When you title the first track on your new record Bring Me the Head of Paul McCartney on Heather Mills Wooden Peg (Dropping Bombs on the White House), its pretty safe to say that youre trying to get attention in the worst way possible. But its that kind of any-press-is-good-press attitude that has led to the Brian Jonestown Massacres infamy. Ondi Timoners 2005 rock-doc DIG! immortalized the antics of volatile bandleader Anton Newcombe and his rotating cast of heavenly strung-out misfits in their catastrophic venture into pseudo-stardom. It seems Newcombes grand schemeif indeed he does have oneis to seduce your curiosity through the nefarious shenanigans only to blow you away with his genius. Having started out as a band whose sole mission was to pay homage to the lore of psychedelic 60s counter-culture, Brian Jonestown Massacre have ended up adding their own chapter to the story of California bohemia. Or maybe its an epilogue or a eulogy.
Thu., April 9, 9 p.m., 2009