Posts Tagged ‘Dinosaur Jr’

Lotsa Pop Losers Festival: An Oral History

The Lotsa Pop Losers festival was held in Bethesda, Md., and Washington, D.C. on October 26 and 27, 1991. Jointly sponsored by local labels Simple Machines, Teen-Beat, and Slumberland, the event served as a showcase for some of the more pop-oriented indie-rock bands active on the East Coast, pulling together bands from New York, Boston, [...]

Arts Roundup: Indulj Shut Down Edition

Three men shot and injured outside U Street NW's Indulj nightclub early Monday morning; Police Chief Cathy Lanier shuts down the club for 96 hours [AP via WJLA]
Shakespeare Theatre Company's lawsuit against its landlord moves forward another step [The BLT]
Clinton Yates: WPFW has been gentrified [The Root D.C.]
Backstage Inc. at risk: The beloved Barracks Row [...]

Photos: Dinosaur Jr @ Black Cat

Some bands say they play loud; some may claim to be the loudest. I wonder if those bands have seen Dinosaur Jr.
At Thursday's sold-out show at Black Cat, J. Mascis, Lou Barlow, and Murph brought walls upon walls of Marshall amplifiers. Anyone standing near the club's house speakers would have been in for a world of [...]

Erica Bruce’s Top 10 Concerts of 2011, in Photos

Wild Flag @ Black Cat
We covered a lot of music in pictures this year, but some truly stood out.

Henry Rollins Is a Fucking Columnist

Washington's favorite rage-fueled polymath—and really, is there a better kind of polymath?—Henry Rollins has been on the road with Dinosaur Jr. as the band revisits Bug, with Rollins serving as on-stage interviewer as the band dives into the history behind the wonderfully scuzzy 1988 album. Rollins, the singer-storyteller-actor-DJ-television host, is also a contributor to LA Weekly, [...]

Photos: Dinosaur Jr. Plays Bug at 9:30 Club

Dinosaur Jr. played the whole of their 1988 album Bug at the 9:30 Club Saturday night. They had one opening act—the Keith Morris-fronted OFF!—but they also opened for themselves, sitting on stools while fellow '80s hero Henry Rollins interviewed them about Bug and the events that surrounded it. It was a powerful evening, from the size [...]

Saturday: Dinosaur Jr. and Henry Rollins Dissect Bug at 9:30 Club

Bug is the last record you'd expect Dinosaur Jr. to dissect on stage. The seminal indie rock band's original lineup broke up during the 1988 album's supporting tour—a split that lasted until 2005 when the band reformed on good-enough terms. The resurrected partnership has toured and produced two strong albums, and now the group is exhuming Bug, [...]

Leak Proof: The Black Lips, Dinosaur Jr, Four Tet/Burial

The Black Lips (feat. Gza): "The Drop I Hold"
Basically just the same borderline-hilarious 36 Chambers homage that appeared on the Black Lips most recent record, 200 Million Thousand, except there's a verse from Wu-Tang's Gza smooshed onto the end. "A simple word from Black Lips that sink ships before I fire off one that give [...]