Brian Jonestown Massacre announce two shows at The Independent

More than 10 years after its release, Dig! remains one of the finest music documentaries ever made. The tale of two indie-rock bands — the Dandy Warhols and the Brian Jonestown Massacre — taking wildly divergent career paths still resonates today as an inside glimpse into the challenges facing artists on the periphery of stardom. While he comes off as an insufferable asshole in the film, BJM’s chief genius/weirdo Anton Newcombe is easily the most captivating character in Dig!. He is a mercurial, drug-addled mess, but Newcombe is also a damaged individual who has an otherworldly ability to write some [...]

Decades in, Brian Jonestown Massacre still sounds damn good

The Brian Jonestown Massacre opened last night's show with "Whoever You Are," from 1997's Give It Back, and gifted us "Jennifer" from 1998's equally masterful Strung Out in Heaven. We love you Anton. Always. "Wisdom," from '95's Methodrone - the second studio album - featured six guitars playing simultaneously, drums and the killer tambourine of Joel Gion. It managed to sound better than just about anything can sound at the Fox, where sound often blows despite a zillion dollars in gear.  There was a brief sound mishap with a too-long low rumbling, but even Anton seemed to forgive them. "The Devil May Care [...]

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