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BRMC featured in trailers for The Counselor and Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag

Last month, there was some excitement because BRMC’s song “Sell It” is in a trailer for the film The Counselor, which comes out this week. Here’s the trailer and a short synopsis:

Movie: The Counselor
Genres: Crime, Drama And Thriller
Director: Ridley Scott
Stars: Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Cameron Diaz, Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem
Writer: Cormac McCarthy,
Runtime: 111 min
Release Date: 25 October 2013.

Synopsis:
This is a David and Goliath story of one veterinarian’s battle to protect her patients (tigers, lions and even house cats) from big corporations, with their big corporate money, that will shamelessly do anything to animals to increase their bottom line. She starts a grassroots movement that is fueled by passion, but appears to be losing the battle. Then, unexpectedly, she realizes that the corporations accidentally left her a giant loophole. In a scramble to take advantage of this unforeseen gift, she leads the crusade passing legislation protecting animals from de-clawing in seven cities in just six weeks.

A little bit earlier in September, PC Gamer and Tech 2 posted about BRMC’s song “Hate The Taste” playing in Ubisoft’s trailer for multiplayer in the new Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag game (release date 10.29.2013 on XBOX 360/Ps3/Wii U and Day 1 for whenever PS4 and XBox One). Phil Savage of PC Gamer writes “This multiplayer trailer is packed full of violence. And also the band Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, for some inexplicable reason.”  Shunal Doke of Tech 2 writes: “The trailer is comprised entirely of gameplay footage taken from cinematic angles with the song I Hate the Taste by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club playing in the background.” Well, close enough. This Assassin’s Creed game is very pirate-themed, so appropriate for BRMC’s music.

Lady Luck Shines on the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Los Angeles-based independent rock band Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (BRMC) is widely considered as one of the most dynamic live bands of the past decade. Guitarist Peter Hayes, bassist Robert Levon Been, and drummer Leah Shapiro have created a wide-ranging music catalogue that reflects their tireless dedication to their craft. More than 12 years since its inception, BRMC has struck it big in today’s independent artist-driven musical landscape.

Another case of striking it big happened on May 2013, when Eleanor Duckitt – a 66-year-old care worker from Cayton, England – won half-a-million pounds from the National Lottery’s Thunderball draw. The www.lottery.net article revealed that the mother of three and grandma of six plans on treating her family to a long holiday in celebration of her good fortune. Incidentally, some of her grandchildren are also fans of BRMC, and they might be keen on attending a gig sometime during their travels.

Rock stars, for the most part, have a well-earned reputation for hedonism and excess. Indeed, it can be very tempting to squander half-a-million pounds on frivolous possessions. BRMC isn’t really concerned with living up to the “sex, drugs, and rock n’ roll” stereotype; they are a serious band with a serious commitment to their supporters. BRMC continues to surprise fans across the globe – Belgium, New Zealand, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and even as far as China – with versatile sets that showcase their sonic range. It’s not uncommon to hear heavy stompers such as “Whatever Happened to My Rock n’ Roll”, “Spread Your Love,” and “Berlin” alongside softer slow burners like “Mercy” and “Fire Walker”.

Several BRMC songs have been featured in movies, TV series, commercials, and video games. You may have chanced upon their songs in pilot episodes of highly acclaimed TV series Sons of Anarchy (“Stop”) and Bates Motel (“Rival”), or dark satirical comedies Southland Tales (“Howl”) and God Bless America (“Beat the Devil’s Tattoo”). In spite of their considerable success, it is clear that BRMC doesn’t plan on ever selling out in exchange for the trappings of fame. You get the feeling that even if they win millions of pounds (or dollars) from the lottery, their prime objective will remain unchanged: to keep playing music that will leave their fans fist pumping, smiling, and singing along throughout the night.

3Hundred Bandung Ticket Info

3Hundred has a special site with ticket  information for the Indonesian dates:

Tickets sale starts on October 8th, 2013 at 10 AM (GMT + 7)

TICKET PRICE

EARLY BIRD Rp. 380.000,- (on sale 8 – 20 October 2013)

PRESALE Rp. 450.000,- (on sale 21 October – 20 November 2013)
NORMAL Rp. 525.000,- (on sale 21 November – 1 December 2013)

WHERE TO BUY TICKETS

BANDUNG

OMUNIUUM Jl. Ciumbuleuit 151 B Lantai 2 Bandung 40141 ph. 022-2038279 | 087821836088 FFWD RECORDS Jl. Setiabudi 56 Bandung ph. 022-2032740

JAKARTA

LAWLESS JAKARTA Jl. Kemang Selatan 8 No.67K 12730 ph. 021-7192871

BRMC Sound check jam from The Observatory 6-2-13

BRMC played a 17 minute jam at the soundcheck before the Observatory show in June, here’s my video of it. If it’s any indication on the sound of the next album, we are definitely in for a treat.

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