Band of the Week: Christopher Black

Band of the Week: Christopher Black

MEET THE BAND: Christopher Black (vocals, guitar) A CASE STUDY: A former music student at Case where he studied violin and viola, Black also plays guitar and writes songs.

Band of the Week

 

Local Metal Band Midnight to Release New Compilation and Tour with Kreator

Jamie Walters (aka Athenar) originally played in the local metal band Boulder before forming Midnight more than 10 years ago. Back in 2012, the band issued...

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Run the Jewels Delivers Perfectly Intense Show at House of Blues

In what could certainly be called the first "big show" of 2017 here in Cleveland, Run the Jewels tore up a sold-out House of Blues...

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Zac Brown Band Returns to Blossom in June

While singer-guitarist Zac Brown caters to a country crowd, he and his band can play a bit of everything. When they played at Blossom two...

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DJ Worthy Brings His 'One on One' Tour to Touch Supper Club

For his current 23-date "One on One" tour, San Francisco-based DJ Worthy has enlisted artists and friends such as Ardalan, Billy Kenny, Christian Martin, Gina Turner,...

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Cuyahoga Valley National Park Blends Music with the Natural World

The lodge is tucked among a stand of trees along Route 303 in Peninsula, right in the heart of Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Visitors deposit...

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6 Concerts to Catch This Weekend

FRIDAY, JAN. 13 Winter Bash 2017 Hailing from Yellow Springs, Ohio, Blue Moon Soup, headliners of tonight's Winter Bash 2017, have been holding down the...

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Pop Punk Act Simple Plan Returns to House of Blues in April

The French-Canadian pop-punk band Simple Plan had a hit right out of the gate with its 2002 studio debut, No Pads, No Helmets...Just Balls. Now,...

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Local Rapper Toobe Fresco to Debut New Band at the Grog Shop

One of the more prolific local artists, local rapper Toobe Fresco (formerly C-Ro Del Fresco) admits he’s not sure how many singles and mixtapes he’s...

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Documentary Film About Cleveland's Punk Rock Past Arrives on DVD

Veteran local punk rocker Tom Dark has just issued Cleveland’s Screaming, an independent documentary film about the Northeast Ohio hardcore punk scene from 1981 to...

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Greensky Bluegrass Kicks Off Winter Tour in Cleveland with Bigger, Bolder Show

With their winter tour now officially under way — and the Cleveland 2017 concert calendar off to a fine start — Greensky Bluegrass dished up...

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More Than 40 Acts to Compete in 21st Annual Tri-C High School Rock Off

When the annual High School Rock Off launched some 20 years ago at the Odeon, the promoters at the locally-based Belkin Productions (now Live Nation)...

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Singer-Songwriter Sara Watkins Hopes Each of Her Albums Offers Something New

Some people go to the pizza parlor for the food. Singer-songwriter Sara Watkins went for the bluegrass. “It was a regular thing,” she says in...

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Local Indie Rockers Poro to Play EP Release Party at Beachland

Shortly after the release of its 2008 EP A Whisper, A Clamor and a 2010 self-titled full-length, the local indie rock act the Lighthouse and...

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Singer-Songwriter Griffin House Reflects on his Upbringing in Ohio

A Springfield, Ohio native, singer-songwriter Griffin House originally thought he’d become a professional golfer. He even had the chance to attend college on a scholarship....

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Patti Smith to Play 'Horses' Album in Its Entirety at State Theatre Show

Forty-plus years after the release of her debut album, Horses, singer Patti Smith has announced she’ll honor the album’s “longevity and lasting influence” with a...

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Hard Rock Act Mastodon to Perform at Agora in May

The Atlanta-based heavy rock act Mastodon has completed the follow-up to its 2014 album Once More 'Round The Sun. While details regarding the new studio...

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Update: Brite Winter Festival Organizers Announce Lineup for This Year's Event

Update: The organizers at Brite Winter, the annual winter music and arts festival, have just announced the lineup for this year's event which takes place on...

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Rock Hall to Host Free MLK Day Celebration

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has just announced that it will host a free admission day in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King,...

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Classic Rockers Foreigner Return to Hard Live in April

While none of the band members that assembled on stage last year at Hard Rock Live could lay claim to being original members of the...

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Garage Rockers Bash & Pop to Play First Local Show in Years

When Replacements bassist Tommy Stinson formed the thrashy garage pop band Bash & Pop in the wake of the Replacements’ break-up, he intended the band’s...

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Singer-Songwriter Justin Townes Earle Keeps Alt-Country Legacy Alive

Most kids don’t start listening to hard rock until their teenager years. Not singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle. Not that you’d know it from listening to...

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