Monday, January 30, 2012

Dinosaur Jr. Review -

For much of their almost 30-year career, Dinosaur Jr. has been a band that has defied categorization. Though it's tempting to place them in with the angsty post-punk scene that emerged in the mid-80s, these guys have a sonic palate that extends far beyond power chords. Thanks to the guitar work of virtuoso J Mascis, this band can switch from thrashing feedback-laced, abstract noise-rock to almost classic-rock sounding, Hendrix-like shredding jams at the drop of a dime.

This special night at the Fillmore featured a pre-show interview with Henry Rollins, followed by a full performance of the band's 1988 low-fi masteriece, Bug. Here's the writeup over at Jambase:

The band encored with "Feel the Pain," which was their biggest mainstream hit, getting some good airplay on MTV back around 1994 or so:

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