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01 Jan 1970 |

Motorcycle Black Madonnas

Motorcycle Black Madonnas
Rock 'n' Roll, Psychedelic, Garage

Motorcycle Black Madonnas are a Rock and Roll band from Los Angeles. The band was founded in 2003 by east coast transplants Marea and Jonathan Hall. The 2005 debut release It’s Everywhere, influenced by The Stooges, Patti Smith, Richard Hell, The Ramones and Bob Dylan, established the Motorcycle Black Madonnas as an important contributor to Los Angeles’ underground rock scene. In true DIY spirit, the band operated its own monthly rock club, The Blue Mask, at Rumors and Mr. T’s from 2003 to 2008. The Blue Mask, which LA Weekly dubbed as “the best Mask since The Masque,” presented a dizzying array of punk and underground music luminaries, including the Urinals; Chairs of Perception; Midget Handjob with Keith Morris; Whip Artist/Comedian Brian Chic; Chip Kinman (The Dils, Rank and File); Mike Watt; Patt Todd and the Rank Outsiders; Biblical Proof of UFOs; Third Grade Teacher; Smash Fashion; Saccharine Trust; Bag Theory; the Dagons; Paul Roessler (Nina Hagen, the Screamers); and many more.

The band’s Dionysus Records album, These Days,  is a mature effort, crystallizing the band’s many influences and experiences over the last decade. The end result, a blend of psychedelia, punk, folk and hard rock, is an exciting collection of songs that is definitive Los Angeles in tone and spirit, evoking the beauty, desperation and power of Southern California’s most notable punk and underground bands.

Motorcycle Black Madonnas are: poet/vocalist Marea Hall; guitarist Jonathan Hall (The Porno Sponges, Angry Samoans, Backbiter, and The Freeks); drummer John Collinson (Leather Hyman) and bassist Richard Jones (Forrest Lawn).