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Brian Jonestown Massacre

Posted 29 May 2012 @ 1:24pm

It’s inevitable that every Australian show from the Brian Jonestown Massacre will be judged in the context of the band’s infamous first visit almost ten years ago.  Back then, Anton Newcombe was strapped onto a psychological rollercoaster of his own chemically-induced design. It was, as one person close to the tour once remarked, more than a train wreck – Newcombe had lost sight of the tracks...

Posted 14 May 2012 @ 10:06am

The mega-prolific Brian Jonestown Massacre have attracted a lot of adjectives over the years – whether it be cries of musical genius or the dismissal of being too volatile to function. These days, however, the good ship Brian Jonestown Massacre is sailing on relatively calm seas, a trend which is consolidated by latest record Aufheben – one which continues a surprising run of consistent...

Posted 17 Apr 2012 @ 4:29pm


Perish the thought that Anton Newcombe – a man for whom psychological turmoil is the natural muse for artistic creativity – could be in the midst of a period of inner contentment. But listening to the latest Brian Jonesstown Massacre record, Aufheben – a German term that apparently may variously be translated as ‘to lift up’, ‘abolish’ or even ‘transcend’ – and there’s a sense that...

Posted 3 Apr 2012 @ 3:11pm

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Posted 7 Mar 2012 @ 9:55am


So I’ve gotta say, Melbourne Soundwave was an absolute delight this year. Possibly because I employed my new festival technique of ensuring I arrive in the afternoon, showered, well slept and extremely caffeinated. It’s seriously worth missing half a day of bands when you get to arrive refreshed and not looking like a sunburnt mud-dwelling goblin from...

Posted 29 Feb 2012 @ 1:24am

In what's set to be massive news for the band's incredibly fervent Australian following, Brian Jonestown Massacre have announced their very welcome return to our shores.


We're all familiar with the long and tumultuous history of the group (if not, check out DiG! at once), as well as the magnificently rich body of work produced by the collective led by Anton Newcombe.


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