The Forum is packed to the brim, with a myriad of punters making themselves comfortable in every conceivable fashion, upstanding, sprawled on couches, positioned on stairs. It seems like Melbourne’s musical cognoscenti is out in force, with all manner of musos and fans of Brian Jonestown Massacre waiting next to each other in anticipation.
Anton Newcombe is on a mission. The enigmatic frontman from The Brian Jonestown Massacre wants to “Rip the lungs outta of pop culture and smoke ‘em”. At Sydney’s Metro show – the first on this tour – he did all this and then some. But then, this came after he’d passed the dutchie to the sole support of the evening, another fellow cult band.