Brian Jonestown Massacre v7.0 Tours, BJM-Related Side Project The Lovetones to Release LP

The Committee to Keep Music Evil, a collective of like-minded, psychedelic-leaning, quality artists, have a lot to celebrate.

First, a calmer and more genial Brian Jonestown Massacre is ready to hit the road next month. Though, I should mention that I'm not going to make any cracks at Anton Newcombe in this article. Sure, there's little doubt as to Newcombe's status as being absolutely
batshit crazy, but this makes him too easy a target. So, despite TMT's penchant for poking fun at some artists who we do genuinely like, ragging on Anton is akin to igniting a bag of dog poop on your curmudgeonly neighbor's porch. You know what you're getting into and, hence, it's not really worth it. So to that end, I just wanna chime in here to establish the following premises:

- Anton and the latest (seventh perhaps?) incarnation of the Brian Jonestown Massacre are touring.
- The BJM are amazing live, under the conditions when everything goes to plan.
- Things have been on plan in the last couple of years.

Therefore, you should go see them (make haste!). Expect a cross-catalog setlist, at least one face-kick, and music that's better than the majority of what's coming out these days. Oh, and you lucky bastards who live on the Left Coast will get to witness our leather jacket-clad boys open for Primal "fuckin'" Scream! And I hate each and every one of you for this

03.16.09 - Los Angeles, CA - Club Nokia #
03.17.09 - San Francisco, CA - The Filmore #
03.20.09 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
03.21.09 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
03.24.09 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theater
03.26.09 - Minneapolis, MN - Turner Hall
03.28.09 - Chicago, IL - The Metro
03.29.09 - Cleveland, OH - The Grog Shop
03.30.09 - Pittsburgh, PA - Rex Theater
04.02.09 - Boston, MA - Paradise Theater
04.03.09 - Northampton, MA - Pearl Street
04.04.09 - Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero
04.06.09 - Washington, DC - 930 Club
04.07.09 - Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
04.08.09 - Asheville, NC - Orange Peel
04.09.09 - Nashville, TN - Exit/In
04.10.09 - Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
04.11.09 - Memphis, TN - Hi Tones
04.13.09 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theater
04.14.09 - Austin, TX - Emo's
04.16.09 - Tempe, AZ - Club House

# Primal Scream

In related news, BJM member Matthew Tow's retro pop vehicle The Lovetones are set to release their latest album Dimensions stateside on February 24. As is the trend with most former and current members of BJM, The Lovetones are a solid modern interpretation of late-’60s baroque pop and smooth psychedelia. Certainly worth checking out whilst waiting for you opportunity to receive an Anton face-kick. Just kidding.

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