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33 Musicians Discuss Their Favorite Radiohead Songs

From star-studded guest lists to an audible influence on several generations of bands, Radiohead's fan base has always included quite a few of their fellow…
Stereogum | March 10, 2015 - 10:42 am
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

At Sunday night's VMAs, MTV awarded its Video Of The Year trophy to Miley Cyrus' butt-naked tearsploitation Terry Richardson vision "Wrecking Ball," and Miley brought…
Tom Breihan | August 29, 2014 - 11:04 am
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The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

This week's 5 Best Songs cover a pretty big age range, career-wise. We've got the old guard still kicking ass and taking names (in a…
Stereogum | August 1, 2014 - 4:12 pm
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More J Mascis stories

The National Reveal Massive Grateful Dead Tribute Tracklist Feat. The War On Drugs, Jenny Lewis, Flaming Lips, & Many More

The long-gestating Grateful Dead compilation album curated by Aaron and Bryce Dessner of the National will at last be released this May. The comp is…
Michelle Laggan | March 17, 2016 - 9:59 am
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Jim James, Antony, Courtney Barnett Confirmed For Massive Grateful Dead Covers Comp

The National have been planning a Grateful Dead tribute album for quite some time, and when we profiled the band last year they elaborated a…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | February 12, 2016 - 10:22 am
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Watch Kurt Vile Play “Pretty Pimpin” On Colbert With J Mascis

All week, Dinosaur Jr. have been playing every night at New York's Bowery Ballroom and welcoming a parade of special guests to the stage. One…
Tom Breihan | December 10, 2015 - 8:47 am
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Watch Dinosaur Jr. Cover Neil Young’s “Cortez The Killer” With Kurt Vile

Dinosaur Jr. just kicked off a seven-night run of shows at NYC's Bowery Ballroom in celebration of the 30th anniversary of their debut album, Dinosaur.
Peter Helman | December 4, 2015 - 7:12 pm
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J Mascis & Kim Gordon – “Slow Boy”

J Mascis and Kim Gordon are old friends. They used to live near each other in Amherst, Massachusetts, and they've shared stages a few times.
Tom Breihan | June 8, 2015 - 11:10 am
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Photos: Burgerama Four

Burger Records held their fourth annual Burgerama festival at the Observatory in Santa Ana this past weekend. The two-day fest featured appearances from bands like…
Caitlin White | March 30, 2015 - 12:22 pm

Watch J Mascis Cover Mazzy Star’s “Fade Into You” On Late Night

Back in 2013, Dinosaur Jr. frontman J Mascis released a solo cover of Mazzy Star's 1993 soft-focus torch-song classic "Fade Into You"; it was a…
Tom Breihan | February 5, 2015 - 9:41 am

Watch Sarah Silverman, Andy Samberg, Connie Britton, Many More Celebs Sing Sleater-Kinney’s “No Cities To Love”

Sleater-Kinney still haven't made any music videos for No Cities To Love, the triumphant comeback album that finally arrives next week. Maybe they won't! Why…
Tom Breihan | January 15, 2015 - 12:44 pm
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Sweet Apple – “Reunion” (Feat. Robert Pollard) Video

Dinosaur Jr.'s J Mascis leads the riff-rock side project Sweet Apple, but the band's namesake is Dave Sweetapple, the Witch member who also plays in…
Tom Breihan | October 30, 2014 - 12:05 pm
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Stream The Flaming Lips With A Little Help From My Fwends

The Flaming Lips' much-discussed tribute album to the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is finally here. Like their Dark Side Of The Moon
James Rettig | October 20, 2014 - 9:07 am
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Watch A Cute 10-Year-Old Punk Interview J Mascis

Among rock critics, Dinosaur Jr. frontman J Mascis is notorious for being one of the worst interviews of all time, mostly for his Greg Popovich-like…
Tom Breihan | October 3, 2014 - 11:25 am
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J Mascis – “Every Morning” Video (Feat. Fred Armisen)

You keep thinking Fred Armisen's schedule is so busy that he'll have to stop appearing in random indie rock music videos, but no, he never…
Tom Breihan | August 27, 2014 - 9:33 am

Pink Mountaintops – “Shakedown” (Feat. J Mascis) Video (Stereogum Premiere)

"Shakedown" is a jangly, propulsive, New Wave-influenced highlight from Pink Mountaintops' recent Get Back. Stephen McBean sings about Fascination Street in a voice that could…
Chris DeVille | August 21, 2014 - 10:11 am

Stream J Mascis Tied To A Star

The great Dinosaur Jr. frontman J Mascis is famous for blazing, melodic, eardrum-rupturing, feedback-drenched solos, but his dazed, muttering, tired-of-the-world voice is just as essential…
Tom Breihan | August 18, 2014 - 10:15 am
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Flaming Lips’ Sgt. Pepper’s Tribute Tracklist Revealed: My Morning Jacket, MGMT, Miley Cyrus, Tegan And Sara, J Mascis, More

The Flaming Lips already announced the impending release of With A Little Help From My Fwends, their guest-heavy full-length tribute to the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's
Tom Breihan | August 4, 2014 - 9:48 am
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J Mascis – “Wide Awake” (Feat. Cat Power)

Dinosaur Jr. frontman J Mascis casually announced his new album Tied To A Star on Late Night With Seth Meyers a few months back and…
James Rettig | July 29, 2014 - 7:57 pm
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Sweet Apple – “Let’s Take The Same Plane” Video (Feat. Mike Watt)

J Mascis' band Sweet Apple bring together a lot of alt-rock vets on their new album The Golden Age Of Glitter, as evidenced on the…
Miles Bowe | June 10, 2014 - 11:45 am
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