Brian Jonestown Massacre
The Blue Angel Lounge
Friday, May 11, 2012
Better than: An MTV reality show reunion special.
It's been eight years since documentary Dig! became our generation's Gimme
Shelter. A violent ride about the rise
The bands' respective frontmen, Anton Newcombe and Courtney
Taylor-Taylor, have both renounced the film, in which they fight like spoiled
children over artistic achievements, fame, and piles of cocaine. It's a low-budget reality show with an R rating, and Newcombe suffers the worst of it, ending up depicted
as a drug-fueled madman and deadbeat musician. At Friday's sold-out show at the
Fillmore, Newcombe continued to suffer, but gratefully, the music hasn't.