Review + Photos: Dinosaur Jr. at the Regency Ballroom

Dinosaur Jr. (photo: Patric Carver) Dinosaur Jr. frontman J. Mascis was once referred to in Rolling Stone as a “shred wizard.” It seems he’s taken the sorcerer imagery to heart, adapting the long white locks and beard typically associated with figments conjured by the likes of Tolkien and Rowling. Though Mascis has been sporting this look for a while now, it still makes an impact on stage. However, the charmed air about Mascis ends with his appearance; there’s nothing magical about the way he carries himself. Lumbering to the stage before the show, he turned to security and seemed to sigh, [...]

By |October 30, 2017|Tags: |

The Bay Abridged: Sept 28 – Oct 11

(illustration: Cassidy Miller) In this recurring feature known as The Bay Abridged, our staff writers provide short, witty recaps on shows they attended around the Bay Area. A scene check, a heat check, and sometimes more — stop by every other Wednesday for the most comprehensive and concise recap of the Bay Area concert scene. Dinosaur Jr at The Independent (SF) Sept. 28. Dinosaur Jr. has got to be the most baffling-looking band on the planet. You got the long-haired wizard master (guitarist J Mascis), the South Boston bar bouncer (drummer Murph), and the perpetually amped-up teenager (bassist Lou Barlow). [...]

Photos: Dinosaur Jr. kick off sold-out run at The Independent

Dinosaur Jr. (photo: Joshua Huver) Beloved alternative rock pioneers (among many other associated genres) Dinosaur Jr. began the first night of a three-night sold out run at the Independent last night. Joined by local act Heron Oblivion, we gave a small preview last week of what to expect at the show and the band didn't disappoint. Check out the photo gallery below of both bands in full force by Joshua Huver.

By |September 27, 2016|Tags: |

Still inexplicably great, Dinosaur Jr. primed for three-night run at The Independent

(photo: Levi Walton) While it’s a really nice thought for fans, there is ample evidence that once-legendary bands should ignore the reunion circuit and keep their legacy and pride mercifully intact. While The Pixies’ latest output is one example of the half-baked production that comes from bands past their primes, the list of failed revivals is really too lengthy to go into here. There was a reason Fitzgerald said there are no second acts in American lives. That’s why it’s so confounding — and so resoundingly uplifting — that DIY heroes Dinosaur Jr. have made some of the best music [...]

By |September 22, 2016|Tags: |

Live This Month: September 2016 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts Download: Live This Month: September 2016 (Podcast #391) Support for this podcast is provided by Goldstar. Visit their web site at In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area. We always include a healthy amount of new and emerging bands in these episodes, but this month's mix also includes a handful of reunions. While the founders of P.S. Eliot, Katie and Allison Crutchfield, are now occupied with Waxahatchee and Swearin', the sisters have reunited their early band for a series of [...]

Ticket Giveaway: Dinosaur Jr. @ The Fillmore, 10/10/12

Dinosaur Jr. - "I Want You to Know" Dinosaur Jr. have been touring North America since June in support of their third post-reunion album, I Bet On Sky, released on Jagjaguwar last month. After decent reviews and a video premiered on Funny or Die, the O.G. three are will be making their way to San Francisco for a show at The Fillmore Wednesday night. The Bay Bridged is giving away a pair of tickets to see Dinosaur Jr. All you have to do is email contest[at] with the subject line "Dinosaur Jr. Giveaway" and your full name for a chance [...]

By |October 10, 2012|Tags: |
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