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Watch Dinosaur Jr. Perform With Johnny Marr, Frank Black, Kim Gordon, Lee Ranaldo, Tommy Stinson, & More In NYC

On Saturday night, Dinosaur Jr. played a big show at New York’s Terminal 5 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their album You’re Living All Over Me. They started out the show by playing the album in full, and then they went on to play another set full of special guests. Johnny Marr sat i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 3, 2012 - 12:01 pm

Hear J Mascis On Marc Maron’s WTF

Dinosaur Jr. guitar-mauler J Mascis is, infamously, probably the single worst interview in all of high-profile indie rock; he’s diffident, taciturn, and quiet, and he always gives off an air of vague perplexity that anyone would give a shit what he had to say about anything. Meanwhile, comedian and podcaster Marc Maron is one of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 26, 2012 - 2:32 pm

Let’s All Imagine A World Where J Mascis Joined Nirvana

Shaggy Dinosaur Jr. guitar wizard J Mascis is a notoriously flaky and reticent interview subject, so maybe that explains why he’s kept a deeply fascinating life episode to himself for the past couple of decades. But in a recent interview, Mascis mentions offhandedly that Kurt Cobain once extended Mascis an invitation to join Nirvana. Let’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 4, 2012 - 11:59 am

Stream Dinosaur Jr. I Bet On Sky

Right now, Dinosaur Jr. are enjoying one of the greatest second acts in the history of American indie rock. Ever since reforming in 2005, they’ve been operating at a level way higher than anyone expects from a reunited heritage acts; their recent albums Beyond and Farm can absolutely hang with their peak-era material. They’re about… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 10, 2012 - 3:18 pm

Dinosaur Jr., Electric Flower Group @ Belly Up, Solana Beach 9/6/12

After an ear splitting performance at the FYF Festival, Dinosaur Jr. headed down south to the Belly Up in Solana Beach for a full set as they prepare to release their new album I Bet On Sky. Few concerts reach the decibel levels like Dinosaur Jr. The triple towered guitar stack attack of J. Masci… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / September 7, 2012 - 4:31 pm

Report & Photos From FYF Fest 2012

Ever since I was old enough to complain, my dad took great pleasure in the act of dragging my always-resistant ass to music festivals. A summer full of glorious music for him meant a summer full of unstifled groans from me. His taste in music back then — folk, folk, and nothing but folk –… More »

By: Aaron Lariviere / September 4, 2012 - 4:52 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I haven’t been charting it or anything, but I’ve been writing these lists for the better part of a year now, and despite a few slow weeks, they seem to get better all the time. So here’s something to chew on: We could be living through a new golden era of the music video, eve… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 24, 2012 - 10:45 am

Dinosaur Jr. – “Watch The Corners” Video (Feat. Tim Heidecker)

Dinosaur Jr. go the Funny Or Die route for their new video for “Watch The Corners.” The band themselves only show up in digitally blurred cameo form. Instead, we see the story of a teenage girl who works at a supermarket and falls in with a bad boy who turns everything he touches into digital… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 21, 2012 - 11:07 am

Watch J Mascis Interviewed By Portlandia’s Feminist Bookstore Lady

J Mascis is god, but he’s also a notoriously difficult interview; he’s known for being reticent and awkward and prickly. But maybe that’s just the milieu of the exchange? Maybe he’d be a bit more comfortable talking to someone not necessarily concerned with professional demeanor? Here, Candace, of Portland’s fine feminist bookstore Women & Wome… More »

By: Michael Nelson / August 7, 2012 - 12:34 pm

Dinosaur Jr. Albums From Worst To Best

Of all the bands closely associated with The Year Punk Broke, Dinosaur Jr. is simultaneously amongst the most enduring and enigmatic.

Singer, principal songwriter, and lead guitarist J Mascis was an introverted frontman with autocratic tendencies. Original bass player Lou Barlow was a sensitive, thin-skinned songwriting talent of his own, whose personality clashed… More »

By: Timothy Bracy And Elizabeth Bracy / August 3, 2012 - 12:43 pm

Dinosaur Jr. – “Watch The Corners”

Today, Dinosaur Jr. came through with the first single for the forthcoming I Bet On Sky, signifying the group’s third new release since 2007. The track, “Watch The Corners,” is a song that hones in on a clear-headed melody more than their most famous stuff, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for a little… More »

By: Corban Goble / June 29, 2012 - 11:53 am

Dinosaur Jr. I Bet On Sky Details

Ever since reforming the original lineup back in 2005, Dinosaur Jr. have proven to be a huge exception to the rule that reunited bands can’t recapture the old magic. Back in the day, we always heard stories that these guys hated each other, but they’ve once again become a ridiculously consistent touring unit, and they’ve… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 13, 2012 - 10:56 am

Stream The Electronic Anthology Project of Dinosaur Jr. (Stereogum Exclusive)

A couple years ago, Built To Spill bassist Brett Nelson launched the Electronic Anthology Project, a passion project that reimagined Built To Spill’s songs through the aesthetic of New Wave bands like Talk Talk and Men Without Hats. The record contained all new vocal tracks from Built To Spill frontman Doug Martsch. Now, The ElectronicMore »

By: Corban Goble / April 16, 2012 - 10:24 am

Heavy Blanket – “Dr. Marten’s Blues”

When he’s not leading Dinosaur Jr., legendary indie-rock axe-wrecker J Mascis likes to keep himself busy with extracurricular projects. His latest is the instrumental power-trio Heavy Blanket, which also includes his old high-school friends Pete Cougar and Johnny Pancake. They’ll release their self-titled debut soon. Below, listen to “Dr. Marten’s Blues,” which sounds like the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 27, 2012 - 3:31 pm

J. Mascis Gets A Bobblehead

Nerd culture collides again for Aggronautix’s new bobblehead, facsimile of J. Mascis. There is some precedent for this. But they’re thinking big this time.

J is accurately sculpted right down to the big ole glasses, rockin’ riff grip, and signature silver mane that features REAL DOLL HAIR — a first for Aggronautix! More »

By: Corban Goble / January 20, 2012 - 1:45 pm

Dinosaur Jr., Pierced Arrows @ The Music Box, Hollywood 12/14/11

If you happen to own a Fender Jazzmaster and a Big Muff distortion pedal, odds are Dinosaur Jr. rank high in your music collection. Touring in support of their 1988 fuzz bomb masterpiece Bug, Dinosaur Jr. were interviewed by fellow SST records labelmate Henry Rollins prior to their performance of Bug in its entirety. While… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / December 16, 2011 - 12:38 pm

J Mascis – “I’ve Been Thinking”

Earlier this year, Dinosaur Jr. main man J Mascis released Several Shades Of Why, a solo album full of gorgeously weary acoustic shreddage. “I’ve Been Thinking,” the song we’ve got up for download below, would fit perfectly on that album, but it’s not there. Instead, it’s the b-side of a new 7″ single version of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 14, 2011 - 2:51 pm

Our Band Could Be Your Life Tribute @ Bowery Ballroom, NYC 5/22/11

It’s ten years since Michael Azerrad first published his defining DIY ’80s scene portrait Our Band Could Be Your Life, which covered an independent music culture that changed irrevocably a decade before that with the release of Nevermind. Round anniversaries make apt opportunities for retrospectives, and in the case of Our Band, this year ha… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 23, 2011 - 10:01 am

80 Other Bands With Official Sneakers

Last week the Animal Collective bros released an official mixtape for their new … sneakers. That is a thing now. Gotta keep fans on their toes (ouch, sorry). The shoes which you can see here benefit the Socorro island Conservation Fund, and they are cruelty free, except to your eyes.

I did some… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 6, 2011 - 12:31 pm

Watch Ted Leo Interview Michael Stipe, J Mascis, Liz Phair & Other SXSW Luminaries

SXSW 2011 came and went — we have the portraits to prove it — but it doesn’t mean those days in Austin aren’t still spitting out worthwhile mementos… Like Fred Armisen before him, Ted Leo interviewed a bunch of folks while he was down in Austin. Unlike Armisen, he takes it fairly seriously, a seriousne… More »

By: brandon / March 29, 2011 - 5:47 pm