3, 2011
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    November 18, 2010

    Kanye's Best My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy Lyrics

    ​It doesn't hit the streets, legally, until Monday, but Kanye West's long-gestating My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy leaked a few weeks back. Since then, Rocks Off has been spinning our preview copy quite a bit at the office. It's not the completely finished version about to hit stores and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    The Rally To Restore Sanity: Did It Succeed?

    Preaching to the choir?​What's the point?It was a question I asked myself more than once in the last month: while I was booking the hotel room, then sitting on the flight from Houston to Washington, DC, and finally walking with tens of thousands of others down Pennsylvania Avenue to attend the Ral ... More >>

  • Music

    October 7, 2010

    This Is Happening

    Is LCD Soundsystem's party over on its latest — and perhaps last — album?

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    Z-Ro's Heroin Due Next Month... Maybe

    Welcome back to Turning the Screw, Rocks Off's weekly rap post. It probably won't rhyme, at least most of the time. E-mail tips to introducingliston@gmail.com. Thanks, homies. ​Single of the Week: "I'm Hungry," Coota Bang Wire to Wire The "Dirty South" will be honored at this year's VH1 Hip-Hop Ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2010

    Recovery Has Exorcised Lucky Luciano's Demons. This Rapper Is Clean.

    In the January 5th edition of the Houston Press, you read about a small piece of Lucky Luciano's life - his addiction to drugs and alcohol and life of pimping strippers. What you didn't hear about is how he escaped death on Houston's freeways several times. You didn't hear about the time he flipped ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2009

    In the Mix: DJ and Dance Music for the New Malaise, Part 2

    ​5. MSTRKRFT, Fist of God (Downtown) Canadian duo MSTRKRFT gave the cool kids what they want - grinding, "keytar" synths, a punk-rock attitude and plenty of pop references (John Legend, N.O.R.E., and Ghostface Killah make appearances). Despite the pair's hockey-mask appearance and heavy-metal-danc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    The Best and Worst Christmas Specials of All Time

    Every winter brings the onslaught of family tension, shopping, and that most American of pastimes, the Christmas special. They're typically half an hour, though they can be longer, and they often take characters from an already-established world and run them through the gauntlet of festivities surro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2009

    Aftermath: John Legend (Pre-ACL) at Verizon Wireless Theater - Hey, Better Late Than Never

    [Ed. Note: We temporarily interrupt our postmortem ACL coverage to bring you this review of John Legend's show at Verizon Wireless Theater last Wednesday.] Photos by Daniel Kramer​ 9:03 p.m.: So we're here at Verizon Wireless Theater for the show. Going to a concert where you're not allowed to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2009

    ACL 2009 Day Two: Live Shots

    Photos by Mark C. AustinMute Math​The second day of the festival was so busy (and so rainy) that we barely had time to get back to our laptops and card readers to upload photos. So - one day late - enjoy our favorite shots from Day Two of ACL, featuring Bon Iver, Citizen Cope, Grizzly Bear, Mute M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2009

    ACL 2009 Day One: John Legend Sexes Up the Crowd

    Photos by Groovehouse​Opening with Bob Marley's gorgeous "Redemption Song" from a raised podium in the middle of the crowd, John Legend immediately captured everyone's attention yesterday before launching into a set of smooth, slightly 70s, superbly sexy songs that had his adoring female fans hang ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2009

    ACL 2009 Day One: Aftermath

    Photo by Mark C. AustinSchool of Seven Bells​Before we start discussing the great music we heard yesterday, we would like to take time to thank the Gods Of Rock for blessing Day One of the Austin City Limits Festival (ACL) 2009 with an amazing afternoon and evening of weather. Anyone who has ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2009

    Rick Ross Is Completely Innocent and the Greatest Rapper Alive

    Welcome back to Five Spot. Every Friday, we'll examine a recent bit of music news and, sometimes awkwardly, tie it to a bit of Houston rap. It's five videos and occasional cussing. Send tips to introducingliston@gmail.com.​Last year, president of Don Diva magazine Sam Ferguson played a major role ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2009

    So Whatcha Want: Austin City Limits Festival Lineup Announced

    C3 Entertainment announced the lineup for the 2009 Austin City Limits Music Festival Tuesday morning, and as Rocks Off expected, they might as well start calling the thing Lollapalooza South. Lolla headliners the Beastie Boys and Kings of Leon are both headed to the freshly irrigated Zilker Park Oct ... More >>

  • Music

    March 12, 2009
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    March 5, 2009
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    November 14, 2008

    Aftermath: Latin Grammys at Toyota Center, Pt. 1

    Carlos Santana backstage at the Latin Grammys/ Photo by Olivia Flores Alvarez Is music really the universal language? There was no better place to test that ragged old saw than at Thursday’s Latin Grammys at Toyota Center. As one of the few (if not the only) non-Spanish-speakers in the building, ... More >>

  • Music

    May 29, 2008
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    January 7, 2008

    Giddyup!: Full RodeoHouston Lineup Announced

    John Fogerty: Hannah who?!? After teasing the thousands of Houstonians left out in the cold by Hannah Montana and her mysterious alter ego Miley Cyrus’ November concert at the microscopic Toyota Center, RodeoHouston confirmed this morning that the duo, who for some reason have never been photogra ... More >>

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    December 22, 2007
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    August 31, 2007
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    June 14, 2007

    Odd Couples

    Strange musical pairings

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    June 5, 2007
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    February 16, 2006

    Baller's Ball

    Where to party this All-Star Weekend

  • Music

    August 11, 2005

    John Legend, with De La Soul and Rahzel

    Saturday, August 13, at HUSH, 15625 Katy Freeway, 713-330-HUSH.

  • Culture

    May 26, 2005

    Hot Shows

    Summertime concerts that will leave you sweating

  • Music

    March 3, 2005

    Philly Science

    John Legend is the latest star to emerge from the City of Brotherly Love

  • Music

    January 27, 2005
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