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Dinosaur Jr. at 4Knots Music Festival 2014

By Will Oliver, July 16th 2014 — with 1 comment

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Dinosaur Jr.
were the headliner at the 4Knots Music Festival this year and filled the role with all the levels of prestige that you would come to expect. By the time they took the stage, the crowd had reached its peak, completely filling up the South Street Seaport of every space that it had to offer.

The band offered a sharp set of all their classic songs, which included their always welcome cover of The Cure’s “Just Like Heaven.” Their performance was a reminder of why rock and roll will always live on. Seeing three older guys put their all on the stage for us, rocking just as hard as they did in their glory days, is always something to treasure.

They don’t make them quite like Dinosaur Jr. anymore, but hey, we are lucky enough to still have them around.
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[new]: Dinosaur Jr. – Watch The Corners

By Will Oliver, June 29th 2012

Dinosaur Jr. is back with a new single titled “Watch The Corners”. It’s off their new album I Bet On Sky.

It’s a call-back to the great indie rock bands of the 80s/90s that just aren’t around these days. Guitar riffs like these are something the world could use more of. Stream the song over at Rolling Stone, who have the exclusive premiere. I Bet On Sky comes out September 18 via Jagjaguwar.

Hit the jump to find tour dates as well as the album art/tracklist.
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[NEW] Dinosaur Jr. – I Want You To Know

By Will Oliver, April 30th 2009 — with 2 comments

Dinosaur Jr. are still rocking out. They are still making great music and trippy album covers. They are about to release their new album ‘Farm’ on June 23rd. Check out the album art:

Gotta love it! The band has given us our first real taste of the album via the song ‘I Want You To Know’. It is really cool to hear 80’s/90’s rock music in 2009. This is a great, great track. But what else would you expect from Dinosaur Jr.?

[mp3] : Dinosaur Jr. – I Want You To Know

J Mascis at Newport Folk Festival 2015

By Will Oliver, October 26th 2015

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When not keeping busy making ear drums ring with Dinosaur Jr., frontman J Mascis keeps busy with solo records of his own.

Last year he released his most recent solo album Tied to a Star via Sub Pop. Even with the solo material, his short but efficient set featured Dinosaur Jr. songs such as “Little Fury Things,” as well as special covers such as Mazzy Star’s “Fade Into You,” and The Cure’s “Just Like Heaven.”

Find some more photos from his Newport performance posted below.
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Over the years you can always rely on 4Knots Festival (as well as the Siren Music Festival before the change) to book some great classic rock bands. Last year we got Dinosaur Jr. and one of the headliners this year was Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks.

It was my frist time seeing Malkmus play in any capacity, a little bit of redemption after missing Pavement’s reunion shows thanks to college, although that one will always hurt. But it was great to see the master at work, effortlessly breezing through his catalog, including his latest effort, Wig Out at Jagbags, which Matador released last year.

Find some more photos from their 4Knots performance posted below.
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J Mascis – Wide Awake (Feat. Cat Power)

By Will Oliver, September 3rd 2014 — with 1 comment

J Mascis - Tied To A Star

Last week Dinosaur Jr. frontman J Mascis released his new album Tied To A Star via Sub Pop. One of the album highlights is “Wide Awake,” a love-sick duet with Chan Marshall, a.k.a. Cat Power.

It features a sensitive sounding Mascis who sings over a gently finger picked acoustic guitar. Marshall’s vocals come in and the two delight in an entrancing fashion showing all kinds of emotional vulnerability. I never would have seen this collaboration coming, but I’m very glad that it exists.

Stream “Wide Awake” below.
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J Mascis – Every Morning

By Will Oliver, June 26th 2014

J Mascis - Tied To A Star
Later this summer Dinosaur Jr. frontman J Mascis will release a new solo album called Tied To A Star.

The album will feature some guest contributors such as Cat Power and Mark Mulcahy. He’s shared a new song from the album titled “Every Morning” that is just about as classic J Mascis as one can hope for. It’s available to stream below.
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