Sunday, March 22, 2009
Brian Jonestown Massacre at the Crystal Ballroom on friday night. I was super psyched to get to see this band because they are notorious in Portland, in part because of the great rock documentary DiG! that came out a few years back. Anton Newcombe did not fight anyone during the show, and in fact he stood off to the side and didn't do much of the singing. Most of the singing was from the bass player, Matt Hollywood. Maybe all that hard living got the best of Anton, or at least that's the impression I got. Zia McCabe from the Dandy Warhols played tambourine with the tambourine man extraordinaire Joel Gion, begging the question by Matt of when you can have too many tambourine players at a Brian Jonestown Massacre show. And there were something like 6 guitars up on that stage going at once. Psychedelic burnout rock and roll fun.
The Brian Jonestown Massacre - Telegram
The Brian Jonestown Massacre - Anenome