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Watch Video From Nirvana & Friends’ Secret Show At Saint Vitus Last Night

Last night, the surviving members of Nirvana made a surprising and awesome decision. On their way into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, those members played the ceremony, with a succession of badass ladies filling in for Kurt Cobain: Joan Jett, Kim Gordon, St. Vincent, Lorde. And after the ceremony, this mutant version of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 11, 2014 - 8:55 am

Sweet Apple – “Wish You Could Stay (A Little Longer)” (Feat. Mark Lanegan) Video + Stream The Golden Age Of Glitter

J Mascis’ band Sweet Apple is kind of a supergroup with two members of Cobra Verde, one from Witch, and on the recent single “Wish You Could Stay,” grunge vet Mark Lanegan. The band-directed video for the song, which appears on the band’s new album The Golden Age Of Glitter, follows each member throwing a… More »

By: Miles Bowe / April 7, 2014 - 11:44 am

Strand Of Oaks – “Goshen ’97” (Feat. J Mascis)

Timothy Showalter has spent the past five or six years traveling this earth playing deeply affecting, unmistakably personal folk-rock under the name Strand Of Oaks. His discography is varied in aesthetic but uniformly powerful, ranging from the ornate fragility of Leave Ruin to the heartrending art-rock of Pope Killdragon to the spare singer-songwriter confessionals of… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 2, 2014 - 10:33 am

Watch Fred Armisen & J Mascis Cover TLC’s “Waterfalls” In Boston

Portlandia’s Fred Armisen has played shows alongside a wide range of talent and we have seen him perform TLC’s “Waterfalls” in the past. Last Friday night, Armisen covered the song again at the Berklee School Of Music with Sixpence None The Richer’s Leigh Nash and J Mascis on guitar. Mascis and Armisen have collaborated o… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / November 19, 2013 - 3:54 pm

J Mascis & Sharon Van Etten – “Prisoners” Video

J Mascis and Sharon Van Etten put a cover out of John Denver’s “Prisoner” this year, and it now comes with this excellent Funny Or Die music video. In the world of this video, it seems like people can just be John Denver in the same way some people on Adult Swim’s excellent Children’s HospitalMore »

By: Miles Bowe / October 8, 2013 - 12:49 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: July 2013

I don’t want to bum anybody out, but summer’s almost over. With an emphasis on almost, meaning anything can still happen (aside from reclaiming that unbridled feeling of summer’s start and infinite possibilities; we’re definitely in the zone of finitude, with all its attendant reminders of our own corporeal mortality, now)! LIVE IT UP! Really. More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 31, 2013 - 11:32 am

Watch J Mascis Sit In With The Roots On Fallon

A pair of prolific lifechampions joined forces last night, when J and Questo and the rest of the Roots jammed on a series of bumpers, walk-on songs, and covers (Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky,” Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs”) on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. A legitimate opportunity to make meme-magic was lost, though, when Jimmy asked… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 30, 2013 - 10:49 am

J Mascis – “Fade Into You” (Mazzy Star Cover)

Dinosaur Jr. frontman and eternal guitar hero J Mascis now has his very own shoe, a collaboration with the L.A. company Keep. It’s purple, with a design on the back that’s made to look like Mascis’s guitar strap, and it comes with a 7″ picture disc from Mascis. On that single, Mascis covers a song… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 15, 2013 - 11:31 am

Watch Mudhoney Perform Live Atop Seattle’s Space Needle

As part of the Silver Jubliee Festival Seattle radio station KEXP has teamed up with Sub Pop to celebrate the label’s 25th anniversary in a truly awesome fashion — live performances on the top of the west cost landmark The Space Needle. The major performance is Mudhoney at 5pm PST, but tune in a little… More »

By: Miles Bowe / July 11, 2013 - 5:27 pm

Watch Fred Armisen’s SNL Farewell With Carrie Brownstein, Kim Gordon, J Mascis, Aimee Mann

It seems Fred Armisen is leaving Saturday Night Live. In addition to two epic Kanye West performances, last night’s episode featured a super-group of indie rock stars joining Armisen on stage for what appeared to be a send-off. Armisen played his punk character Ian Rubbish, leading a band featuring two other departing SNL players Bill… More »

By: Liz Pelly / May 19, 2013 - 11:55 am

J Mascis & Sharon Van Etten – “Prisoners” (John Denver Cover)

The perma-square ’70s folkie John Denver might seem like an odd choice to get the tribute-album treatment. But the man wrote “Leaving On A Jet Plane,” sang with the Muppets, testified against music censorship on the Congressional floor, and danced on the Orioles dugout during the 1983 World Series, so he’s OK with me. And… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 7, 2013 - 9:26 am

Watch Dirty Projectors And J Mascis On Portlandia

Here’s a sneak peek of this Friday’s episode of Portlandia. J Mascis and members of Dirty Projectors perform with a character played by Carrie Brownstein in sketch called “Battle Of The Gentle Bands.” Check it out below. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / January 23, 2013 - 2:08 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

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

Lee Ranaldo Band Feat. J Mascis – “Albatross” (Fleetwood Mac Cover)

The latest track to emerge from the star-studded Fleetwood Mac tribute Just Tell Me That You Want Me is Lee Ranaldo Band and J Mascis’s take on the instrumental “Albatross,” a cover that recasts the original in a cloud of buzzing electric guitars. Hear it at Soundcloud. More »

By: Corban Goble / July 9, 2012 - 2:15 pm

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

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