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, May 18.



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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: crystalballroompdx.com

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

  1. Michael May 7, 2018 at 8:30 pm #

    I would really DIG some tickets to this concert.

  2. Scott May 8, 2018 at 12:52 pm #

    Would sure love to see these crazy kids! Loved them for 20+ years but never been to a live show.

  3. Dawn May 8, 2018 at 4:48 pm #

    BJM. Should be full of surprises!? Yes, please.

  4. Alexis May 9, 2018 at 11:55 am #

    I would love to see them in a better setting, I tried in Austin at Levitation and it was not ideal. Please and thank you!!

  5. Tara Keitz May 9, 2018 at 6:58 pm #

    This is going to be one incredible show. please pick me, I really want to go!

  6. Jen May 10, 2018 at 9:16 am #

    Haven’t seen them yet, and they’ll probably die soon.

  7. ryan May 11, 2018 at 9:24 am #

    robots don’t go to concerts.. people do.. pick me please

  8. Ren May 13, 2018 at 8:31 am #

    Pick me!

  9. Mike May 13, 2018 at 5:25 pm #

    This is one band that I have never seen in concert and would love to go to this show. Please pick me!

  10. SS May 15, 2018 at 12:16 pm #

    BJM is mandatory every time they come to town

  11. Stephanie May 15, 2018 at 1:29 pm #

    Seeing BJM play live would be a fantastic musical experience. Please choose me to witness this awesome event.

  12. MacKensie May 15, 2018 at 1:31 pm #

    Oh, yeah! Love BJM.

  13. Avery LeVine May 15, 2018 at 2:25 pm #

    I’ve heard good things so seems worth checking out. Plus, saw Cat Hoch play with Blackwater Holylight and was very impressed so would like to see her solo project too!

  14. Lizz May 16, 2018 at 3:51 pm #

    This sounds like fun to see some great new bands I wonder if there is a Jim Jone’s connection with this band. I should offer them some koolaid after the show !

  15. Tara Keitz May 17, 2018 at 6:41 pm #

    Sounds AMAZING, please pick me!!!

  16. Mike T May 18, 2018 at 6:21 am #

    My buddy just turned me on to them, I’d love to repay the favor by treating him to the show!

  17. Kaeli plaks May 18, 2018 at 10:53 am #

    This is my boyfriends favorite band! It would be so amazing to surprise him with tickets from you all! A girl can dream!

  18. lindsay May 18, 2018 at 1:10 pm #

    I’d love to see BJM because….. ballad of Jim Jones !

  19. Brad Joseph Miller May 18, 2018 at 7:09 pm #

    Ready to space out to “Spacegirl and other favourites” and get lost in the deep, dark corners of the Crystal Ballroom

    *Fan fact: my initials are actually BJM

  20. Wynand May 19, 2018 at 6:58 pm #

    love to see this band!

  21. Jamie Hettinger May 19, 2018 at 11:12 pm #

    This would be a neat birthday present!

  22. Judy W May 21, 2018 at 2:00 am #

    I’m an original Rolling Stones fan and haven’t been to a concert in ages. I’d bring my daughter and she would love the show!

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