BRMC France interview with Rob

Our friends who run Windows – Black Rebel Motorcycle Club France did an interview with Rob of BRMC:

Nous avons posé quelques questions à Robert Levon Been avant le concert de BRMC à Nancy : on vous prévient, l’interview est un peu longue !
Version française : http://bit.ly/2zvoADJ
Version anglaise : http://bit.ly/2zZg7Ih

English Translation from Facebook:

We asked a few questions to Robert Levon Been before the show in Nancy! (The interview is a bit long.)
English version: http://bit.ly/2zZg7Ih
French Version: http://bit.ly/2zvoADJ

Leah Shapiro featured in Deirdre O’Callaghan’s book ‘The Drum Thing’

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Leah Shapiro featured in Deirdre O’ Callaghan’s book ‘The Drum Thing’

Leah was featured in Deirdre O Callaghan‘s book called, Drum Thing, which showcases the stories behind the backbeat. Get a copy of the book on Amazon.com! http://amzn.to/2gD139w

BRMC’s end of tour Thank You

BRMC’s tour with Death From Above 1979 and Deap Vally ended in Boston on Saturday night and they left us with this photo from DigBoston and some parting words:

Thank you to everyone who came out strong and supported us on tour with our friends ‘Death From Above’ and ‘Deap Vally’. It was sad to say goodbye, but we’ve got a new record to finish tracking…

 Shot at House of Blues on Saturday, November 12, 2016. All Rights Reserved / © Tim Bugbee

Shot at House of Blues on Saturday, November 12, 2016. All Rights Reserved / © Tim Bugbee

BRMC posted a video of their cover of “Chelsea Hotel No 2” by Leonard Cohen, who had passed away at 82. It was from The Fillmore in Silver Spring, MD on Friday, November 11, 2016:

After the New York show on November 8th, BRMC also posted a brief commentary on the election:

Before taking the stage in New York on November 8th, tensions were high but still hopes were higher. We played as if there was no tomorrow, as we always do. When we walked off stage however, we found a country shattered and its people torn apart.

There are no adequate words right now, and even though life may appear to be going on as business as usual, beware of the normalization of this election in the days and months ahead. Right-wing movements are gaining unimagined momentum all over the globe, and we are now at the front lines.

Do not refill your prescriptions, do not tune out, do not move to Canada just yet, and don’t think it’s enough tweeting and re-posting all your thoughts/frustrations to friends and family.

This is real. We brought it on ourselves, it’s now our responsibility to oppose right-wing populist movements here and everywhere.

-RLB

BRMC thanks fans at South American shows

We want to thank everyone who came out to the South American shows, there’s nothing like taking the stage down there, the feeling still resonating at a furiousvolume in my skull even now. Some sounds bite, and others tune you in to the heavy soul resonator. It’s still got teeth and it can kick, but it takes you where you need to go with all your fingers and toes.
We wish we could stay for longer, but we gotta get back to finish recording the next half of this album…
Sorry again for destroying the stage at the end of the show in Santiago, it was out of necessity though, no one else deserves you, and you know it.

Love BRMC-

Spanish translation thanks to Maria Aravena Guerra via BRMC en español  -Fanpage Facebook group:

Queremos dar las gracias a todos los que vinieron a los shows de América del sur, no hay nada como tomar el escenario allá abajo, la sensación sigue resonando a un volumen furioso en mi cráneo, incluso hasta ahora . Algunos sonidos muerden y otros te llevan a conectarte con las profundidades más pesadas del alma. De igual forma tiene dientes y puede patear, pero te lleva donde necesitas llegar con todos tus manos y pies.

 Desearíamos poder habernos quedado más tiempo, pero tenemos que volver a terminar la grabación de la segunda mitad de este álbum.

Lo siento otra vez por destruir el escenario al final del show en Santiago, era innecessario, nadie más te merece, y lo sabes.

Con amor Brmc –

BRMC @ Blondie in Santiago, Chile 23-03-2016

Thanks to Minimo de memoria, you can watch most of the BRMC concert in Chile on their YouTube channel!  They are also on Facebook.

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There are plenty of photos, including the featured image at Blondie from Ciclo SUENA by Claudia Jaime. A site called Parlante has a review and photos from that show also.

Manuel Pizarro also posted some amazing shots (including these backstage photos) by Agustín Dusserre (gracias Agus)!!

Pablos Mekler also posted a set of photos from Niceto in Argentina on Facebook.

There are some great videos popping up including some from Buenos Aires, a street performance of “The Line” by Robert Levon Been from Ariel Solernó:

Another street performance video of “Sympathetic Noose” from Ale Rivas:

Here’s “Love Burns” from Niceto Club in Buenos Aires by Dreamstates TV:

“Six Barrel Shotgun” from Niceto by NADA AMAS QUE ROCK:

Videos/Photos from BRMC’s São Paulo/Buenos Aires shows

A huge amount of photos, videos, and reviews have turned up from BRMC’s shows in São Paulo and Buenos Aires. Here’s a few notable ones:

 

 

 

 

Niceto Photos/Reviews

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club en Niceto: inmensamente negro

Fotos: Tomás Correa Arce

Fotos por Camila Senia

Fotos por Camila Senia

 

BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB
18/03/2016 – House of Vans (Casa das Caldeiras) – São Paulo

SET LIST: 1. Beat the Devil’s Tattoo / 2. Let the Day Begin / 3. Rival / 4. Ain’t No Easy Way / 5. Berlin / 6. Returning / 7. American X / 8. Red Eyes and Tears / 9. Salvation / 10. Shuffle Your Feet / 11. Weapon of Choice / 12. Six Barrel Shotgun / 13. Awake / 14. Weight of the World / 15. Lose Yourself / 16. Conscience Killer / 17. Spread Your Love / 18. Whatever Happened to My Rock ‘n’ Roll (Punk Song).

Foto: Marcelo Mug/Vans

Foto: Marcelo Mug/Vans

"BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB" 18/03/2016 - House of Vans (Casa das Caldeiras)

Fotos: Edi Fortini

Someone named Daniel Diniz de Rezende actually recorded the whole show in São Paulo. Thanks Daniel for being awesome!

“Conscience Killer” from BRMC’s live DVD/CD “Live In Paris”

Yesterday marked 3 years since the release of “Specter at the Feast” and the first show of the South American dates at House of Vans in São Paulo, Brazil. There are a number of videos and photos already posted online. Many more are posted on this site’s Facebook page, plus links to many new interviews (in Spanish and Portuguese) are added to the Interview page.

Also, you can view a clip of “Conscience Killer” from “Live in Paris” below:

BRMC at Education Through Music LA fundraiser

ETMLAOver the weekend, BRMC played an acoustic version of “Ain’t No Easy Way” at a benefit for Education Through Music Los Angeles, here’s an excerpt of the Press Release on the ETMLA website:

Press Release: A Musical Benefit Celebrating ETM-LA’s 10th Anniversary
November 25, 2015
A Musical Benefit Honoring Paramount Pictures’ President of Worldwide Music and Publishing, Randy Spendlove, and Veteran Teacher Asuncion Ojeda

LOS ANGELES – November 19, 2015 – Sunday, December 6th, 2015 will be a note-worthy evening as Education Through Music-Los Angeles (ETM-LA) hosts its 10th Anniversary Benefit Gala. Supporters from the music and film community will gather to honor Paramount Pictures’ President of Worldwide Music & Publishing, Randy Spendlove, and Music Teacher (Los Angeles Unified School District) Asuncion Ojeda at the Skirball Cultural Center.

Honorary chairs of the gala include music education champions and celebrities such as Ellie Kemper, Ed Helms, Common, who will present the award to Spendlove, Imagine Dragons, John Debney, Mayor Eric Garcetti, Michael Giacchino, Rickey Minor, along with other community leaders.

Special presenters and performers featured include Gala Host Eric McCormack (Actor/Will and Grace), En Vogue, Grammy Award-Winning Artist Michelle Branch, Goo Goo Dolls’ John Rzeznik, and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.

Students from Education Through Music-LA Partner Schools in Los Angeles, Compton, Burbank and Pasadena Unified will perform the Academy Award® and Golden Globe-winning song “Glory” from Paramount Pictures’ Academy Award®-nominated film Selma. Proceeds from the event will benefit ETM-LA, a nonprofit organization which promotes the integration of music into the core curriculum of low-income area schools for every child. Celebrating their 10th year, ETM-LA has grown from serving two schools and 800 children to 20 schools reaching approximately 10,000 children. This benefit will raise needed support for music teachers and instruments in disadvantaged schools across Los Angeles. Each year, ETM-LA lauds two Shining Star Honorees whose contributions through music have changed our lives.

BRMC also posted these images on Twitter:

Monster Children 49 photos by Tessa Angus

BRMC has posted these images from the Monster Children Annual Issue 49 that they are featured in on their Facebook page, photos by Tessa Angus:

UPDATE: Visit this page for a PDF scan of the feature.

Pre-Order Monster Children issue #49 Annual

The Monster Children issue #49 Annual is available for pre-order in the US on their website:

monster-children-brmc-issue-49ISSUE #49 – THE ANNUAL

$15.00 USD

For the first time ever we’ve combined the Photo Annual issue with our December issue of Monster Children, creating what we’ve so creatively labeled ‘The Annual’.

In this issue #49 / Photo Annual hybrid you will find:

  • All the finalists and winners from the 2015 Monster Children Photo Competition
  • Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
  • Greg Hunt
  • Japan with Todd Glasser and Kelly Slater
  • Sean Pablo
  • Double the amount of Page 33 greatness

And a ton more! Pre-order now to get your copy before anyone else does.

Ships the week of 11/23

Monster Children Annual launch in Australia

There’s a nice Tessa Angus photo in this invite!

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Line your underwear with newspaper and strap on your party helmet because it’s time for our biggest, baddest, most beeriest shindig of the year. Join us for the launch of The Monster Children Annual, aka ‘Issue 49.’ We’ll be announcing all the winners from the 2015 Photo Competition and giving away $25k in cash to the winners! Twenty-five-thousand-dollars! That’s some serious shekels. Wow.

What: Biggest MC blow out of the year!
When: November 19th, from 6:30pm – 10:00pm.
Where: Carriageworks (Bay 25). 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh NSW 2015

RSVP essential – rsvp@monsterchildren.com

Thanks to all our sponsors for their continued support – BulleitPatagoniaLevi’sThe Standard and Corona.

 

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