Concert Reviews

The Brian Jonestown Massacre at the Bluebird Theater, 5/8/12


BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | 05.08.12

If you decide to put all of your eggs in Anton Newcombe's basket, they're going to end up scrambled. The lead singer of early-'90s psychedelica group Brian Jonestown Massacre might be the group's longest-running member, but he also seems to be the only person not to give a single shrinking shit about that tidbit. Onstage last night, the mercurial 44-year-old hid behind stringy locks and stage shadows in the Bluebird's farthest left corner. He smoked indoors. He cracked jokes about band members quitting -- "again." And for 24 songs, for more than two and a-half-hours, he jammed the opposite of econo.

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Kelsey Whipple
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