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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.
Music seen
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
Sweet Apple at the Middle East downstairs

Sweet Apple at the Middle East downstairs


We featured Lou Barlow last week, so it's only fair that we highlight his equally legendary Dinosaur Jr. bandmate J. Mascis and J.'s latest project,...
By Ashley Rigazio  |  August 31, 2010
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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


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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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SXSW 2010 (Saturday): [Photos] J Mascis, Exene Cervenka, and Fucked Up

Photos of J Mascis, Exene Cervenka, and Fucked Up, live at SXSW 2010
Live at SXSW 2010 on March 20, 2010
By KELLY DAVIDSON  |  March 26, 2010

SXSW 2010: Andrew WK bails on J Mascis and Thurston Moore. Plus, J Mascis solo [video]


So . . . bad news first. Remember that THURSTON MOORE - J MASCIS - ANDREW WK supergroup we told you about? Well, um ....
By Carly Carioli  |  March 24, 2010
Dinosaur Jr.'s J Mascis to debut two new bands -- one with Thurston Moore and Andrew W.K. -- at SXSW

Dinosaur Jr.'s J Mascis to debut two new bands -- one with Thurston Moore and Andrew W.K. -- at SXSW


J MASCIS has gone supergroup crazy. The Dinosaur Jr. frontman is taking his latest semi-allstar band (or at least featuring-members-of band) SWEET APPLE to SXSW for...
By Carly Carioli  |  March 11, 2010
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Local heroes, ’09 edition

The Rhode Island music community flourished in 2009, with new full-lengths from the Coming Weak, California Smile, and the pride of Cranston West and official big-leaguers Monty Are I, who released Break Through the Silence in September.
From Suicide Bill & the Liquors to Roz Raskin & the Rice Cakes
By CHRIS CONTI  |  December 25, 2009


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High tide

Newport’s Cliffs & Bangers bring their lightning-rod brand of surf-rock to the 201 this weekend behind their spring ’09 release Short Tracks No Brakes , and the downtown crowd better be prepared for some hair-flailing headbanging.
Thrashing surf-rock from Cliffs & Bangers
By CHRIS CONTI  |  December 04, 2009
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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
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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
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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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Springing ahead

When I asked Chris Daltry just where exactly his acclaimed quintet the 'mericans had been hiding out, the founding father of the rootsy rockers was quick to deflect any insinuation that the Providence group had been slacking.
The 'mericans are comin' back 'round
By CHRIS CONTI  |  March 24, 2009


Portland Music News: March 20, 2009

We got a chance this weekend to finally see ALL THE REAL GIRLS in action and we were certainly impressed,
Sibilance
By PORTLAND MUSIC STAFF  |  March 18, 2009
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Interview: Witch

SONGS FOR THE DEAF AT AS220, COURTESY OF WITCH
Less weed, more speed
By CHRIS CONTI  |  February 18, 2009

Flashbacks - February 24, 2006

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Chris Brook and Jessica McConnell.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
By EDITORIAL  |  October 27, 2008

Stopped, dropped, and rolled

I’d like to thank and commend Adam Reilly for writing about the journalists arrested covering the Republican convention in St. Paul.  
Letters to the Boston editor, October 17, 2008
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  October 16, 2008
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Record reviewers

The problem with these “play your most revered album in full” shows that everyone from Public Enemy to Liz Phair is doing lately is that the correct answer is not always a no-brainer.  
Meat Puppets, Dinosaur Jr, and Built to Spill at the Orpheum, September 27, 2008
By RYAN STEWART  |  October 01, 2008


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Baby fights the blues

Evening slants in over the spires of Harvard, and Juliana Hatfield is watching me across the table.
Juliana Hatfield is still standing. How a hometown guitar hero dodged the bullet, and then wrote a book about it
By JAMES PARKER  |  September 17, 2008
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Heart and soul

The Cranston-based quartet Penrose continues to impress, delivering a fervent set at Lupo’s last Friday. The crew has been busy since they swept two categories in this year’s Best Music Poll.
Penrose and friends bring the heat
By CHRIS CONTI  |  August 20, 2008
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Towns on the edge of darkness

If 2006’s Boys and Girls in America was the Hold Steady’s Born to Run, Stay Positive is their Darkness On the Edge of Town , where the cocksure auteur grows older and less certain of his place in the world.
The Hold Steady explore the shadows on Stay Positive
By MICHAEL ATCHISON  |  July 09, 2008
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Freak scene

It’s been more than a year since Dinosaur Jr. announced they’d be re-forming for the first time since Mascis kicked Barlow out of the band in 1989.
The ongoing saga of Dinosaur Jr.
By MATT ASHARE  |  October 23, 2007
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Night work

Thurston Moore, Eddie Vedder, and Kevin Drew don’t play in the kind of rock bands that privilege streamlined sonics over the expression of individual creative wills.
Thurston Moore, Eddie Vedder, and Kevin Drew go solo
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  September 25, 2007


Play by play


Being an annotated schedule of the guitary greatness on offer at the festival.
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  August 29, 2007
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So wrong they're Righteous

Less than two years into their existence, the Self-Righteous Brothers already have a press kit worth of raves.
These brothers make their own rules
By BRETT MILANO  |  July 25, 2007
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Post-punk pantheon

They were, by definition, misfits.
Daydream Nation  tops our list of 10 landmark albums that made indie rock
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  July 16, 2007
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Tried and true

In a year when every outfit from Smashing Pumpkins to the Police is reuniting, it can be hard to convince people that you never broke up.
Buffalo Tom find their comfort zone
By BRETT MILANO  |  July 03, 2007