Anyone who has seen the combustible 2004 rock documentary Dig! may be surprised to learn that both of the dysfunctional bands featured in the film, the Brian Jonestown Massacre and the Dandy Warhols, are still active and touring. While BJM's volatile but relentlessly creative frontman Anton Newcombe has reconfigured his band quite a bit over the years, regularly switching out members of his supporting cast as he sees fit, his retro rock continues to have an inventive, arresting quality that still captivates after over 20 years. The current version of the group (which features ex-Spaceman 3 bassist Will Carruthers and founding BJM guitarist Matt Hollywood) rolls through town in support of their challenging new record, Aufheben, which is a study in lush sonic contradictions that fits suitably alongside BJM's unconventional but imaginative back catalog. 18+.
Thu., Aug. 16, 6 p.m., 2012