By Janee Law
Rock band Black Rebel Motorcycle Club plans to bring a memorable performance to The Paramount on Nov. 9, as they take over the stage to excited audience with fan favorites and new songs.
Bassist of the San Francisco-bred band, Robert Levon Been, said BRMC hopes the show will be a memorable, rock and roll show for the Huntington village audience.
BRMC formed in 1998 as a three-piece with Peter Hayes on vocals and guitar; Been on vocals, bass and guitar; and Leah Shapiro on drums.
Been said the band has been serious ever since forming, and has went on to release seven albums over its 18 years existence.
“It was right off the bat, we were pretty serious about it, maybe a little more than we expected to be,” he said. “The first time we played together it was pretty unnerving, there was something there that was special and not something to be careless with.”
With major influences like The Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Verve, The Rolling Stones, T. Rex and The Velvet Underground, BRMC first brought its guitar-driven sound to store shelves in 2001, when it released its debut album, “BRMC.” The band followed it up in 2005 with “Howl,” and most recently released “Specter at the Feast” in 2013.
At The Paramount, BRMC plans to perform songs from its entire discography, but Been said the setlist is subject to change by the time the band steps on stage.
“We have a couple of new songs and, beyond that, we try to play a little bit from each record,” he added. “We do our best to make everyone happy.”
Been said he hopes BRMC will be able to share a special night with the audience.
“I enjoy getting to share a feeling or express something that’s in you with other people,” he said.
“It’s so rare to be able to do that, and to be part of that.” The Paramount performance will also feature Death from Above 1979 and special guest Deap Vally.
Been said “a lot of bands kind of do their thing but DFA is really authentically alive.
He added, “It’s really fun it keeps you on your toes and both of us are pulling off better shows then we would if we weren’t playing together because it’s a healthy competition.”
Death from Above 1979 are a Canadian rock duo from Toronto, Ontario. The group consists of Sebastien Grainger on vocals, drums, and percussion; and Jesse F. Keeler on bass guitar, keyboards, and backing vocals.
The night of rock performances is slated to begin at 8 p.m., and doors open an hour beforehand. Tickets are available at the box office, or at Paramountny.com for $15-$70.