Lightning 100 & Miller Made Music Presents
Black Rebel Motorcycle ClubPop/Rock
While last month’s Specter at the Feast may not be as idiosyncratic or raw as some of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s prior releases — say, Howl or Beat the Devil’s Tattoo, for instance — it’s certainly more inspired. Literally, that is, it’s more inspired. Bassist Robert Been’s father — Michael Been, frontman of ’80s rock outfit The Call — served as BRMC’s sound engineer and sometime producer, but in 2010, the senior Been died backstage at the Pukkelpop festival in Hasselt, Belgium. The loss was said to have deeply affected the classic-rock-cribbing power trio. And indeed, it seems as though Michael Been himself is the specter at this feast: BRMC covered The Call’s “Let the Day Begin” for Specter, and it’s easily among the most interesting of the album’s 15 tracks. Tonight they’ll be joined by excellent Mississippi garage-rock youngsters Bass Drum of Death, as well as Dallas mega-youngsters — as in, they’re all teenagers — Plowboy.
Wed, May 1 | 9:00 PM
The Cannery Ballroom
18 and over