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2012.05.18 The Fillmore Miami Beach, Miami Beach, FL

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Post by Mike » Tue May 15, 2012 11:29 pm

Jane's Addiction at Fillmore Miami Beach May 8

By Lina Lecaro Thursday, May 17 2012

In 1989, Jane's Addiction performed seven straight nights at the John Anson Ford Theatre in Los Angeles, launching Nothing's Shocking.

We remember the alt-rock crew being announced as "Juana's Adicción," the wild, folkloric stage décor, flying dreadlocks, and thunderous music. The band also offered a glimpse into the colorful visual influences and rhythmic experimentation of its next release, 1990's Ritual de Lo Habitual.

Now, 23 years later, we've caught up with guitarist Dave Navarro, talking about those seminal early shows, the group's new album, and why the media generally annoys the crap out of him.

New Times: I was at two of the seven Ford shows back in '89 and remember them well. What did they mean to you?

Dave Navarro: Glad you remember them, because I don't. The John Anson Ford shows were at the height of my experimentation, let's say. As I recall, I did have to be revived one of the nights, like maybe a half an hour before we went on.

The band has such a long and sometimes tumultuous history. In making a new record [The Great Escape Artist], were there differences that had to be worked out? Or was it all smooth sailing?

I get asked this so many times, and I always fail to come up with a good answer. I've been with this band almost 25 years, and I've worked with all these guys in one way or another over the years on different projects. Also, keep in mind we'd done extensive touring with Nine Inch Nails in Europe in 2009. We'd essentially been a working band for two years prior to even thinking about [the new album]. Relationships were well established, and we just went in and did it. It was pretty natural, and a lot of that comes from intuition. You gain that by spending a lot of time together.

What about the writing and recording process?

There were a number of ways we went about it. But that's the way Jane's Addiction has always worked, in terms of not having a formula. Some came from jamming, some from working on multitrack... It's difficult for me to describe a process which is primarily felt.

Even just imagining you guys jamming and something coming out of that is interesting.

Well, "Underground," the first song, actually came about from an electronic jam that Perry [Farrell] was working on. We reworked it as a band. "Irresistible Force" started literally with me playing an acoustic guitar against a click track because I found a tempo I liked. I pretty much wrote the music to that in a kind of stream-of-consciousness style and everybody jumped on it and added parts. We gave it completed to Perry, who worked on it in his own studio at home and wrote the melody and lyrics. "Splash a Little Water" came about through a live jam session. So there are three extreme examples of songs on this album that were written in entirely different ways.

What made you decide it was time for some new music?

At that point, after doing the Nails tour and the European dates, we were really enjoying the band and being on the road and playing shows. It was about keeping our fans satiated, and we wanted to keep going. It's like any relationship. If you're in a relationship and you and your partner don't create new experiences and have new things to bring into it, it's gonna die. I think that another tour just playing "Mountain Song" and "Jane Says" wouldn't be of interest to us and wouldn't be of interest to anybody else. It's evolve or die. We love playing the old songs, don't get me wrong. But we've added the new stuff. And already it's ignited a sense of urgency and made the flow of the sets feel fresh and new.

You have a lot of things you do outside of the band. Tell us about your [Internet radio show] Dark Matter.

Cool. Yeah, it's Wednesday night from 9 to 11 p.m. [on Moheak.com]. It's music, but it's mainly conversational and phone calls and listener-generated content. If I'm touring, my cohosts Todd Newman and Jessica are always there. The diehard listeners love every member of the show. I do it because I have a love for the medium. I love the immediacy. I love the looseness. I feel that it allows me the opportunity to say what I really think about a number of things. Certainly in this day and age where the Internet and press are so deeply intertwined, we have websites, Twitter, Facebook, and ways to connect with our fan bases. But there's something about speaking directly to somebody at home that can't be beat.

And I love the idea of being able to respond to some of the media slant out there, which is generally inaccurate and unfair most of the time.

The music media?

Just press in general. I have a real love-hate relationship with it. And over the years, it's become more of a hate relationship.

Really?

Oh, yeah, you would be surprised how many times I spend half an hour talking to somebody only to have a story come out and it be completely slanted and one-sided.

One of the things I've taken to doing... and I'm not doing it right now, but if I'm home, I'll record the interview while I'm doing it, so when the piece comes out, I'll play it over the radio and show, "OK, this is how it actually went down and here's what you're reading." Then I let the listeners go after the writer. I know it sounds paranoid, but it's entertaining.

Yikes.

You know, anyone can call themselves a writer now. It seems the new generation of writers, they're looking for the buzzwords to get the pull-quote. You could easily spin this whole interview to [say], "Navarro reveals he was unconscious for the first string of shows in 1989-90." Like, that would be the headline.

Yeah, it definitely happens.

I'm a writer myself. I just take it seriously, and I wish more people did.

Well, it is kind of funny that you were nearly unconscious during those legendary shows. And hey, you were still really good.

Yeah. But probably 90 percent of the audience was too.
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Re: 2012.05.18 The Fillmore Miami Beach, Miami Beach, FL

Post by Mike » Fri May 18, 2012 9:27 am

Jane's Addiction's Perry Farrell talks sex (or not)

By Ben Crandell
May 17, 2012 10:01 AM

Jane’s Addiction’s 1988 debut studio album, “Nothing’s Shocking,” was cloaked in brown paper by many retailers to shield delicate sensibilities from its cover artwork — nude Siamese twins with their heads on fire — created by the band’s androgynous and mercurial lead singer, North Miami Beach High School ex Perry Farrell.

Likewise, the Los Angeles-based band’s second album, 1990’s critically lauded “Ritual de lo Habitual,” came emblazoned with Farrell’s rendering of a nude trio in embrace, a cover that prompted the release of an alternate, text-only “clean” version. Later, when Jane’s Addiction succumbed to the pressures of rock stardom in the early ’90s, Farrell formed a new band and called it Porno for Pyros, for which he wrote a percussive dirge titled “Orgasm.”

Flash-forward 20 years, and Farrell, now the father of two young sons with wife Etty, faces the time-honored task of explaining human sexuality to his oldest son, Hezron, 9. Eschewing sentimentality and the “birds and the bees” metaphor, Farrell confronts the subject head-on with exactly the kind of confident ease you’d expect of a rock god who tours with Dave Navarro, Jane’s guitarist and a sex columnist for Penthouse magazine.

“No, I haven’t done it yet,” Farrell says with a laugh, more than three weeks after he confided on Facebook his intentions to have the sex talk with Hezron. “I keep trying, but you know what it is? I haven’t been able to say the words ‘penis’ and ‘vagina.’ "

Farrell’s fumbling attempts to impart the wisdom of his experience to his son, first broached as they played some one-one-one basketball, betrays a truth about fatherhood that is universal even for rock stars.

“My son does not like me to give him advice. About anything,” Farrell says. “I was on the high school basketball team at North Miami Beach. I try to tell him how to set a nice pick, how to play defense, use your hands… He gives me that look: ‘Go away, you’re embarrassing me’.”

Farrell, born Peretz Bernstein in Queens, N.Y., 53 years ago, brings Jane’s Addiction to the Fillmore on Miami Beach Friday night. Speaking from a tour stop in Houston last week, Farrell describes a complex set of emotions that he’ll carry back to South Florida.

The “Theatre of the Escapists” tour of small arenas and halls — in support of the 2011 album “The Great Escape Artist,” just the band’s fourth studio release — has been a critical and emotional success, Farrell says. The shows, with originals Farrell, Navarro and drummer Stephen Perkins joined by frequent bassist Chris Chaney, offer a satisfying range of Jane’s inventiveness, including the freakadelia of “Underground” and the can’t-miss torment of “Twisted Tales” from the new album, classics “Mountain Song,” “Been Caught Stealing” and “Jane Says,” before arriving at the tour staple “Stop” off “Ritual.”

But Friday’s performance also returns Farrell to the thorny knot of memories of his teen years in South Florida. His mother committed suicide when Farrell was 3, and his father, now deceased, was a cold presence wracked by guilt who “for the most part ignored me,” Farrell says. “That’s why I ran away. I was not wanted.”

Shortly after high school, Farrell says, he “stole some money, stole some weed, grabbed my surfboard and art supplies” and jumped on a Greyhound bus for Los Angeles. His subsequent life on the streets provides the inspiration for the luminous “Twisted Tales” and its grim video released last month.

But there were good times, too, for Farrell in South Florida — he surfed a lot and chased girls as a pool boy at the old Waikiki Resort Motel in Sunny Isles — and he seems determined to exorcise some demons this week by bringing his sons to town for a tour of the old man’s old hangouts.

“As a consequence [of his teen experience] I gotta give them my time. Time equals love and love equals time. I want them to know that I am interested in them and that I want to take them places,” Farrell says.

“I’m flying them in to take them to see where I used to live, where I used to surf,” Farrell says, citing Haulover Pier, Harbor House and the break at 21st Street as probable stops. “I learned to surf in Miami, and to this day I still have surfer friends from there.”

Farrell is an avid NBA fan and an acquaintance of Dwyane Wade (“A really cool guy”) and, speaking during the Knicks series, he was hoping to be able to introduce his sons to Wade this weekend. Farrell is rooting for the Heat to make the NBA Finals, but that may be as far as his allegiance goes. “Sorry, I’ve lived in L.A. for 35 years. If they make the Finals, I’m a Lakers fan,” he says.

Another must for Farrell and his sons will be South America, he says. The Lollapalooza founder was there with his traveling circus recently and came away dazzled by the musical vibe and the cultural and political sophistication he found in Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires and Santiago, Chile.

"People were so enthusiastic and passionate," Farrell says. "They have a whole different way of looking at the world."

He says the boys are especially keen on Patagonia. "There and Easter Island, to see whales and elephant seals. The terrain is very strange," says Farrell, who has another idea as well. "I'd love to travel down to the end [of Patagonia] and perform at a bar or a club. It'll be called the Last Club on Earth."


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What: The veteran Los Angeles-based rockers perform an all-ages show with opening act the Duke Spirit
When: 8:30 p.m. Friday
Where: Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave.
Cost: $45.50-$65.50; seating is general admission and reserved
Contact: 305-673-7300, LiveNation.com, Fillmoremb.com, Janesaddiction.com
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Post by Mike » Sun May 20, 2012 8:59 am

Jane’s Addiction plays a propulsive show at Fillmore

By Andrew Nathanson | Live Shows | May 19, 2012

L.A. Sunset Strip. Jane’s Addiction brought the pomp and circumstance, shred and tear, and wail and scream to blow out the Fillmore Miami Beach. Led by Lollapalooza engineer Perry Farrell, with riffmeister Dave Navarro, the duo and band blasted through a set driving fans to shout and sing throughout. After show superlatives spouted by audience members ranged from “Amazing,” “The BEST,” and “Wow!” They were all absolutely appropriate.

Permeating the zeitgeist sound of Jane’s Addiction, seeming to always be ahead of their time relative to current music trends at all dates, Farrell and company designed a show with as much edge as their music. Before the show started, a bevy of attractive women were led, what appeared to be happily the way they projected to the audience, across the stage shackled together by a vaudeville-attired barker. It was a pre-show statement the audience was in for a show – the timid need not apply.

With the volume of energy projected, enough to drive a serious mosh pit up front in the general admission show, the fans’ hands were in air, fists pumping throughout. Up front people reached out to try to touch the consummate front man Farrell – or at least absorb some of his energy.

Breaking out with “Underground,” Farrell states, “We’re all hustlers” concurrently with Navarro immediately ripping the notes from his guitar. Intentional or not, it ends up a symbolic tip of the hat to Larry Flynt’s magazine and foreshadowing for the night. Reminiscent of the anarchy of the City of Angels Sunset Strip heyday, there were scenes of unclad women and plants associated with Jamaica projected on video walls. Perfectly timed for the Exxxotica affair taking place at the adjacent convention center, the ladies that started off suspended in mid air in white dresses flowing 20 feet to the floor ended up dressed and performing as if they took a space on the show floor next door.

Getting past the titillation factor, the band was out to blast the audience and when Chris Chaney dropped the bass-bomb-fat opening line of “Mountain Song” the audience erupted. The crowd became a molten lava flow in synch with the music, popping and bouncing and swaying to and fro. Then “Been Caught Stealing” led the rowdy crowd to raucous uproar at a feverish pitch.

The creative genius which is Farrell and company decorated this stage as if it were his living room with a large stuffed bear and comfortable seating when the acoustics came out, which was an elegant way to lay out what “Jane Says.” Covering their spectrum, they let out “Ted” from Nothing’s Shocking. At the back of the stage were two giant statues appearing to be derived from said album cover. They also hit “Classic Girl” from Ritual de lo Habitual and “Chip Away” with a tribal drum line featuring the band’s three instrumentalists.

One significant theme woven between songs, the importance of live music, Mr. Farrell kept bringing the subject up. He spoke of crossing paths with a friend the day prior with whom he went and saw the mighty Led Zeppelin live, drawing cheers from the audience. The need for bands to make real music he couldn’t overstate enough, and repeated to the audience throughout the show.

With Farrell being a premier DJ himself who’s performed solo or with musicians in South Florida numerous times, this amplifies the statement’s impact. For his birthday he jumped on the bar at the Mondrian Hotel, as track artist, and later spun a set as disc jockey at nightlife impresario Alan Roth’s soiree. Roth said, “The show took me back through time. Amazing!”

At the former Florida Room below the Delano Hotel, Farrell did a memorable set with a top-tier guitarist while programming the tracks underneath, with Ms. Farrell accompanying the gig. He also did a set as track artist during Art Basel at a Miami club where he sustained a minor cut and still rocked on unhindered by the pain. Perry Farrell is a true rock star and complete artist.

Next to and surrounding Farrell, Jane’s Addiction features ace guitarist Navarro who lights up his guitar as if he intentionally wills a volcanic explosion in the house. His focus and craftsmanship creates a fluidity and tonality, with a driving rhythm, that makes people move. Equally bombastic and elegant, Navarro shifts smoothly between swinging sledgehammer, metallic alt-rock, and sweet acoustic elements. Not a stranger to SoFla either, he brought DJ Skribble to a now closed club for a set. They couldn’t get the power right, sound clipping out repeatedly. Unfazed he made multiple attempts to perform, a rock star move, until there was no sound; forced to retire to the appropriate VIP area.

Driving the band on drums Stephen Perkins laid down rhythmic propulsion on steroids. Tying in with current bassist Chaney, Perkins’ dynamic performance blasted the big toms, slashed the cymbals, and delicately maneuvered when appropriate. Together they created a heavy melodic line that crushed with the strength and weight of the big waves from the band’s origin state.

Appropriate enough with two of the three closing songs “Beach” and “Ocean,” with the last “3 Days.” With the aroma of Jamaica wafting in front of him, after again speaking about live music, Mr. Farrell noted, “It’s alright, we’re all friends.” After the short break the band, which as a unit is greater than the sum of its creative monster parts, hit up “Irresistible.” Following that Farrell told the audience he would never stop coming to South Florida, launching into “Stop.” Once completed the refrains of Pink Floyd played over the bright white house lights, ending as they started. “Welcome to the Machine” that is Jane’s Addiction.
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Underground
Mountain Song
Just Because
Been Caught Stealing
Ain't No Right
Ted, Just Admit It...
Twisted Tales
Classic Girl
Jane Says
Chip Away
Up the Beach
Ocean Size
Three Days
Encore:
End to the Lies
Stop!
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Post by hydro » Tue May 22, 2012 9:20 am

Surfing, Pinball, and Weed: Perry Farrell on His Teen Years in Miami
By B. Caplan Fri., May 18 2012 at 8:00 AM

See also "Jane's Addiction's Perry Farrell Comments on Tom Gabel's Transgender Announcement."

When Jane's Addiction brings its rock party to the Fillmore Miami Beach tonight, it will be a homecoming show for the band's frontman, Perry Farrell.

"I moved to Miami Beach when I was about fourteen, shortly after my bar mitzvah," the icon tells Crossfade. In between becoming a man in the eyes of God and The Man in the eyes of music fans, Perry Farrell was a teenager in Miami, chasing waves, girls, and a good buzz.

Perry Farrell shares memories of his teen years in Miami with Crossfade.

On breaking both hands in a fight fight, just after moving to town:
"I moved to Miami Beach after visiting Miami Beach during winters with my parents. I went to North Miami Beach High School. And going into the school, I didn't have any friends. But I made friends pretty quick. Mostly kids playing basketball.

"I went to the gyms around town. And at one of them, I broke the knuckles on both of my hands fighting to protect my new friend, Michael. There was this big guy giving Michael a hard time and Michael knew I was from New York, so he knew I was tough. I fought the guy. And the next day, I went to school with two casts on my hands.

"That was right after I moved so I spent my first six months in Miami that way."
Meeting Canadian girls at the Fontainebleau:
"On the basketball team, I met a guy Rob, who is still one of my best friends. He taught me how to surf at the Waikiki Hotel. My friend Kenny's dad was the pool manager, so we went there. That was on Collins where all the old hotels were not the new ones on South Beach but the original ones.

"The big one was the Fontainebleau. In those days, that was the Cadillac of hotels. That was where the prettiest and richest people would stay. So we'd go play pinball and try to meet Canadian girls who came down in the winter.

"When I got cooler, I got to sit on the wall at the high school. I'm sure there are still kids on the wall, smoking dope and cutting class and making plans for the parties and bands coming to town."

Perry Farrell, Professional Wrestler:
"We would go to pro wrestling. This was when it was Jake the Snake and Dusty Rhodes. Dusty, he was our favorite. He was this big, blond cowboy. He'd go in there wearing a little speedo and a pair of cowboy boots and bleached hair. This was when they'd bleed, the wrestlers. Maybe they hid razor blades and cut their foreheads but they were always bleeding from the head.

"We would go with 50 kids. They'd have Shriners protecting the doors and we'd bust through the doors, and splinter off into the seats so the one old Shriner at the door couldn't stop us or chase us.

"And we'd jump into the ring to show people how it was fake. We'd body slam each other and everything. There'd be 25, 50 of us in there."

Getting stoned and watching midnight movies in Ft. Lauderdale:
"Miami was different then. South Beach was where old grannies sat out waiting for their time of death. It was good for their bones.

"At 14th Street, there was good surf occasionally. But otherwise, we'd go to the Waikiki and wait for the winter swells.

"My friend Jimmy had a surf van and we'd go to Ft Lauderdale where they had a lot of midnight flicks and get stoned in the van. Jimmy had good weed.

"Jimi Hendrix had the Isle of Wight movie, like three movies that he did and we saw every one of them, saw them ten times, you know?"

Surfing behind boats in Pickwick Estates:
"My boys are coming with me. They're seven and nine, and have never been to Miami. So I'm bringing them and I'm going to show them where I grew up.

"I'll take them to Haulover. I didn't know it had a nude beach now. But my boys are actually getting into girls. They have nude pictures of girls on their iPads. They won't show me but I've already seen it.

"I lived in Skylake, where I had a catamaran in my backyard. I'll show them that. We'd cruise Skylake or go to Pickwick Estates. My friend Rob had a little boat. Jimmy and I would get driven behind the boat while on surfboards, cutting through the canals in Pickwick Estates. That was a good time."

Disco and DIY skate parks:
"There was a mall with a pinball arcade. T Rex was big and Queen and Elton John, you know. We spent a lot of time at each other's houses listening to music. In those days, Macintosh was the good soundsystem. If you had one, that's where everyone would be.

"When Disco hit, it was the Scarface era. I remember getting a second-hand leisure suit from my friend's dad's clothing store. We would go to clubs. This one had a picture of a guy with a beard and he would wink at you.

"Skate parks were just being built. We were a part of that whole thing. We would steal wood from the houses being built from around town and bring them to the slope in Jimmy's backyard. We got caught stealing, though."

Leaving Miami:
"On the drive into Haulover, there was an underpass and we'd bomb the underpass on out skateboards and skid out just before hitting the bottom. We would do 360s and multiple 360s and handstands on skateboards. That was at the start of it, of skateboarding. We'd get skate and surf magazines and dream of going to California. That's what drew me to California.

"The waves weren't that big in Miami, but we had big ideas. Maybe our self-perception was bigger than the waves. So I went out to be a surfer. But as we all know, I became a musician instead.

"I went out with a surfboard, art supplies and an ounce of weed."

The darkness in the new Jane's album, The Great Escape Artist, and final advice from Perry:
"Jane's has a lot of happiness but under the happiness there has always been darkness. If you want to be on the inside of darkness, you'll find there's happiness in there just like there's happiness in this record.

"Sometimes you have a bit of a hangnail. You pick it and it hurts but it feels good. That's what this record sounds like to me.

"It feels good to be in that darkness and to embrace it. Embrace the darkness!"

Jane's Addiction with The Duke Spirit. Friday, May 18. Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. The show starts at 8:30 p.m. and tickets cost $45.50 and $65.50 plus fees via livenation.com. Visit fillmoremb.com.

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hydro wrote:
Surfing, Pinball, and Weed: Perry Farrell on His Teen Years in Miami
By B. Caplan Fri., May 18 2012 at 8:00 AM
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Great article! :cool:
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Post by Mike » Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:26 pm

Jane's Addiction Says "Fuck No!" to Shirts, "Fuck Yeah!" to Miami at The Fillmore

By B. Caplan Sat., May 19 2012 at 4:00 PM
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Jane's Addiction
With The Duke Spirit
Fillmore Miami Beach
Friday, May 18, 2012


Better Than: Remembering that Ritual de lo Habitual came out in 1990.

Jane's Addiction doesn't so much play a concert as put on a party. For frontman Perry Farrell, who spent his teen years just a few surf breaks up from the Fillmore Miami Beach, Friday night's show was a homecoming blowout.

"People tell bands that it's not a good idea to come to Miami," he told the crowd. "Well, they're fucking liars."

The party began long before the show did, with a scaled down version of the carnival that used to accompany the traveling version of Lollapalooza. On-site tattoo artists helped make the freaks and weirdos freakier and weirder. A magician did tricks while muttering things that even made the ladies in leather pants blush.

Even before the lights went down, the crowd was already cheering. A curtain dropped, showing off two extremely large wooden carvings of naked women. And the audience howled. Later, during the show, when strobes hit the statues from different angles, the women would appear to dance like the tattoos on a sailor's forearm when he flexes his fist.

The band squeezed a huge sound out of just three instruments and vocals -- in no small part due to the virtuosity of guitarist Dave Navarro and drummer Stephen Perkins. Close your eyes and you would've sworn that there were two guitarists and two drummers. But open them and you would've seen just one of each.

As for Farrell, this is what 53 looks like? He did jump kicks from the drum riser, performed spins in his unbuttoned waistcoat, and lunged all night like a cobra. Not to mention, his wail was just as fine as ever.

Perry also seemed ecstatic to be back home in Miami, bounding around the stage with a bottle of red wine in hand and peppering the show with memories of Miami.

"When I was a young man growing up in North Miami Beach," he said, "I fell in with a bad crowd. They surfed, they got high, and being the young one hanging out with older guys, they made me break into some houses. I do apologize if I took your television."

Farrell told stories of sneaking into concerts by climbing up drainpipes and climbing in through open windows, of getting together with old friends earlier in the day to reminisce about driving to Tampa to see Led Zeppelin.

He thanked our city for teaching him how to get high. Then, after accepting a joint from an audience member, a slow pillar of smoke rose from Farrell's upturned mouth. The higher it stretched, the louder the cheers.

Of the fifteen songs played, only three came from the new Jane's Addiction album, The Great Escape Artist. And with the exception of the band's late classic single from 2003, "Just Because," everything else played at the Fillmore came from its original three-album run.

Not that anyone complained. Even honeymooning couples stepping out of the cab at a Sandals resort don't get this excited about steel drums, in this case signifying the imminence of "Jane Says."

As though to temper the downshift in rockage, the steel drums were brought out along with a large taxidermied bear in attack position. But the bear was just one of a cavalcade of strange characters, including a brutalized robotic nanny pushing a pram and a spindly slam-dancing rooster.

Two dancers in bondage gear, one of whom is Farrell's wife, swung from swings and whipped each other astride a bench throughout the evening. Screens showed glitchy video loops of vintage sex and drug films.

Twice, videos played while the band left the stage. Why? Perhaps to give Dave Navarro time to do some super squats, tear the cellophane off a new pack of cigarettes, and pop into the Exxxotica 2012 expo at the Miami Beach Convention Center next door. A mystery, for sure.

Oh, and Jane's Addiction is a band that is staunchly anti-shirt. Farrell made a brave showing of at least keeping his waistcoat on for a few songs before going topless. It's possible, however, that Navarro suffers from a condition that makes non-leather clothing dissolve upon contact with his skin. (Stay strong, David!) Even the band's lighting tech went bare (and headbanged harder than just about anyone in the theater).

But while Jane's Addiction may be anti-shirt, they're sure as hell pro-fun.

Critic's Notebook

Personal Bias: Though others disagree, we've always felt that it has been wearing shirts in public that has held us back from worldwide acclaim.

Perry Farrell, Storyteller:
"They said, 'You coming with us?'
"I said, 'Where you going?'
"'Fucking get in the car.'
"I was doing pretty well until I got caught stealing."

In the crowd: A man in whiteface, a handlebar mustache, and a mortician's suit leading a chain gang of shackled young women to the bar.



Opening Band: For more on the opening band, The Duke Spirit, stay tuned for a separate account of their 36 hours in Miami.


Jane's Addiction's Setlist:
-"Underground"
-"Mountain Song"
-"Just Because"
-"Been Caught Stealing"
-"Ain't No Right"
-"Ted, Just Admit It..."
-"Twisted Tales"
-"Classic Girl"
-"Jane Says"
-"Chip Away"
-"Up the Beach"
-"Ocean Size"
-"Three Days"

Encore:
-"End to the Lies"
-"Stop!"
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