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BRMC Release iTunes Session and Hit the Road

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The criminally underrated and underexposed Black Rebel Motorcycle Club released an exclusive seven-song iTunes session today, including tracks from March’s excellent Beat the Devil’s Tattoo and other career highlights that was recorded back in June.

14 Sep 2010 | More

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at Webster Hall, 04.09.10

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club wrapped up its sold-out, two-night stand at New York’s venerable Webster Hall last night with guns blazing and new drummer Leah Shapiro in tow. Hey hey, my my.

10 Apr 2010 | 2 comments | More

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: Better the Devil You Know

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On the day in late winter that I catch up with Robert Levon Been of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club there are connection problems. He’s in a place, likely somewhere in California near the band’s home base, with bad reception. Somehow this seems like the perfect backdrop…

17 Mar 2010 | 3 comments | More

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – ‘Beat the Devil’s Tattoo’

Imagine if a harmonica-toting Dean Moriarty had a fetish for David Lynch and dug dirty-blues fuzz rock and you’ve got the sixth album by California trio Black Rebel Motorcycle Club in a nutshell.

9 Mar 2010 | 4 comments | More

‘BRMC: Live’ DVD Review

In April 2002 I journeyed from Tallahassee, Florida to see a Spiritualized concert in Atlanta. A little-known, but fast-rising group that had garnered quick comparisons to the Jesus and Mary Chain were opening. I left that night raving about Black Rebel Motorcycle Club versus J. Spaceman…

8 Dec 2009 | More

BRMC to ‘Beat the Devil’s Tattoo’ in March 2010; Tour Announced

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club have just confirmed release dates and tour information for their upcoming fifth studio album, Beat the Devil’s Tattoo. Due out March 9th in the United States and Canada (March 8 UK/Europe/Japan/Australia et al; March 16 in Germany) Beat the Devil’s Tattoo was recorded in Philadelphia and Los Angeles…

30 Nov 2009 | 1 comment | More

BRMC Confirm Tracklisting for Live DVD

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club has just confirmed the tracklisting and cover for their Live DVD, due out November 10 on Abstract Dragon/Vagrant. As reported last week, Live will consist of a two-hour concert DVD with cuts from the Los Angeles band’s albums…

14 Sep 2009 | More

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club to Release Live DVD, New Album Next Spring

Lately we’ve been wondering what the guys in BRMC have been up to since 2007′s Baby 81 and their self-released, instrumental effort The Effects of 333. And luckily, today the band announced two big news items: an upcoming live DVD (called, naturally, Live) out on November 10, 2009 in conjunction with Vagrant Records via Abstract Dragon, and the release of their fifth studio album in March 2010.

8 Sep 2009 | More

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club : Sentimentalist Magazine Interview

Here’s an excerpt from the BRMC feature that appears in Sentimentalist Magazine issue 25. For the full text, check out …Read the Rest

15 Jun 2007 | More

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Webster Hall, NYC 5.31.07 : Sentimentalist Magazine Review

  The true, exemplary “moment” of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s big, beautiful and bombastic return to New York came at …Read the Rest

31 May 2007 | 1 comment | More