If the excitement of seeing Dinosaur Jr. reformed, rehearsed, and rapacious isn’t enough to sell you on the project, get this: all the footage was directed and patched together by none other than Dave Markey, director of such amazing films as The Year Punk Broke, The Reinactors, and my perennial favorite, Rap Damage (In Seearch of the Hip Hop Rabbit).
January 21st, 2012 · No Comments
November 5th, 2009 · No Comments
Rather than interview J Mascis ourselves, we thought it would be more fun to continue our tradition of getting famous people to interview famous people for nothing more than the thrill of taking work off our hands. This interview was conducted by director Allison Anders, who cast Mascis in films such as Grace of My Heart, and Tiffany Anders, the musician/singer/co-curator of Don’t Knock the Rock and also Allison’s daughter.
June 25th, 2009 · 2 Comments
Then it happens. Lou accidentally steps on Murph’s glasses. The crowd changes after that. It’s as if their own glasses were stepped on and they see this show differently now, as an opportunity to transcend. Sure enough, an 11-year-old is hoisted over what was previously a pretty calm crowd and is happily tossed around. Then an older guy starts crowd-surfing, and another. When J. peels into the opening for “Freak Scene,” the transformation is suddenly complete. Years melt away from the crowd as formerly civil looking loos stop politely sipping their beers and start running towards a swirling chasm of dancing bodies, happily colliding into one another.