Anton Newcombe 390.
(photo credit: Shotio Ishitiawa)
Eclectic psychedelic cult rockers The Brian Jonestown Massacre are coming to
wreak havoc on Tel Aviv. The veteran American indie favorites, led by eccentric
frontman Anton Newcombe, will be staging one show on July 11 at the Barby Club,
their first foray in the country since forming in the early 1990s.
their provocative name – an homage to Brian Jones of The Rolling Stones and the
infamous 1978 mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana – to their occasionally
unpredictable stage behavior, the band achieved a level of notoriety that’s only
been kept at bay by the high quality of the music, which draws in equal measures
from 1960s psychedelia, folk and blues, and grungy rock.
Among the band’s
dozen albums are Strung Out in Heaven
and Who Killed Sgt. Pepper?
band was also the subject, along with contemporaries The Dandy Warhols, of a
2004 award-winning documentary, Dig!
, which is regularly screened on local cable