Review: Brian Jonestown Massacre at Henry Fonda’s Music Box


BJM  
By Lisa Engelbrektson

In the
90s, the
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 soldout 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
word.


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