YOU SLAY US

Brian Jonestown Massacre lead singer Anton Newcombe is in no hurry to change his reputation, which is solidly off the charts on the Richter Crazypants Scale. No hurry; he's been one of neo-psych rock's most aggrandizing cult heroes since the ensemble formed in mid-'90s San Francisco, and by now, even his most frustrated fans still embrace his unhinged space-drone tracks. February's Macca-taunting Who Killed Sergeant Pepper?, released on Newcombe's own A Records, herded in a caterwauling Unnur Andrea Einarsdottir cameo, multiple grumpy sci-fi Easter eggs, and the catchiest blip, "Let's Go Fucking Mental" which, by now, seems an tacit assurance for both giver and receiver. With Sparrow & the Workshop.
Sat., June 5, 9 p.m., 2010


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