Black Crowes member at Kryptonite Oct. 1

Chief songwriter for the now defunct band The Black Crowes, Rich Robinson, has released a solo album Paper, on shelves now. To promote this debut, he is on tour throughout the Midwest, making a stop at Kryptonite this Friday, Oct. 1 during ArtScene.

Paper, so titled “because this is all a blank sheet of paper to me,” said Robinson in a statement. “It’s fragile and new. For 15 years, I wrote for Chris’s voice (brother and Black Crowes lead singer), but this is for me.”

The Black Crowes brothers, as most know, had one of the most publicly turbulent relationships in rock ‘n’ roll history, and it’s probably fair to say that everyone’s sick of hearing about it—especially them. However, there are some rumors circulating the Net that a Black Crowes’ reunion might be in the works, which may spark some more fraternal fireworks in the music scene, so hold your breath. Meanwhile, Rich is doing his own thing, including the start of his new band Hookah Brown, with former Moke member John Hogg.

Rich is becoming his own frontman, and it will be a pleasure to see what that’s all about down at Kryptonite this Friday. Show starts at 10 p.m., and tickets are an extremely reasonable $12 in advance, $15 at the door. For more information, 965-0931.

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