He may be notorious for mental instability, for losing band members left, right, and center, and for label-jumping with abandon, but Brian Jonestown Massacre leader Anton Newcombe has forged a sonically consistent career over the last 17 years. This megalomaniac reveres 1960s rock, devoting his life to capturing the spirit, sound, fashion, and songwriting tropes of that era with a fundamentalist zeal. Newcombe and his retro-activist bandmates succeed in spinning countless variations on psych-, garage-, and drone-rock patterns; they've got it down to a science—and an art. Everything's vividly familiar if you're immersed in the same scenes as BJM, but the derivativeness is presented with such precision and passion, (almost) all is forgiven. Onstage, watch the nonchalant showboating of tambourine/maraca shaker Joel Gion and prepare for a Newcombe rant or punch at any moment. DAVE SEGAL
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