Win Tickets ($50): The Brian Jonestown Massacre @ Crystal Ballroom | w/ Cat Hoch, Rock & Roll

We are giving away a pair of tickets to The Brian Jonestown Massacre @ Crystal Ballroom on May 22. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, March 30.


From our sponsors:
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
w/ Cat Hoch
May 22, 2018
All Ages | Doors 7 p.m., Show 8 p.m. | $22 advance, $25 day of show
More info:

Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St Portland, OR 97209

Named in tribute to the legendary Rolling Stones guitarist and his influence in introducing Eastern culture and music into the world of Western rock & roll, the Brian Jonestown Massacre formed in San Francisco, CA, in 1990. Some 40 different members passed through the group’s ranks over the next half-decade, but their focal point always remained singer/guitarist Anton Newcombe, who along with bassist Matt Hollywood, guitarist Dean Taylor, organist Mara Regal, accordionist Dawn Thomas, drummer Brian Glaze, and “Spokesperson for the Revolution” Joel Gion, recorded the Massacre’s 1995 shoegazer-influenced debut LP, ‘Methodrone.’ A collection of early recordings, ‘Spacegirl and Other Favorites,’ followed on the band’s own Tangible label in early 1996, and was the first of four Brian Jonestown Massacre LPs to appear that year. Next up was the brilliant, ‘Their Satanic Majesties’ Second Request,’ a full-blown homage to the Stones’ glorious psychedelic-era excesses. Recorded live in the studio, the grittier ‘Take It from the Man!’ found the band exploring even broader territory. Finally, the year ended with the release of ‘Thank God for Mental Illness,’ a showcase for strong country and blues leanings.

In 1997, the BJM — now consisting of Newcombe, Hollywood, Gion, Taylor, Peter Hayes and drummer Brad Artley — resurfaced with ‘Give It Back!’ After signing to TVT, they released ‘Strung Out in Heaven’ the following year, but the band’s own eccentricities kept them from staying on the label. After a few scattered EPs, they resurfaced in 2001 with ‘Bravery, Repetition and Noise,’ distributed by Bomp. ‘And This Is Our Music’ followed in 2003. Despite a continued lack of major distribution, the Brian Jonestown Massacre earned the largest profile of their career in 2004, when the band became the unlikely focus of an award-winning documentary, ‘DIG!,’ which charted the trials of Newcombe and those of his rival, Courtney Taylor, leader of the Dandy Warhols. The ‘We Are the Radio’ EP followed in August 2005.

Three years later, Anton Newcombe reinvented the band as he had obtained all the releases of his past albums & formed his own label, ‘a’ Recordings. His first new album on this label was ‘My Bloody Underground,’ featuring yet another lineup and a hint of shoegaze and noise pop. ‘Who Killed Sgt Pepper?’ followed shortly after, being made available in streaming format at the end of 2009 and receiving an official release on February 27th, 2010.

The band have toured throughout the years Australasia , Japan , North America & Europe. In 2010 they finished a 16-week world tour which ended in June 2010.

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52 Responses to Win Tickets ($50): The Brian Jonestown Massacre @ Crystal Ballroom | w/ Cat Hoch, Rock & Roll

  1. Zach February 26, 2018 at 8:59 pm #

    Heck yeah

    • jennifer slater March 29, 2018 at 10:49 am #

      so awesome

  2. Michael February 26, 2018 at 11:29 pm #

    I would really DIG some tickets to this concert.

  3. Karen Gillis February 27, 2018 at 12:12 pm #

    I’ve never seen them live, but would certainly like to!!!

  4. Sloan February 27, 2018 at 12:22 pm #

    The best, yes please

  5. Bob MacKay February 27, 2018 at 12:24 pm #

    I DIG! BJM

  6. Kristen M February 27, 2018 at 12:25 pm #

    Heck yeah! This would be awesome!

  7. Dawn February 27, 2018 at 12:29 pm #

    I look forward to the fun surprises that is a BJM show!

  8. Danielle February 27, 2018 at 12:30 pm #

    This would be awesome!!

  9. Miriam February 27, 2018 at 12:38 pm #

    Funny timing! We were talking about them this weekend, some new music we were listening to reminded us of them. Seen Dig a bunch of times, but never seen BJM perform live! Would love to see them.

  10. Cara February 27, 2018 at 12:52 pm #

    Ooooh, yaaaa

  11. Rachel Bayly February 27, 2018 at 1:21 pm #

    i am such a HUGE fan of Brian Jonestown Massacre.. two free tickets would be AMAZING!!

  12. Scott February 27, 2018 at 1:28 pm #

    Oh I love these guys — and have for years! Would love to see them in person.

  13. Jessica February 27, 2018 at 2:28 pm #

    Please, please, please pick me! They have been my favorite band for years. Through all the ups and downs…

  14. Dave G. February 27, 2018 at 2:37 pm #

    Help me out…I’m jonesin’!

  15. Hannah February 27, 2018 at 4:01 pm #

    I would love this. Heck yeah

  16. Amber February 27, 2018 at 4:28 pm #

    I need this show to make my dumb life less dumb!

  17. Joseph February 28, 2018 at 2:01 am #

    The tix will be surreptitiously placed upon my person behind the old vintage shop on Hawthorne. Make the pass quiet if you know what’s good for you. I’ve got some rockin’ To do!

  18. Mike February 28, 2018 at 12:38 pm #

    I want to go to this show so bad but another rent increase by a greedy landlord has depleted me of all concert going cash. Help a brother out with free tix. Please!

  19. Shawn February 28, 2018 at 6:14 pm #

    I would love to see BJM and lots of my friends probably will go without me unless I win tickets (**wink wink**).

  20. Ryan March 1, 2018 at 8:27 am #

    Help me out!

  21. Jaime Logan March 1, 2018 at 2:29 pm #

    BJM are the best! Great night out! I’d love to win thanks

  22. Leah Bonaduce March 6, 2018 at 1:03 pm #

    Ive never seen BJM and have been listening to them well before the DIG days. My sisters and I still regularly quote parts of that movie. Would love to take her to see BJM as we’ve seen the dandy’s & brmc multiple times.

  23. Eric Enger March 10, 2018 at 4:22 pm #

    WHO! WHO! ?

  24. Amy March 13, 2018 at 12:26 pm #

    Mandatory concert whenever they come to town, would love to go!

  25. Kristen M March 13, 2018 at 12:27 pm #

    This would be rad

  26. Kurt March 14, 2018 at 5:46 pm #

    Give it to someone who remembers Rock Dorm(barely)!

  27. John M. March 15, 2018 at 2:37 pm #

    I want to see Joel play the tambourine so bad.

  28. Cody W. March 16, 2018 at 10:54 am #

    DUDE BJM! my friend recently went to their concert awhile back when they were in town, but I was not able to go because I did not have the money to go then and let’s face it… I don’t have the money now either, but if I was able to make it because I WON FREE TICKETS! THAT’D BE WICKED! I DONT THINK YOU UNDERSTAND HOW MUCH MY BONES ACHE FOR THIS CONCERT, although if I don’t get a chance this time, there will always be another concert. I’ll go one day… I’ll just listen to rock n roll through my headphones for now

  29. Kaeli plaks March 16, 2018 at 6:15 pm #

    This is my boyfriends favorite band! Please pick me :)

  30. Michele March 20, 2018 at 12:39 pm #

    LOVE BJM!!

  31. Duc March 21, 2018 at 9:39 am #

    win these tickets for my daughter

  32. Ann March 21, 2018 at 9:48 am #

    want to add this concert to my college memories<3

  33. Eunice March 21, 2018 at 2:04 pm #

    Please choose me!!! I LOVE YOU GUYS

  34. Jessica March 22, 2018 at 2:08 pm #

    i’d love to go!

  35. steveo March 22, 2018 at 6:16 pm #

    pick meeeeeeeee!!!!!

  36. Sarah March 22, 2018 at 6:35 pm #


  37. Jessica March 22, 2018 at 9:14 pm #

    Super excited !!! Please pick me !!!

  38. Diane McLaughlin March 23, 2018 at 3:06 pm #

    Love him!

  39. Sierra Jeffers March 23, 2018 at 10:32 pm #

    They are one of my favorite bands I have never gotten to see live! I would rock out at this show!

  40. kodi March 24, 2018 at 8:10 pm #

    Please allow me to rock n roll it out at this show!!!!!

  41. molli taylor March 26, 2018 at 1:07 pm #

    ive really wanted to see them live for some time!

  42. richelle March 26, 2018 at 3:24 pm #

    Never seen them, but would love to!

  43. Miranda March 27, 2018 at 12:46 pm #

    Um, my husband – a hard-workin’ special education teacher – LOVES Brian Jonestown Massacre so damn much that I’ve had to sit through Dig! more times than I can count, and this show is literally ON HIS BIRTHDAY!?! We don’t make a lot of bank so free tix would be insanely exciting – one serious birthday wish come true!!

  44. Jami March 29, 2018 at 3:04 pm #

    BJM is on my music bucket list and sadly there is not a check mark next to their name.

  45. Arial March 29, 2018 at 5:47 pm #

    This would be AMAZING! Have loved them since DIG came out. PLEASE give me a reason to get out of TriCities and visit Portland!!! My partner and I are from Australia currently working in Eastern Washington… it is so depressing out here!!

  46. Kason March 30, 2018 at 12:56 am #

    Would love to see this show!!

  47. ryan April 2, 2018 at 4:35 pm #

    this band is excellent.

  48. W April 3, 2018 at 8:45 am #

    yes please!

  49. MacKensie April 3, 2018 at 5:30 pm #

    AHHHH, Yes, Please! BJM rocks hard!

  50. Elisa April 5, 2018 at 12:19 pm #

    wah, I’m late to the game. Just, please. BJM fan from early 90s.

  51. Kevin April 7, 2018 at 10:05 pm #

    Let me at ’em, I wanna go

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