Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Synergy reviews and photos


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Home from our run of dates in Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Brazil and Cape Town. Thank you so much to everyone that came out to all the shows. It was amazing to get to play for all of you and we hope to come back soon. Here's some footage from the rehearsal room as we got ready to go.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club in SA

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club in SA

Friday, 25 November 2011 13:33
Peter Hayes lights a cigarette and fiddles it quietly between his index and middle finger. He looks past his sunglasses and past the smoke, gazing emptily at the sunny patio of the hotel’s pool-deck.
"I think it’s important, you know" the guitarist and singer breathes out. "To have a point in life, beyond yourself, beyond your own survival."
The members of the trio seem to float with a collective disassociation, searching for themselves amid the levels of emotional soundscapes. Their introspective sound is as nostalgic as it is effortless, born from desire to forget about loss and delve into the chaos of their unconscious.
The Black Rebel Motorcycle Club band spent six months in a small Philadelphia apartment creating their last album, Beat the Devil's Tattoo, growing accustomed to reading each other’s body language and developing their intuition; their connection is apparent in the fluidity of each track.
The members did admit to being quite reserved in public, "It takes a lot of attitude," bassist Robert Levon Been laughs, commenting on the band’s unexpected success "It’s like being a bird and having to fluff up your feathers to appear bigger than you are, but at the end of the day… you’re just playing chicken."


Saturday, November 26, 2011

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Baby 81 and American X: The Baby 81 Sessions are now available on vinyl for the first time ever. You can get exclusive clear and blue vinyl (Baby 81) and a limited edition picture disc (American X) as well as a special bundle from our Web Store. Get them before they're gone.


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

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Starting today, all accessories in our webstore are 25% off.


Monday, November 21, 2011

“666 Conducer” + “Six Barrel Shotgun” 11/18 Last Call with Carson Daly


Saturday, November 19, 2011

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We'll be featured on Last Call with Carson Daly tonight. He'll be airing "666 Conducer" - so check your local listings
Watch video clips from the Last Call with Carson Daly TV show on NBC, starring Carson Daly. View videos, photos & bios; Find out what's new and play online games on the official NBC website.


Friday, November 18, 2011

Full Rebels SWU Fest Concert Video !!!

this doesn't happen to often :)

enjoy !


BRMC Roar Into South Africa...interview with Leah

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The name Black Rebel Motorcycle Club doesn't exactly roll off the tongue. But it perfectly describes the rough and ready trio's down and dirty garage rock sound they've peddled since 2001.

Now they're bringing that in-your-face power to South Africa's Synergy Live festival.

"You never really know what to expect with a Black Rebel show," says drummer Leah Shapiro on the line from Los Angeles. "It's a festival so anything can happen but you're going to get a good rock 'n roll show," she promises.

Her excitement is obvious.

"I've never been down there and I have absolutely no idea what to expect," she continues. "I'm so blown away that we get to play music all over the world - we've been to China, we're about to play in South America, so it is a head trip that this is really happening. It doesn't feel real."

It's a feeling that echoes her call-up to the band three years ago - when drummer Nick Jago walked out weeks before a 2008 European tour, Peter Hayes and Robert Levon Been called up Shapiro. It was 1 April.

"I thought they were f***ing with me, but it turned out they weren't," laughs the drummer who has been playing since the age of 18.

"It's a little nerve wracking walking into a situation like that because people who have been working together for that long have a way of doing things so you have to be very careful at the beginning to try and find out what the dynamics are," she remembers.

"I tried not to think too much about the pressure and the stress because I knew I'd just end up psyching myself out and then you increase your odds of not doing so well. It's better just to walk into a situation with nerves of steel."

So within a month the former Raveonettes drummer had learned 30 BRMC songs and was ready to tour.

"We had about half a year where we were on the road to get to know each other and I could understand their playing styles and learn to communicate with telepathy as you have to do when you're in a band," Shapiro recalls.

But, three years down the line and having survived the trial by fire, she still freely admits to getting nervous before shows - and having luggage issues.

"I'm a really bad packer," she laughs, "and I always bring too much crap in general. I always end up with a gigantic suitcase full of stuff I absolutely do not need. And then if I end up in a book store along the way, I buy far too many books."

Not exactly a rock 'n roll stereotype. Neither is her attitude to partying on the road.

"We do occasionally, but to tell you the truth - it's going to sound a little bit boring - but you need to be a little careful with that stuff. It's easier to do when it's a one off - when we've got nothing to do the day after - but if there are five shows in a row and you go out and get sh*tfaced on the first night you're setting yourself up for a pretty rough week.

"But in South Africa, there's only one show so maybe we'll have a bit of fun afterwards," she says.

* Catch BRMC having a party onstage at Synergy Live Festival, 25 to 27 November, Boschendal Wine Estate, Franschhoek Valley, Western Cape. Tickets are available at


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

SWU Reviews and Photos


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Starting today and through the 21st of November - all women's items in our merch store are 25% off.


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Thanks to everyone that came out to SWU Fest in the rain for us. We had a great time and can't wait to come back to Brazil
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Festival SWU 2011 São Paulo Brasil


Monday, November 14, 2011

Maquinaria Festival Photos and Reviews


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Rock americano

“Los críticos de rock lo llamamos 'magia' cuando hemos perdido ya las palabras”. Simon Reynolds. El martes 8 de noviembre en Niceto (Buenos Aires) se presentó Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, siendo ésta su tercer visita a la Argentina.

Es difícil cuando aún quedan huellas físicas, cuando la sensación de aturdimiento perdura en el cuerpo. Es que los oriundos de San Francisco dieron un impiadoso show de dos horas y media, en el que repasaron su discografía que, en cuestiones de estilo, tiene su base en el rock americano (blues tocado por jóvenes que crecieron escuchando bandas inglesas de shoegaze y space rock, pero también new wave), country, góspel y soul.

El rock es un arma cálida. Y Peter Hayes (guitarra y voz), Robert Levon Been (bajo y voz) y Leah Shapiro (batería) lo saben y hacen uso de ello. El recorrido por su repertorio, que empezó con “Beat the devil’s tatoo” de su último disco homónimo, fue el primer disparo a un público que pone el pecho esperando el siguiente tiro. “Conscience killer”, “666 conducer” del genial Baby 81, al igual que “Berlin”, abrieron la noche.

“It’s good to be back”, saludó Hayes al inicio, algo tímido y con una sonrisa. Hayes le da a la guitarra allí, en ese lugar que pega en el centro de su público, mientras la coloca en posición de escopeta. La distorsión en los rasguidos y riffs de Levon Been provocan zumbidos en los oídos que durarán una semana en los presentes. Shapiro, le da a la batería sin descanso, tema tras tema, dejándolo todo aún cuando parece que está al borde del desmayo.

Con pocas intervenciones y canciones cantadas tanto por Hayes como por Levon Been, Niceto explotó durante “Whatever happend to my rock and roll” y recibió aplausos y gritos desde los primeros acordes de “Ain’t no easy way”.

Para los bises, Hayes subió solo a un escenario con luces tenues, para tocar una canción compuesta por su padre, fallecido recientemente, seguido por Levon Been, que tocó “ Weight of the world”.

Con la banda completa, sonaron “Shadow’s keeper” y “Open invitation”, una invitación sicodélica para dejar Niceto, hipnotizados, aturdidos y obnubilados por aquella magia que puede lograr el encuentro de tres personas que entienden de rock sobre un escenario.


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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Baby 81 LP and American X: The Baby 81 Sessions to be released on Vinyl for the First Time

On Black Friday (November 25th, 2011) – both Baby 81 and American X: The Baby 81 Sessions will be available on vinyl for the first time ever both in stores and from the official web-store. There is no pre-order for this.

Baby 81 will be pressed on heavyweight vinyl and will come in a double gatefold package and will also have an alternate version of “Am I Only” as well as a remix of “666 Conducer.” It will be available on both clear vinyl and blue recycled vinyl (web-store only) and standard black vinyl (retail only).

American X: The Baby 81 sessions will be pressed on heavyweight vinyl in a single sleeve and will feature a remix of “Not What You Wanted”. The package will include a special poster insert featuring never before seen photos and complete lyrics to the release and will be pressed on a limited edition double sided picture disc (web-store only).

We will also have a limited edition collectors package available that includes both albums, a new t-shirt and a Skull & Pistons Logo scratch mat. The collectors package is exclusive to the official web-store.

We’re very excited to finally release both of these albums on vinyl and plan on re-issuing all the previous albums and b-sides sessions on vinyl over the course of the next year!


Friday, November 11, 2011

more Niceto Shows reviews and photos

Rolling Stone Argentina Review and Photos of Nov. 8:

Cobertura Review of Nov. 8th:

MuchMusic Photos and Review of Nov. 9th:

Rebels BRMC en Español Review of Both Nights:

Wasabi Fashion Kult Photos and Review of Both Nights:

El Acople Review of Both Nights:

Photos by Maggie Sciarra of Nov. 9th:

Julieta La Torre


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Ibero Fest continued...and Niceto Club

from Michele:

I know some of these have been posted on other threads or may appear on our "news" section of our site and the photos will always be in the "New Photos" area, but I wanted to make a thread for all the press (interviews, reviews, articles and pictures) from this month. Feel free to add!


Ibero Fest Photos and Review at Me Hace Ruido:

Ibero Fest Photos by Mariel Photography:

Ibero Fest Photos by Toni François:

Ibero Fest Photo by Oz Villanueva:

Filter Mexico Ibero Fest Review and Photos:

Photos by Rodrigo Jardon:

Photos by Enrique de la Cruz:

MuchMusic Interview:

Rolling Stone (MX)


Jedbangers Parts 1 / 2:


Cuero Caliente:

Tiempo Argentino:

Los InRockupitables:

El Argentino:

Niceto Club Facebook Photos:

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Stop @Niceto Club


Radio Performance in Argentina

BRMC recently performed at a radio station in Argentina. You can listen to it here.


Harley-Davidson Sweepstakes

Harley-Davidson is giving you the chance to win a trip to California to see BRMC play in their Harley-Davidson – VIP Concert Sweepstakes.
The grand-prize winner will receive a $5,000 trip to San Diego for a VIP experience with the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club band including the chance to see them in concert on December 1, 2011. The winner will also receive a Harley-Davidson motorcycle rental for a day or the chance to attend a Rider’s Edge course.

Entry into Harley-Davidson’s VIP Concert Sweepstakes is open to US residents who are members of the military above the age of 18. Enter once before November 15, 2011.

Enter the sweepstakes here.


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

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Our web store is going to be running sales through the end of this month - starting today with men's t-shirts - check them out


Monday, November 7, 2011

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Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (Official Page) 
Thanks to everyone that came out in Mexico City the other night. Thank you for having us back! We're in Buenos Aires - two shows here starting tomorrow night! We'll be on the radio here at 6pm local time for an interview and few songs - you can stream it -


BRMC @ Ibero Fest

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club @ Cabina A | Ibero 90.9 Facebook


Meet & Greet: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club | Ibero 90.9 Facebook

by Toni François ~ November 6th, 2011

BRMC , 5 de noviembre de 2011, Iberofest, México DF