That’s what Black Rebel Motorcycle Club brought to North Carolina last Friday night. And it was the epitome of what a good rock show should be. The band walked out on stage, greeted the crowd, and played for two straight hours of the most groove-heavy, loud, and perfectly executed live music with almost no pauses or needless chatter between songs. BRMC didn't need to anything special to connect with the audience and create a musical community other than the visceral, raw sharing of their craft with others. It was truly amazing.
Here are some photos from Friday night's show at Cat's Cradle in Carrboro, NC.
As you can see, the lighting was very simple and there were no crazy pyrotechnics or stage antics. It was raw, raucous - an immersive experience from three talented and experienced practitioners of the art of rock and roll. If you ever get the chance to see them again, I highly encourage it!