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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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »