San Francisco noise rockers Black Rebel Motorcycle Club celebrate their 20th anniversary this year, which they began with the release of their eighth studio album, Wrong Creatures. The trio of founding members Robert Levon Been and Peter Hayes, who co-front the band, and drummer Leah Shapiro (who joined in 2008 after the departure of original drummer Nick Jago) may have been at it for two decades now, but they’ve never compromised on their distinctive sound – or on their lengthy, intense shows. Monday night at the 9:30 Club was no exception, with the band doing a two-and-a-half-hour-long strobe light- and fog machine-fueled set.
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