Brian Jonestown Massacre was known for being unpredictable. Fans who frequented their shows never knew if the band would actually perform, break
up, depart the stage prematurely, or if their infamous frontman Anton Newcombe would suddenly
attack a fan or band mate.
But last night at their sold–out show at the Henry Fonda Music Box, BJM
played the way they should have almost two decades ago when they were simultaneously every A&R rep’s greatest
dream and worst nightmare.
In fact, the
show went so smoothly, the unmistakable
mark of shoegaze music — folks standing
around with heads bowed and eyes
closed — was in full affect. Aside from singing and mumbling a few introductions, Newcombe never spoke a