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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 rock stars. We polled dozens of notable musicians about their favorite Radiohead songs, and this is how they responded. More »

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 a homeless model (?) to the stage to accept the award. Immediately afterward, Beyoncé, whose “Drunk In Love” video was nominated and lost, came to the stage to give a… More »

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 really pretty, gentle way), a relatively young band taking a step forward, and — perhaps most excitingly — the top three slots are all taken by artists who have yet… More »

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

Timothy Showalter has been releasing haunted, personal folk-rock as Strand Of Oaks for years, and now he's ready to move up in the world with…
Tom Breihan | April 15, 2014 - 12:10 pm

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…
Tom Breihan | April 11, 2014 - 8:55 am
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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…
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.
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…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | November 19, 2013 - 3:54 pm
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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…
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…
Amrit Singh | July 31, 2013 - 11:32 am
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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,…
Amrit Singh | July 30, 2013 - 10:49 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | July 15, 2013 - 11:31 am
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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…
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…
Liz Pelly | May 19, 2013 - 11:55 am
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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…
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 Brownstei…
Claire Lobenfeld | January 23, 2013 - 2:08 pm
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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…
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…
Tom Breihan | October 4, 2012 - 11:59 am
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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…
Michael Nelson | August 7, 2012 - 12:34 pm
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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’…
Corban Goble | July 9, 2012 - 2:15 pm
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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…
Corban Goble | April 16, 2012 - 10:24 am
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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…
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.
Corban Goble | January 20, 2012 - 1:45 pm
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