Dinosaur Found In West
Dinosaur Jr. has wrapped its return as a band – over in the U.K., that is. Now the trio of J. Mascis, Emmett Jefferson “Murph” Murphy III and Lou Barlow have announced they’ll be launching a string of West Coast dates, starting off at the House of Blues in Las Vegas August 13.
The alternative rockers were a critics’ darling before they disbanded 15 years ago, and Mascis changed the landscape of guitar heroes. Instead of a stack of Marshalls a mile high, Mascis set up a variety of amplifiers across the stage, with enough cable to run the Eastern Seaboard.
Dinosaur Jr. debuted, again, at Hollywood’s Spaceland in April, and their three albums were recently re-released on Merge Records.
The band visits San Diego, Anaheim, Hollywood, San Francisco, Portland (Ore.) and Seattle. The last date on the books is the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver August 22. We’ll bet dollars to donuts, though, that this isn’t the last we’ll hear of them.