Leather-clad, boot-stomping bad-assery is an unmistakable hallmark of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. For 12 years, theyve cultivated a distinctly dominant career in the lo-fi rock arenaalthough recent work like 2008s The Effects of 333 traded some of their cigarette-fueled swagger for something more dreary and ethereal. Luckily, founding members Peter Hayes and Robert Levon Been resume their rugged ride down the highway to hell with their latest album, Beat the Devils Tattoo (released March 8 on Abstract Dragon). Its their first record with drummer Leah Shapiro (former touring drummer of the Raveonettes). This week, the band pulls into House of Blues armed with their time-tested brand of down and dirty psychedelics, accented by the darker side of folk.
Tue., March 16, 8 p.m., 2010