Christopher the Conquered
|Date/Time:||Friday, 01 Apr 2016 at 9:00 pm|
|Cost:||$5 Students / $10 Public|
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In 2008, Christopher sat in on drums with The Poison Control Center for a national tour supporting The Apples In Stereo; when they got home, he and Patrick Tape Fleming (of The PCC and Gloom Balloon) went to work on a follow-up album, You're Gonna Glow In The Dark, which found a lot of love, with popdose.com writing "...let it come pouring through your speakers, and you'll experience one of the most enjoyably off-kilter albums of indie rock you're likely to find this year...". It led to The Conquered growing from a one man band to a 9 piece pop-soul outfit.
Christopher the Conquered & His Black Gold Brass Band went on to tour the country with Leslie & the LY's and play hundreds of shows, along with recording a couple of Daytrotter sessions. All that culminated in 2012's "The Fate of a Good Man", Christopher's most sincere effort by far. In addition to its music videos being featured on Magnet Magazine's website and Consequence of Sound, the album received stacks of thumbs-up reviews.
Following the release of Fate, Christopher went on to work on a variety of musical projects. His song "Treasure Catcher" was used in the film Turtle Hill: Brooklyn, which received thumbs up reviews from a variety of critics, including Village Voice.
Christopher made some serious waves in 2015. In the summer of 2015, he shared the stage with Natalie Prass and handed her an early copy of I'm Giving Up On Rock & Roll. She in turn passed it on to Ryan Adams who took to Twitter and Instagram calling the album, "Crazy and incredible." Soon after, Christopher landed on the front page of Reddit and in Billboard as the title track and single "I'm Giving Up On Rock & Roll" quickly passed 60,000 plays on Soundcloud. This properly set the stage for the album's 2016 release.
Now Ford is back to where he started to share his songs in their purest form, the way they were written: one voice and eighty-eight keys, and his efforts haven't gone unnoticed. His solo sets have impacted thousands of people with their intimacy and grace.
TWINS and Gloom Balloon will open the show.