KEXP at SXSW, Day 3: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

photos by Jim Bennett

photos by Jim Bennett

California’s Black Rebel Motorcycle Club are the ultimate biker gang of good old fashion psych n’ roll, tearing up the streets of the world one sinister album at a time. With the release of their fifth album and first full-length on their very own label, Abstract Dragon, Beat the Devil’s Tattoo proves the trio (drummer Leah Shapiro joined the lineup) is just as sin-filled as they’ve ever been in their 12 music-making years. Southern gothic to the core, the crew’s new vision and lineup is a mash-up of their past ballad-filled albums, oozing potent sexual energy and an untamable desire for something more.

BMRC packed the Gibson Showroom in Austin on the final day of our broadcast live from SXSW for a set of stripped down songs, mostly from the new album. It was a softer side of the band, but no less potent!

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