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Blue Oyster Cult
July 1 @ 3:30 PM - 5:45 PM CDT
Blue Oyster Cult
Blue Öyster Cult has been thrilling fans of intelligent, hard rock worldwide with influential albums loaded with classic songs for over four decades. Indeed, the Long Island, NY-based band is revered within the hard rock and heavy metal scene for its pioneering work. Blue Öyster Cult occupies a unique place in rock history because it’s one of very few hard rock/heavy metal bands to earn both genuine mainstream critical acclaim as well as commercial success.
The band is often cited as a significant influence by other acts such as Metallica, and BÖC was listed in VH1’s countdown of the greatest hard rock bands of all time.
Upon the release of BÖC’s self-titled debut album in 1972, the band was praised for its catch-yet-heavy music and lyrics that could be provocative, terrifying, funny, or ambiguous, often all in the same song. As a result, BÖC’s canon includes three stone-cold classic pieces that will waft through the cosmos long after the sun has burned out: The truly haunting “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” from 1976’s Agents of Fortune, the pummeling “Godzilla” from 1977’s Spectres and the hypnotically melodic “Burnin’ for You” from1981’s Fire of Unknown Origin. Other notable BÖC songs include “Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll,” “Then Came the Last Days of May,” “I Love the Night,” “In Thee,” Veteran of the Psychic Wars,” “Dominance and Submission,” “Astronomy,” “Black Blade” and “Shooting Shark.”
The intense creative vision of BÖC’s original core duo of vocalist/lead guitarist Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser and vocalist/rhythm guitarist Eric Bloom are complemented by Richie Castellano on guitar and keyboards, and the longtime rhythm section of bass guitarist Danny Miranda, and drummer Jules Radino.
We realized we’re a ‘classic rock’ band. That’s what we are, what we do best, and what we know. The band members are proud of Blue Oyster Cult’s classic sound and pleased the band is creating vibrant work for disenfranchised music lovers who don’t like the homogenized, prefabricated pop or sound— like, formulaic rap—metal, which monopolizes the radio airwaves and bestseller charts.
BÖC has always maintained a relentless touring schedule, and an album of new material, THE SYMBOL REMAINS, was released on October 9th, 2020, to rave reviews.
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