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Photos: Howard Jones Plays Cleveland

New wave/synthpop musician Howard Jones is on a North American tour and made a stop in Cleveland last night at the Music Box Supper Club.

The English artist is known for 15 top-40 hits in the 80s and early 90s, including No One is to Blame, Everlasting Love, New Song, What is Love, Like to Get to Know You Well, and Life in One Day.

Howard Jones by Mara Robinson
Howard Jones photo by Mara Robinson

Whereas past tours have featured simply Jones and a piano, this tour adds the flavor of a second synth player and an electronic drummer for a fuller, more rocking sound closer to the way we hear them on his albums.

Jones is a fantastic performer, and he peppered his set with just the right amount of between-song storytelling. He introduced Life in One Day as a song that is full of lies. “The old man said to me don’t always take your life so seriously? That’s a lie, my father never said that. The record company asked for another hit so I made this up,” Jones admitted. “No. Take your life seriously, especially in this day and age.” Although he agreed that learning to “play the flute and dance and sing your song” is pretty good advice, especially given the flute stylings of Ron Burgundy.

A couple times he’d interrupt a song to tell a quick story, like when he stopped New Song‘s chorus to talk about how much the critics hated his music back in the day, but how the public loved it.

For an encore he played Things Can Only Get Better, bringing a fantastic evening to a close. He described it as a mantra for when life isn’t going so well. But after such a fun and inspiring show, things were just about as good as they can get.

Howard Jones by Mara Robinson
Howard Jones photo by Mara Robinson
Howard Jones by Mara Robinson
Howard Jones photo by Mara Robinson
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Photos: Death From Above 1979 at Cleveland HOB

Death From Above 1979 performing live at the House of Blues Cleveland October 11, 2016.
Death From Above 1979 features Sebastien Grainger (drums, vocals) and Jesse Keeler (guitar, vocals).

Death From Above 1979 played in support of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (photos here) and along with Deap Vally (photos here).

See more images from this show and others at MaraRobinson.com.

Death From Above 1979 by Mara Robinson
Death From Above 1979 at House of Blues photo by Cleveland music photographer Mara Robinson
Death From Above 1979 by Mara Robinson
Death From Above 1979 at House of Blues photo by Cleveland music photographer Mara Robinson
Death From Above 1979 by Mara Robinson
Death From Above 1979 at House of Blues photo by Cleveland music photographer Mara Robinson
Death From Above 1979 by Mara Robinson
Death From Above 1979 at House of Blues photo by Cleveland music photographer Mara Robinson
Death From Above 1979 by Mara Robinson
Death From Above 1979 at House of Blues photo by Cleveland music photographer Mara Robinson
Death From Above 1979 by Mara Robinson
Death From Above 1979 at House of Blues photo by Cleveland music photographer Mara Robinson
Death From Above 1979 by Mara Robinson
Death From Above 1979 at House of Blues photo by Cleveland music photographer Mara Robinson
Death From Above 1979 by Mara Robinson
Death From Above 1979 at House of Blues photo by Cleveland music photographer Mara Robinson
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Photos: Deap Vally at Cleveland House of Blues

Deap Valley live at the House of Blues Cleveland, with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Death From Above 1979.

Deap Valley features Lindsey Troy (guitar, vocals) and guest drummer Lia Simone filled in last night for Julie Edwards.

See more of last night’s photos here: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Death From Above 1979.

All photos by Cleveland music photographer Mara Robinson.
See more images from this show and others here.

Deap Vally at Cleveland House of Blues by Mara Robinson
Deap Vally at Cleveland House of Blues Oct 11, 2016 photo by Mara Robinson
Deap Vally at Cleveland House of Blues by Mara Robinson
Deap Vally at Cleveland House of Blues Oct 11, 2016 photo by Mara Robinson
Deap Vally at Cleveland House of Blues by Mara Robinson
Deap Vally at Cleveland House of Blues Oct 11, 2016 photo by Mara Robinson
Deap Vally at Cleveland House of Blues by Mara Robinson
Deap Vally at Cleveland House of Blues Oct 11, 2016 photo by Mara Robinson
Deap Vally at Cleveland House of Blues by Mara Robinson
Deap Vally at Cleveland House of Blues Oct 11, 2016 photo by Mara Robinson
Deap Vally at Cleveland House of Blues by Mara Robinson
Deap Vally at Cleveland House of Blues Oct 11, 2016 photo by Mara Robinson
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Photos: BRMC at Cleveland House of Blues

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (BRMC) live at the Cleveland House of Blues, Tuesday October 11, 2016.
All photos by Cleveland Music Photographer Mara Robinson.

BRMC features Peter Hayes (guitar, vocals), Robert Levon Been (guitar, bass, vocals) and Leah Shapiro (drums, vocals).

See more of last night’s photos here: Deap Vally and Death From Above 1979.

See more images from this show and others at MaraRobinson.com.

BRMC at Cleveland House of Blues 2016 by Mara Robinson
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at Cleveland House of Blues October 11 2016 photo by Mara Robinson
BRMC at Cleveland House of Blues 2016 by Mara Robinson
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at Cleveland House of Blues October 11 2016 photo by Mara Robinson
BRMC at Cleveland House of Blues 2016 by Mara Robinson
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at Cleveland House of Blues October 11 2016 photo by Mara Robinson
BRMC at Cleveland House of Blues 2016 by Mara Robinson
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at Cleveland House of Blues October 11 2016 photo by Mara Robinson
BRMC at Cleveland House of Blues 2016 by Mara Robinson
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at Cleveland House of Blues October 11 2016 photo by Mara Robinson
BRMC at Cleveland House of Blues 2016 by Mara Robinson
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at Cleveland House of Blues October 11 2016 photo by Mara Robinson
BRMC at Cleveland House of Blues 2016 by Mara Robinson
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at Cleveland House of Blues October 11 2016 photo by Mara Robinson
BRMC at Cleveland House of Blues 2016 by Mara Robinson
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at Cleveland House of Blues October 11 2016 photo by Mara Robinson
BRMC at Cleveland House of Blues 2016 by Mara Robinson
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at Cleveland House of Blues October 11 2016 photo by Mara Robinson
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at Cleveland House of Blues October 11 2016 photo by Mara Robinson
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at Cleveland House of Blues October 11 2016 photo by Mara Robinson
BRMC at Cleveland House of Blues 2016 by Mara Robinson
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at Cleveland House of Blues October 11 2016 photo by Mara Robinson
BRMC at Cleveland House of Blues 2016 by Mara Robinson
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at Cleveland House of Blues October 11 2016 photo by Mara Robinson
BRMC at Cleveland House of Blues 2016 by Mara Robinson
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at Cleveland House of Blues October 11 2016 photo by Mara Robinson
BRMC at Cleveland House of Blues 2016 by Mara Robinson
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at Cleveland House of Blues October 11 2016 photo by Mara Robinson
BRMC at Cleveland House of Blues 2016 by Mara Robinson
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at Cleveland House of Blues October 11 2016 photo by Mara Robinson
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at Cleveland House of Blues October 11 2016 photo by Mara Robinson
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at Cleveland House of Blues October 11 2016 photo by Mara Robinson
BRMC at Cleveland House of Blues 2016 by Mara Robinson
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at Cleveland House of Blues October 11 2016 photo by Mara Robinson

 

BRMC at Cleveland House of Blues 2016 by Mara Robinson
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at Cleveland House of Blues October 11 2016 photo by Mara Robinson
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Sia, Leslie Jones, Teyana Taylor

Sia, Leslie Jones, Teyana Taylor performing at the Wolstein Center in downtown Cleveland on Saturday November 11, 2016 for the All Access event.

photo by Mara Robinson
Sia by Mara Robinson

Sia brought her usual stage show, complete with video footage, between-song whimpering, and teenage dance phenomenon Maddie Ziegler.

photo by Mara Robinson
Sia by Mara Robinson
photo by Mara Robinson
Sia by Mara Robinson
photo by Mara Robinson
Sia by Mara Robinson

 

Emcee Jessica Williams took us through the night with laser focus and high energy, comparing her reception to the stage as how Oprah must feel.

Jessica Williams
All Access 2016
photo by Mara Robinson
All Access 2016

 

Comedian Leslie Jones (of Saturday Night Live fame)  gave a hilarious set featuring a great story involving trying to get Prince’s attention.

photo by Mara Robinson
Leslie Jones by Mara Robinson
photo by Mara Robinson
Leslie Jones by Mara Robinson
photo by Mara Robinson
Leslie Jones by Mara Robinson
photo by Mara Robinson
Leslie Jones by Mara Robinson
photo by Mara Robinson
Leslie Jones by Mara Robinson
photo by Mara Robinson
Leslie Jones by Mara Robinson

 

Singer/dancer/model Teyana Taylor delivered an exciting show as her live band and dancers performed around her.

photo by Mara Robinson
Teyana Taylor by Mara Robinson
photo by Mara Robinson
Teyana Taylor by Mara Robinson
photo by Mara Robinson
Teyana Taylor by Mara Robinson
photo by Mara Robinson
Teyana Taylor by Mara Robinson
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