Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Death From Above 1979 are two bands that have a long history of inner turmoil keeping them away from the spotlight and are strangely both the perfect fit for co-headlining a tour together yet the most unlikely at the same time. While DFA1979's members broke up over creative differences in 2006 and have since reunited and toured sporadically over the last few years, BRMC has had to deal with a series of health issues and tragedy that has kept them off the road. In 2010, Michael Been, who was not only father to BRMC bassist Robert Been, but also served as sound man and roadie to the band collapsed from a heart attack after a show and passed away. The passing set the tone for the bands next release, 2013's darker more subdued, Specter At The Feast which the band toured relentlessly in support of. During that tour drummer Leah Shapiro began to suffer with what she has described as a "weird way that her coordination was not working as it normally did" and having sensitivity to lights and sound. She was later diagnosed with Chiari malformations which effects areas of your cerebellum that controls balance and coordination and the only fix would be surgery that would mean opening up her skull. After surgery she then worked with her surgeon on rehabilitating herself and essentially starting at square one with her drumming. Being in a rock band that is known for their loudness meant that some adjusting to both her drumming style and how the band performed overall. Both Shapiro and the band have come back from a very challenging place over the last few years and have begun working on new material that will hopefully get a preview of this Wednesday at Stubbs. The band has also teased that they have recently been rehearsing "U.S Government" and what song would be a better battle cry just days before this years presidential election.
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Death From Above 1979
with Deap Valley
Wednesday November 2nd at Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheater
Doors at 6:00pm - [TICKETS]