The Cult, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club & Zola Jesus played The Rooftop at Pier 17 (pics, setlists, video)
Three generations of goth-adjacent artists -- The Cult, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Zola Jesus -- are on the road together as an appealing triple bill. The "We Own the Night" tour hit NYC on Wednesday (7/20) at The Rooftop at Pier 17. For an outdoor show during a heatwave, there was a lot of leather on stage. Photos from the night by Ryan Muir are in this post.
The Cult have a new album, Under the Midnight Sun, out this October, and they played recent single "Give Me Mercy" mid-set, but kept things mostly to classics like "Fire Woman," "Wild Flower," "She Sells Sanctuary," "Rain," and "Love Removal Machine." Ian Astbury remains a feisty, fiery frontman -- he jumped in the crowd at their DC show earlier in the week to break up a fight -- and chided the Pier 17 crowd at one point for not showing enough energy. He can still wail, too.
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club were not promoting a new album (their latest is 2018's Wrong Creatures) and stayed lean and mean with fuzzy, bluesy singles including "Spread Your Love," "Beat the Devil's Tattoo," "Spread Your Love," "Whatever Happened to My Rock 'n' Roll," their cover of "Let the Day Begin" by The Call (whose singer, Michael Been is the father of BRMC's Robert Levon Been), and more. The band have been reissuing their albums on vinyl recently and you can pick up our exclusive translucent green vinyl pressing of Howl (limited to 500 copies) and other BMRC vinyl in the BV shop.
Zola Jesus just released her sixth album, Arkhon, earlier this year, and played three songs off it during her short set, that also included "Soak," "Witness," "Night" and "Exhumed."
You can check out Pier 17 setlists for The Cult, BMRC and Zola Jesus, and video, below.
SETLIST: The Cult @ The Rooftop at Pier 17 7/20/2022
Sweet Soul Sister
Edie (Ciao Baby)
Give Me Mercy
She Sells Sanctuary
New York City
Love Removal Machine
SETLIST: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club @ The Rooftop at Pier 17 7/20/2022
Beat the Devil's Tattoo
Let the Day Begin
Red Eyes and Tears
Six Barrel Shotgun
Shuffle Your Feet
Hate the Taste
Spread Your Love
Whatever Happened to My Rock 'n' Roll (Punk Song)
SETLIST: Zola Jesus @ The Rooftop at Pier 17 7/20/2022