Black Box Revelation

Brussels, Belgium may not be known for producing great rock and roll bands, but don’t tell that to 22-year-old Jan Paternoster nor his 20-year-old sidekick Dries Van Dijck, who have been playing together for a decade, already releasing two albums, 2007’s Set Your Head on Fire and 2010’s Silver Threats (recorded in London’s legendary Konk Studios) that established the duo as a serious force to be reckoned with. A cross between R&B-inflected garage-band rock that takes its cues from mid-’60s Stones and The Kinks to the most gut-bucket, electric delta blues evocative of Led Zeppelin by way of The White Stripes, The Black Keys and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Black Box Revelation is just that… a musical revelation that can’t be boxed into a single category.

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Coming to America to record their stateside debut, My Perception, with producer Alain Johannes [Queens of the Stone Age, Chris Cornell, Them Crooked Vultures] in his L.A. home studio, Jan and Dries felt right at home in the country where so much of the music that inspired them had been made. The result is their most accomplished album to date, with sound and noise now coalescing into real songs like the title track and “Rattle My Heart,” which might have come straight from Out of Our Heads; the spooky acoustic strains of the Beatles-meets-Kinks British Invasion vibe of “Anger,” the haunting, stark acoustic “New Sun,” the pounding blues of “High On a Wire,” the thick ambience of “2 Young Boys,” the percussive beat of “Shadowman” and the psychedelic blues of “White Unicorns.”

While building up a fan base in Europe by touring with Eagles of Death Metal as well as their own headlining shows in France, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Holland and Scandanavia, the band has played scattered shows in the States, including two years at SXSW, as well as shows in L.A., New York, Boston, San Diego and San Francisco. Seeing them live, before a packed, sweaty audience of their crowd-surfing, head-banging fans, is yet another revelation…this one how two guys can create a sound that fills the room—and more.

Past Shows


Oct
7
th
2012
7th St Entry
Oct
7
th
2012
7th St Entry

The Sheepdogs

with Buffalo Killers and Black Box Revelation
Jul
28
th
2012
Triple Rock Social Club
Jul
28
th
2012
Triple Rock Social Club

Black Box Revelation

with BLOODNSTUFF
Jun
3
rd
2012
7th St Entry
Jun
3
rd
2012
7th St Entry
Dec
5
th
2011
Mainroom
Dec
5
th
2011
Mainroom

Beady Eye

with Black Box Revelation
Nov
21
st
2011
7th St Entry
Nov
14
th
2011
7th St Entry
Nov
14
th
2011
7th St Entry

Black Box Revelation

with Detour, Porcupine and Machine 22
Nov
12
th
2011
Turf Club
Nov
12
th
2011
Turf Club

Meat Puppets

with Black Box Revelation and The Gang Font

More Shows

Oct
12
th
Turf Club

San Ardo, M.A.Y. and Shock Trigger

Feb
18
th
Palace Theatre

Tove Lo

with Slayyyter
Feb
21
st
7th St Entry

Julia Wolf

Dec
18
th
First Avenue

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