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Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.
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July 4, 2013 Hear the band perform a stripped-down session, recorded at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee.
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Black Rebel Motorcycle Club's "Beat the Devil's Tattoo" is both threatening and enticing: At times, it seems to endanger the listener's mortal soul.
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March 17, 2010 "Beat the Devil's Tattoo" finds a subtle, down-tempo side of BRMC's style. Taking a cue from The Velvet Underground, the song opens with the bare twang and drone of an acoustic guitar and the steady jangle of a tambourine. The crunch of electric guitar arrives almost as an afterthought, giving weight to singer-guitarist Peter Hayes' sneering remark that "everyone is king when there's no one left to pawn."
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September 10, 2007 On Howl, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club's members re-imagine themselves as a blues and country band and strip away the guitar noise heard on past records. Hear a performance from the secret Bumbershoot Festival stage, recorded by KEXP with commentary by Cheryl Waters.
August 9, 2007 Upon first listen, the swaggering rock of the band's new Baby 81 stands in stark contrast to the rootsy folk-rock of the record that preceded it. Still, closer examination reveals that the driving riffs often mask an acoustic core. Hear an interview and in-studio performance.
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February 20, 2006 Black Rebel Motorcycle Club brings a soulful mix of roots rock, country, gospel and blues to Washington, DC's 9:30 Club for a night of music. Hear the band's full concert, recorded live. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club is on tour to promote its latest CD, Howl.
January 12, 2006 Black Rebel Motorcycle Club's new album, Howl, unveils a new blues, country and gospel-inspired sound. The mostly acoustic songs on the record, tinged with Americana, are an intriguing departure from the California band's trademark dirty rock sound.
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October 5, 2005 New music from Paul McCartney; A revival for folk artist Vashti Bunyan; New Brit pop from Supergrass; The howl of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club; A lovely night with singer Richard Swift; Brothers and sisters: The Magic Numbers; Master sitar player Anoushka Shankar; Quirky, atmospheric pop from Laura Veirs; A new collection of songs by Iggy Pop.
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