Noise Pop: The grave humor of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Words by Lily Moayeri From now until the start of Noise Pop, we'll be profiling some of our favorite artists playing the festival this year. Today, we check back in with Bay Area natives Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. “A couple of weeks ago I was in a store and I saw a T-shirt from Day on the Green 1991,” says Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s bassist/vocalist Robert Levon Been. “That was the first big festival concert I had ever been to, my first experience with arena level stuff: Metallica, Queensrÿche, Soundgarden, and Faith No More. The T-shirt has a dragon and [...]

Photos: Death from Above 1979 and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club double down at The Masonic

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (photo: Ian Young) A double bill of masterful rock proportions featuring a return home from Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Death from Above 1979 shared the bill at The Masonic last Saturday night, October 22, 2016. Both bands were in fine form and have been doing what they do for so long now that it's impossible to deny the talent and punk energy of both bands. Check out the incredible gallery of both of them below by our photographer Ian Young.

Interview: BRMC's Robert Levon Been joins his father's bandmates to bring back The Call

Seminal ‘80s Santa Cruz rockers The Call disbanded in 2000 when frontman-bassist Michael Been decided to focus his energy on his son’s fledgling career. So in a roundabout way, Robert Levon Been is returning the gesture, when he briefly steps away from the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club for two shows this week to join his father’s bandmates and bring The Call back to life – or so it would seem. But the younger Been, who performs with The Call Thursday at Slim’s and again in Los Angeles the following night, before BRMC’s sold-out show at the Fillmore on April 22, [...]

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