Posted by: Cory | June 22, 2009

Dinosaur Jr. @ Headliners – 10/16

The iconic Dinosaur Jr. are coming to Louisville’s Headliners Music Hall on Friday Oct. 16th.  This reunion tour is going to be one of the most exciting shows of the year as the hugely influential band paved the way for much of the music that we’ve grown up listening to, including the entire Nirvana grunge era.  In fact, I’m pretty sure it was My So-Called Life that introduced me to Dinosaur Jr.  This one will be sure to sell out at $25, so you ought to grab your tickets when they go on sale July 10th at 10am.  The announcement comes just in time for tomorrow’s release of the second album since the reunion, “Farm”

The show is 18+ & goes on at 8pm.

For more info & the full press release,

The worry about the reunion of the original Dinosaur Jr. line-up, more than 20 years after their formation and legendary dissolution, was that these guys were just flogging the back catalog as a marketing gimmick. With the release of Beyond, in 2007, the band gave a hearty Marshall-driven “F**K YOU!” answer to those inquiring ears. Restoring the sound established by the opening hat-trick gambit of Dinosaur, You’re Living All Over Me, and Bug, the Beyond record continued the band’s march into rock greatness by making old ears smile and new ears bleed afresh. And now comes Farm, Dinosaur Jr.’s first double LP and their fifth full length record by the original line-up — J Mascis, Lou Barlow, and Murph — set to release on their new label home Jagjaguwar on June 23rd.

If Beyond was Dinosaur Jr.’s return to form, Farm is proof that this band continues to deliver that which makes rock worth cranking to 11. At times wholly 70’s guitar-epic, at times perfect for sitting by a babbling brook with Joni and Neil, Farm encompasses Dinosaur Jr.’s signature palette – soaring and distorted guitar, unshakable hooks, honey-rich melodies – songs that get into your head and, bouncing around happily, stay there. The ear-catching “Plans” is nearly 7 minutes of classic whipped-topping rock dessert, while “I Don’t Wanna Go There” is a meat-and-potatoes main dish, mixing unapologetic lead guitar with straight-ahead delivery a la James Gang or Humble Pie. These two tunes round out twelve tracks propelled by the unique energy of one of America’s greatest living rock bands hitting their stride.

Farm was recorded in J Mascis’ Bisquiteen studio in Amherst, Massachusetts, and was produced by Mascis


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