Posted in music | pictures on March 20, 2009

photos by James Trevenen


As suspected, the reunited lineup of Jane's Addiction took the stage at the annual Playboy Rock the Rabbit party in Austin last night (3/19).

In a move that was either pure coincidence or pure brilliance, the Playboy bash was held in an empty grocery store attached to a slightly skeevy strip mall in a decidedly unsafe area of Austin. It's difficult to think of a more perfect setting for Jane's tawdry, tarty rock (the bevy of Bunnies parading around the party were a nice touch too). Whether it was due to the joy of feeling at home, or the joy of playing music together again, Jane's came out feisty, fiery and fierce.

On this night, there were no selections from Jane's softer side, just plenty of pummel, from opening number "Three Days" to the incredibly raucous set-closer "Stop!" Showing a swagger that only the best bands possess, Jane's threw haymakers, with guitarist Dave Navarro pulling solo after solo out of his axe, frontman Perry Farrell patrolling and posing, and the reformed rhythm section of Avery and drummer Stephen Perkins remaining in lockstep.

Songs like "Standing in the Shower ... Thinking" (during which Farrell patted his crotch dry with a towel, then tossed it into the crowd), "Ted, Just Admit It ..." and a particularly massive "Ocean Size" sent the crowd into hysterics -- there was even some crowd surfing, which sent the Bunnies scattering -- and showcased a band still very much at the top of its game. Navarro and Farrell shared a smooch, Avery and Perkins exchanged knowing nods, and frankly, it was as if those 17 years never happened. [MTV]

Metallica plays a more-official SXSW party tonight (3/20) at Stubb's. Kanye West is rumored to appear as the guest at the FADER House where Kanye's label GOOD Music is having a showcase (makes sense). More pictures from the Playboy party below...



Comments (18)

No pics of Eric A???
What gives?

Posted by Anonymous | March 20, 2009 2:52 PM

cannot fucking wait for jones beach

Posted by Anonymous | March 20, 2009 2:54 PM

keep coasting, Perry

Posted by Anonymous | March 20, 2009 4:16 PM

Mark Mothersbaugh at Playboy party ... yes, fella, we are devo.

Posted by Anonymous | March 20, 2009 4:39 PM

Go back to your rich fucking houses, Navarro and Farrell ...SXSW .. Burn outs

Posted by Anonymous | March 20, 2009 9:50 PM

No pics of Eric A???
What gives?

Posted by Ligtv izle | March 21, 2009 7:13 AM

You must be kidding Anonymous 9:50. You're sore because they have nice houses? Grow up, man.

Posted by Anon | March 21, 2009 10:22 AM

Someone get Navarro a shirt already.

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2009 1:02 PM

This makes me very excited for the NIN/JA tour can we all just stop forgetting Dave's TV work and all start remembering what a great guitar player he is

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2009 5:34 PM

nin sucks

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2009 6:20 PM

If this bill were abbreviated the other way around (JA/NIN), it would be one letter short of YES/NO in German!

Posted by | March 22, 2009 6:36 PM

No one commented on the hotties yet? What the hell?

Posted by I'd hit those | March 22, 2009 6:38 PM

9:50 is right 10:22. SXSW is no place for corporate rock like NIN, Navarro, and Farrell.
10:22 go back to your rich fucking house with them!

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2009 7:55 AM

cool I like metalica

Posted by ex back | March 23, 2009 7:57 AM

i'm holding out for the Psi Com reunion.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2009 9:34 AM

Pics of Kenan Bell but no mention of Kenan Bell?

Posted by sddialedin | March 23, 2009 9:52 PM

Hit it.
Hit it.
Hit it.
Hit it.
Hit it.
Not hit it.
Hit it.
Hit it.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2009 10:18 PM

Check out this signed janes addiction poster competition that i found. Worth a look

Posted by jon | June 23, 2009 3:29 AM

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