Monday, May 7, 2018

ROCK ‘N’ ROLL COMES TO WHITE EAGLE HALL

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

with Pete International Airport

WHEN: Friday, May 11, Doors 8pm / Show 9pm
WHERE:
White Eagle Hall, 337 Newark Avenue, Jersey City
TICKETS: $35

For 15 years, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club has carried the torch for true rock and roll. The latest edition of the firebrand rock troupe, sees them at their most dynamic. Their sixth studio album, Specter at the Feast, ventures into diverse sonic territory, delivering their most ambitious offering yet. It's an album of impossible dichotomies; opposing sounds amalgamate into a seamless, entirely coherent package, that rumbles with driving rhythms, and soars with skyward-arcing guitar howls. Robert Been delivers growling bass grooves on "Hate the Taste," and Peter Hayes' guitar wails on what may be their most hard-rocking song, "Rival." Counterbalancing these frenetic outbursts are moments of star-gazing ambient textures, like the crystalline harmonics introducing the slinking album opener, "Fire Walker," and the organ drones of "Returning." There are moments of down-home blues paired alongside flailing punk bombasticism; gnarled dark rock shores upon uplifting, and optimistic anthems. Taking cues from all points of the band's many years on the road, this record is the band's most well-realized album to date. "We thought about making it a double album," Been says of the many songs that were written for the record.

Pete International Airport is the brain-child of Peter G. Holmström. It's name is borrowed from a song title by his other band, The Dandy Warhols. Pete International Airport's new album, Safer With The Wolves ..., is a meticulously crafted psyche rock journey into the dark heart of electronica. The album's eleven tracks feature guest singers from like-minded allies such as The Black Angels, Daydream Machine, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Dark Horses, and Hopewell.

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club has partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket goes to War Child to support children and families in communities affected by war throughout the world.

Rival Sons 
with Welles and MoTHER

WHEN: Sunday, May 13, Doors 7pm / Show 8pm
WHERE:
White Eagle Hall, 337 Newark Avenue, Jersey City
TICKETS: $20

Released in 2014 via Earache Records, Great Western Valkyrie puts Rival Sons freewheeling fuzz and improvisational stage ethos to wax and cements their position as America's next great rock'n'roll band. With a "conscious decision for this band to be just what it is," (Jay Buchanan) this album is more cohesive than any Rival Sons album before. "Sunkissed psychedelia and irresistible hooks, with the band's soul, funk and blues influences thrust joyously to the fore ... If you thrilled to the Black Keys' El Camino, it's time to meet your new favourite band," says The Guardian.

Basement and Citizen
with Pronoun, Souvenirs

WHEN: Friday, May 18, Doors 6:30pm / Show 7:30pm
WHERE:
White Eagle Hall, 337 Newark Avenue, Jersey City
TICKETS: $20

English rock band Basement, formed in Ipswich in 2009, recently came back from an extended hiatus with their newest album, Promise Everything. After signing to major label Fueled by Ramen, Basement recently toured with post-hardcore band Thursday last year. Citizen have emerged as one of the most promising young bands in the alternative underground today. In 2013, Citizen entered Studio 4 with producer Will Yip to record Youth, their debut full-length. From the first note of album opener "Roam The Room," the fuzzy, guitar-driven rock songs bleed emotion straight through to closer "Drawn Out." Their latest release is As You Please (Run for Cover Records).