How do we at Lattaland promote ourselves? By totally plagiarizing the hard work of others, of course!
Just kidding. This is a totally loving homage to the last rock n’ roll band to matter, The Brian Jonestown Massacre.
Anton, did you sell your soul? A: Well, I tried to but the line was so long I said, ‘Fuck it!’
Like, if you already seen ‘Dig’ you pretty much know the gist of this story on The Brian Jonestown Massacre from Bad Trip No. 11 October 1997. Still, though, it’s kinda neat to go back and read about the halcyon days as they were happening n’ junk.
I wonder how many other people out there read a story or two like this on The Brian Jonestown Massacre, or an interview with Anton, then ran out and bought all their records? Oh, how I miss the days when you would buy an album without hearing a note. The internet ruined all that for everyone. Eh, what am I saying? I love the internet. In fact, this little story is a gift to you, internet. Read quietly, children. Then rock out loud.
So, you guys gettin’ all worked up over the fact that the BJM is coming to your jerkwater town?
You should be, not only will original members Matt Hollywood and Joel Gion will be there, but you can also buy the old-school-stadium-tour-style-tee-shirt I illustrated slash designed for this joyous occasion.
This is the actual lineup, dudes. Rejoice! Rejoice! (l to r: Colin, Ricky, Dan, Anton,Joel, Matt, Rob and Frankie.)
16 March – Los Angeles, CA – Club Nokia (w/ Primal Scream)
17 March – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore (w/ Primal Scream)
18 March- Sanfrancisco, CA- The Independant
20 March – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
21 March – Seattle, WA – Neumos
22 March – Denver, CO – Ogden Theater
26 March – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line
27 March – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall
28 March – Chicago, IL – Metro
29 March – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
30 March – Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
01 April – New York, NY – Terminal 5
02 April – Boston, MA – Paradise
04 April – Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero
06 April – Washington DC – 9:30 Club
07 April – Carrboro, NC – Cats Cradle
08 April – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
09 April – Nashville, TN – Exit In
10 April – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
11 April – Memphis, TN – Hi Tones
13 April – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
14 April – Austin, TX – Emo’s
16 April – Tempe, AZ – Club House
19 April – Indio, CA- Coachella Festival
See ya at all these shows! (Not really, just Atlanta.)
(I must insist you click on Matt and look at his laminated tour pass.Thanks for the pics, GIA!)