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The Brian Jonestown Massacre

Two Nights!

The Brian Jonestown Massacre

Richmond Sluts

Fri, May 27, 2016

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$25.00

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The Brian Jonestown Massacre
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
The Brian Jonestown Massacre was formed in San Francisco in 1990. The band has had over 40 members since then, but its driving force and main songwriter is Anton Newcombe. Other prominent members have included Matt Hollywood, Dean Taylor, Jeff Davies, Brian Glaze, and Joel Gion. Their sound is heavily influenced by the psychedelic sounds of the 1960s, but also carries influences from shoegaze, jangle pop, garage rock, and lo-fi genres.

Much has been made of the fact that Newcombe is head strong and has just one vision in mind: his own. However, many of the musicians who quit his band have stayed in his orbit and continue working with him in some capacity. Newcombe was, at one point, a drummer in Hecksher's Warlocks. Campanella produces or engineers many of the records on Newcombe's record label, the Committee to Keep Music Evil and has also been on the last 2 highly successful European tours, playing keyboards and on occasion, guitar. Gion is forever showing back up shaking the tambourine at BJM shows. Even the Dandy Warhols appear to have buried the hatchet with Newcombe, as he joined them onstage at Lollapalooza in July of 2005.

In 2015, Newcombe returned to the themes of Aufheben with Musique de film imaginé, a collection of soundtrack cues for a nonexistent movie, inspired by his love of classic French cinema. A seven-song collection of new, more rock-based material arrived later that year under the amusing title of Mini Album Thingy Wingy.
Richmond Sluts
Hailing from the Richmond District of San Francisco, The Richmond Sluts are a revved up rock n roll band that is timeless. With influences from garage, punk, psych, and rock n roll The Richmond Sluts are guaranteed to make you move, sweat, dance, and shake…

The Richmond Sluts story began in 1997 by founding members Chris Beltran (bass) and Shea Roberts (guitar/ vocals) who met and shared similar tastes in music, i.e. the Stones, The Dolls, and the Stooges. After completing the line up with the addition of Justin Lynn (keyboards), they developed a sound that was particularly their own. Upon putting out a self-titled Full Length on Disaster Records in 2001 and touring the US, The Richmond Sluts began to draw attention in the underground garage and rock scene, playing with bands from The Brian Jones Town Massacre to Sky Saxon and the Seeds.

After a brief hiatus the current line up consists of Chris B, Shea Roberts, Justin Lynn, and new additions Jesse Nichols (guitar) & John Tyree (drums), they are reunited and sure to grab your soul, shake your body, and make you wish they had never left…
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