By Kayleen Fulton
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
House of Blues, San Diego
April 23, 2013
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club began in 1998, which would put their most loyal fans in their mid-thirties, and damn it if those thirty-year-olds didn’t remember what a great crowd was like at the House of Blues this past Tuesday. The band drew a crowd of good-natured people (Strangers hugging strangers at the end of songs? What a great site…) of all different age groups and played a diverse set list composed of old songs from their Howl era and songs from their brand spankin’ new album Specter at the Feast. Songs alternated between ambient psychedelics like “Fire Walker” and old favorites like “Ain’t No Easy Way” and the three members were just as enthusiastic as the audience, who were dancing and singing along. I have to say, it’s difficult to play a psychedelic song right, especially in a bigger venue like the House of Blues; but Robert Levon Been executed his slower songs absolutely beautifully and captivated the entire audience with his clean sound.
I wouldn’t recommend passing this band up when they come back through San Diego!