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Dinosaur Jr. | I Bet On Sky

It's hard to believe, but Dinosaur Jr. released their debut 27 years ago.
Jagjaguwar Records (2012)
By JAY BREITLING  |  September 14, 2012
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On to greener pastures

GRAND HOTEL 's new video for "Sakura" renews the best possible premise for a music video: two adult males driving a golf cart through inappropriate terrain (see Dinosaur Jr.'s "Feel the Pain").
Wax Tablet
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  April 27, 2012
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Six Star General and the Blood Moons hit the vinyl

It was another year and another 20 or so releases from 75orLess, the Warren-based independent label run by Mark MacDougall, which cleaned up in our Best Music Poll, with 75orLess artists voted victorious in nine categories.
Spin the black circle
By CHRIS CONTI  |  January 20, 2012
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Sebadoh | Bakesale [Reissue]

Generally, Lou Barlow's sad-sack lyrics and confused-young-man shtick are most potent to the young and overemotional. But compared to 1996's Harmacy , Barlow's maudlin tendencies are relatively reined in throughout Bakesale's 15 straightforward rockers
Sub Pop (2011)
By GARRET MARTIN  |  July 01, 2011

Dinosaur Jr. at Port City Music Hall, June 20

Henry Rollins is the George Thorogood of punk rock. He has the appearance and credentials of someone bad to the bone, but in practice, he's pure establishment.
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By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  June 24, 2011
In the triumphant 6/17 issue: Best Music Poll victors, Oxy Morons, and Teflon Deval on a winning streak

In the triumphant 6/17 issue: Best Music Poll victors, Oxy Morons, and Teflon Deval on a winning streak


It's been one hell of week for Boston -- a Stanley cup victory, a parade that drew over a million people. So, too, has it...
By Kevin Sviokla  |  June 20, 2011


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Rollins to interrogate Dinosaurs

It's always exciting when an iconic band play Portland, but Dinosaur Jr.'s Port City Music Hall show Monday night brings some additional curiosities.
Inviting inquiry
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  June 17, 2011
Interview with Dinousar Jr. frontman

Everyone loves Dinosaur Jr.'s Bug except J Mascis

For Dinosaur Jr., an achingly melody-fueled power trio formed from the ashes of several Amherst-area hardcore bands in 1984, the pursuit of awesome came at the price of happiness, harmony, and ultimately the band itself.
No fun
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  June 17, 2011
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Get ready to ramble: 21 shows you need to see before September

Every summer, in addition to swarms of mosquitoes and fanny-packed tourists, New England hosts a massive invasion of live music.  
One solid summer
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  June 10, 2011
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Lou Barlow talks the talk

He may have been born in Dayton, Ohio and settled down in Los Angeles, but for a lot of us, Lou Barlow will always be a Western Mass kid.
The Sebadoh frontman on life, love, and J.
By MATT PARISH  |  March 25, 2011
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Sebadoh return to the scene they helped invent

Some things just don't go as planned, though you can't say that would surprise you if you've been listening to Lou Barlow's music for any fraction of the past 25 years.
Endless road
By MATT PARISH  |  March 25, 2011


48 Hour Music Festival at SPACE Gallery, February 19

The third annual 48 Hour Music Festival led off with Charlemagne, a lurching prog-pop unit that offered one of the most indie-friendly sets of the night, sounding a bit like Built to Spill or Dinosaur Jr., but with odd time arrangements.
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By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  February 25, 2011
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Mouth of Flowers in Full Effect

Devotees of mid-'90s indie/post-hardcore/ CMJ -approved alt-rock have been feeling the love the past few years.
Petal to the metal
By CHRIS CONTI  |  February 18, 2011
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Slideshow: Doomstar gives out amateur tattoos

Punk trio Doomstar administer ink to Phoenix music writer P. Nick Curran; read his story about his experience and watch the video  here .
The Phoenix 's P. Nick Curran gets ink from Doomstar
By SYLVIA KIM  |  February 11, 2011
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Legacy act

What does it say about the current scene when the standard full rock band of two guitars, bass, and drums can seem novel?
Mean Creek look forward to a long road
By P. NICK CURRAN  |  June 05, 2010
The Absolut Top 101 WFNX Artists of All Time #81: Dinosaur Jr.

The Absolut Top 101 WFNX Artists of All Time #81: Dinosaur Jr.


You can vote for your favorite artists & check out the countdown so far right here!  #81 - Dinosaur Jr. Number 81 comes from one of...
By MorningIntern  |  May 10, 2010


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SXSW 2010: The band who wasn't there

This past Saturday around noon, about a dozen of us were cracking our first Lone Stars of the day at Peckerheads, one of scores of dimly daylit venues lining Austin’s teeming Sixth Street.
Beach Fossils, Tanlines, Best Coast, and a wave of minimalism at SXSW
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  March 26, 2010
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Photos: Dinosaur Jr. live at the Middle East

Dinosaur Jr., live at the Middle East downstairs, October 2, 2009
Dinosaur Jr., live at the Middle East downstairs, October 2, 2009
By NELLIE SWEET  |  October 09, 2009
Dueling Dinos: Dinosaur Jr., Night Two

Dueling Dinos: Dinosaur Jr., Night Two


 Okay, so the photo is from Friday, but still. More photos here. On Saturday night, J Mascis and Co. took the stage with unassuming glory,...
By Daniel Brockman  |  October 05, 2009

Dueling Dinos: Dinosaur Jr at the Middle East, Night One


The best compliment I can give the Dinosaur Jr. reunion is that I no longer find its greatness unusual. After almost five years, it's no...
By Ryan Stewart  |  October 03, 2009
Sunday is Mission of Burma Day in Boston

Sunday is Mission of Burma Day in Boston


 As you can see above, this Sunday, the day Mission of Burma plays a free show at MIT with special-guest openers Eula, the city of...
By Ryan Stewart  |  October 02, 2009


October already!

Only 11 weeks and counting of Christmas shopping remain, so head out to some budget-friendly shows in the meantime.
Folk + blues + noise + alt-pop + Mr. Young
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 02, 2009

Me, myself, and I

I have a theory that musical trios are as cursed as any non-musical threesome. Alliances of two against one and ego imbalances are inevitable. Dinosaur Jr. were able to reconcile, but here are three archetypical power trios who just couldn't keep it tog
Three ill-fated trios
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  October 02, 2009
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Beauty in the beast

"When J switched to guitar [from drums], he wanted to feel that same power. and the only way he could do that was to be, like, super loud. . . ."
Dinosaur Jr. are much happier people now
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  October 02, 2009
MP3 of the Week: Cassavettes, "Ordinary Girls"

MP3 of the Week: Cassavettes, "Ordinary Girls"


 Americana rockers CASSAVETTES, who differentiate themselves from this guy by spelling their name with two Ts, have been well-regarded in this town for some time...
By Ryan Stewart  |  September 28, 2009
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Dinosaur Jr. | Farm

The much ballyhoo'd resurrection of the original Dino lineup a few years ago — with bassist/crybaby Lou Barlow and laconic-to-the-point-of-sometimes-seeming-retarded-or-maybe-dead frontman J Mascis burying the axe — saw the faithful turn ecstatic at the
Jagjaguwar (2009)
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  July 17, 2009


Dinosaur Jr. kick off national tour . . . on the Cape!

Dinosaur Jr. kick off national tour . . . on the Cape!


When it comes to alternative-rock reunions that don't suck, Boston's had a string of comebacks (Mission of Burma, Pixies, Lemonhea-- . . . uh, Throwing...
By Carly Carioli  |  June 22, 2009
Dinosaur Jr. premiere a new song

Dinosaur Jr. premiere a new song


We're not sure where we first heard the phrase "J. R. R. Tokin'" to refer to stoners who also love fantasy, but never has it seemed more appropriate than when looking at the cover art for the new Dinosaur Jr. album, Farm

But that's not important right now. What is important is that we can now hear two new songs from Farm, and, as of today, we can download one of those songs, "I Want You To Know," from either the band's site or Jagjaguwar's official site. And it is quite awesome. 2007's Beyond, the band's first album with its &q
By Ryan Stewart  |  April 30, 2009

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Unextinct

The convo is already off to a bumpy start with one Lou Barlow of Dinosaur Jr., phoning in from his Los Angeles residence at 10:30 am PST.
Dinosaur Jr. will roam the earth forever
By CHRIS CONTI  |  March 31, 2009
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Heavy flow

I was a little dismayed last week when I dropped into Doomstar!'s Central Square rehearsal space
Doomstar! let it all come naturally
By MATT PARISH  |  March 03, 2009