Brian Jones vs David Hasselhoff
You can tell that summer is coming from the touring internationals headed our way, if not by the weather right now! September to December is always a frenzy of northern hemisphere bands escaping the cold to tour down under and to kick it off none other than Brian Jonestown Massacre are hitting (hopefully not literally) Wellington on Sept 4th.
Anyone who’s seen the fabulous doco that follows BJM and their friends-turned-bitter-enemies the Dandy Warhols, Dig, will be excited to see the volatile band in the flesh as well as thrilled to know that after a hiatus, tambourine player (yep, that’s his instrument) Joel is back in the band.
Supported on their Auckland and Wellington tour dates by Shayne Carter’s Dimmer and by Martin Phillipps’ ever-evolving Chills in Dunedin, the line-up is like a rock-slash-drama nerd’s dream! But to top it off, if you can’t make the Wellington show (tix selling fast, by the way – from Slowboat records on Cuba st or through Under the Radar) you should hightail it to Christchurch on the 3rd of September for the super-special support from the Hasselhoff Experiment! I kid you not! They reformed for a one-off reunion earlier this year and blew everyone’s socks off so if the deep south is calling you, now’s the time to visit. (I have a feeling this might be a secret support slot but, hello, don’t tell Wellington’s biggest gossip in that case… that’s me, by the way). See you at San Fran Bathhouse on the 4th – BYO tambourine.