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BMJ to Tour New Zealand

BMJ to Tour New Zealand

Since the 90's, The Brian Jonestown Massacre has been making some of the most stunning music ever heard. Named in tribute

to the legendary Rolling Stones guitarist, they formed in 1990 in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco, and are very much an almagamation of that city's past, present and future musical forces. Some 40 different members have
passed through the group's ranks, personnel from the BRMC, The Out Crowd, The Dilettantes, the Quarter After and the Warlocks are all descended from the teeth they had cut while in the BJM; the focal point remaining as singer/guitarist/founding member Anton Newcombe.

The BJM releases to date read as a monumental encyclopedia of psychedelic music, from the Jefferson Airplane to Hawkwind, from the Rolling Stones to the Velvet Underground, alternating between superbly derivative acid rituals and
devastating distortion, a la: book of the Stooge's, but in the conext of a subdued exorcism interrupted by sudden, violent explosions.

The Brian Jonestown Massacre earned the largest profile of its career in 2004, when it became the unlikely focus of an award-winning documentary, DIG!, which charted the trials of Newcombe and those of his rival, Courtney Taylor, leader of the Dandy Warhols. A live appearance on stage together in 2006 seemingly showing that they have put the past behind
them.

Whether because of ineptitude or design, the BJM differ from other psychedelic revival groups in that their approach is awkward and chaotic, closer to the ethos of the puns than to the pathos of the hippies.

The resulting music is surprisingly fresh, original and universal.

The first week of September sees the Brian Jonestown Massacre in our four main centres.

Dunedin - Tuesday 2nd September, Backstage Bar
Christchurch - Wednesday 3rd September, The Civic
Wellington - Thursday 4th September, SFBH
Auckland - Friday 5th September, Kings Arms


Tickets on sale NOW from Real Groovy in Auckland, Christchurch and Dunedin, and Slow Boat Records in Wellington - special RDU and RD1 discounted tickets
available for Dunedin and Christchurch, but get in quick!

AUCKLAND: $40 + bf
Wellington: $40 + BF
Dunedin: $35 + bf or $25 with RD1 Card (limited tickets!)
Christchurch $35 + bf or $25 with RDU Card (limited tickets!)
New CD & LP  "My Bloody Underground" out now Distributed by Southbound!

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