Joel Gion

For fans of the Brian Jonestown Massacre (and viewers of the documentary DiG!), the name Joel Gion is a familiar one. As the band’s tambourine man, Gion was a piece of the chaotic puzzle that was BJM. Nowadays, Gion is at the helm of a more peaceful psychedelic rock band: the Dilettantes. Even his Playlist, which pays homage to the 40th anniversary of the Summer of Love, reflects a calmer, more loving ideology. Put on your love beads and catch it when the San Francisco-based band plays at the Press Club this Monday.

1. “Daily Nightly”
by the Monkees (from Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd.)

2. “Sunny South Kensington”
by Donovan (from Mellow Yellow)

3. “Dhun (Dadra and Fast Teental)”
by Ravi Shankar (from At the Monterey International Pop Festival)

4. “Going Nowhere”
by Moby Grape (from Moby Grape ‘69)

5. “Visions of Johanna”
by Bob Dylan (from No Direction Home: The Soundtrack)