The last time I caught Dinosaur Jr. performing was at their main stomping grounds, The Troubadour. Hardcore fan, musician, writer, actor, spoken word artist, and KCRW DJ Henry Rollins was up against the wall rocking out. That’s when I decided I better start carrying around earplugs. This time, at The Music Box, Rollins did a brief interview with the guys before they played their 1988 album, Bug, in its entirety. Rollins was, of course, the perfect candidate to talk with the band, but the audience started getting antsy (they must know how long Rollins can go!).
DINOSAUR JR @ THE MUSIC BOX
December 22nd, 2011 · 1 Comment
When the band came back on stage, things got real. Fender master/vocalist/long-white-hair-in-the-face J. Mascis, drummer extraordinaire Murph, and bassit/lo-fi dude/cat lover Lou Barlow completely destroyed the place. Mascis, surrounded by Marshall amps, gave the crowd just the right amount of distortion and noise rock that was craved. The night wouldn’t be complete without “Feel The Pain,” and the group ended with a cover of The Cure’s “Just Like Heaven.” —Debi Del Grande