BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB + NIGHT BEATS @ THE FONDA THEATRE
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, better known to most music aficionados as BRMC, brought their US tour home Saturday night to the sold out Fonda Theatre. Vocalist/guitarist/chain-smoking/slicker-than-slick Peter Hayes along side his co-founder vocalist/bassist/keyboards/always-chill-vibing Robert Levon Been and stoic badass drummer Leah Shapiro delivered what they do and know best – rock n’ roll with their special brand of twists and dark turns.
But before the trio took the stage, Night Beats lured everyone from the lobby out to the floor. They are still riding high with Who Sold My Generation and they even had the bartenders in the back rocking out. Of course, since Been had a little something to do with the album, he took the stage with them on “Egypt Berry” and “Vultures.”
The time had finally come. Some shadowy figures sauntered onto the stage to take their positions and the first chords of “Spook” from BRMC’s latest baby Wrong Creatures had our hearts pumping, especially diehard fans-most of whom traveled far, including one loyal one from Japan-who set up shop at the rail to soak in as much BRMC gritty goodness as they possibly could. The evening ended with Been casually tossing his beautiful leather jacket out to a fan. The smoke then cleared.
Little Thing Gone Wild
King of Bones
Beat the Devil’s Tattoo
Ain’t No Easy Way
Question of Faith
Carried From the Start
Let the Day Begin (The Call cover)
Six Barrel Shotgun
Spread Your Love
Red Eyes and Tears
Whatever Happened to My Rock ‘n’ Roll (Punk Song)