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Far from extinct, Dinosaur Jr. still an Indie giant (Created 10/10/2013)
Meet the alt rock band that's been around so long its members probably aren't overly offended by the 'Dinosaur' title. In fact, Dinosaur Jr. can actually lay claim to a pretty big accomplishment seeing as how they are largely responsible for putting lead guitar back in indie rock.
These guys (J Mascis, Lou Barlow and Murph) have been around a long time. The band formed in Amherst, Massachusetts in 1984 and was originally called Dinosaur until legal issues forced the addendum/name change. Three albums into their career and these indy giants became one of the biggest influences on American alt rock as we know it. It's just too bad they had to go on without Barlow, who was ultimately replaced by Mike Johnson for three major label albums.
All's well that ends well, even if more hard times were in the cards for Dinosaur Jr. Murph eventually quit, with Mascis taking over on drums before the group officially disbanded in 1997. But of course no goodbye is ever really goodbye in music these days, is it? Dinosaur Jr.'s original lineup reformed in 2005, and is still playing the same classic rock that would almost have you believe it's the 1960s all over again.
In the last seven years, Dinosaur Jr. has put out the albums "Beyond," "Farm" and "I Bet on Sky." The latter came in 2012, and right now the band is up and down the road on tour. They've also released "Dinosaur Jr. by Dinosaur Jr.," the first official book to tell the story of the band, by the band. It's loaded down with rare and unseen images and will be delivered in November 2013 by Rocket 88 Books.
Dinosaur Jr. Discography
|Album name||Release date|
|I Don't Wanna Go There / Tarpit||2009|
|2005-07-08: Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, GA, USA||2005|
|Ear Bleeding Country: The Best of Dinosaur Jr.||2001|
|Take a Run at the Sun||1997|
|Hand It Over||1997|
|Feel the Pain||1994|
|Without a Sound||1994|
|I Don't Think So||1994|
|Out There (disc 1)||1993|
|Where You Been||1993|
|Whatever's Cool With Me||1991|
|The Wagon / Better Than Gone||1990|
|Just Like Heaven||1989|
|Little Fury Things||1987|
|You're Living All Over Me||1987|
Top 10 Dinosaur Jr. Songs
|Rank||Track Name||Play Count||Listener Count|
|1||Little Fury Things||40,820||16,651|
|3||In a Jar||29,766||12,489|
|8||Feel the Pain||22,652||9,678|
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Dinosaur Jr. Tour Dates 2014
date city state venue 11/07/2014 Austin TX Auditorium Shores 08/06/2014 London Brooklyn Bowl London 07/10/2014 Portland ME The Asylum 05/28/2014 Brooklyn NY Music Hall of Williamsburg 02/15/2014 Orlando FL Backbooth
Dinosaur Jr. Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 12/15/2013 Cambridge MA The Sinclair 12/14/2013 Cambridge MA The Sinclair 12/13/2013 Brooklyn NY Barclays Center 10/12/2013 Mexico City ?? Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez 09/13/2013 Chicago IL Humboldt Park 09/13/2013 Chicago IL Humboldt Park 09/05/2013 Eindhoven NB De Effenaar 09/03/2013 Liverpool Mersyd East Village Arts Club 09/02/2013 Cardiff Crf Cardiff University 08/30/2013 Salisbury Dor Larmer Tree Gardens 08/25/2013 Toronto ON Historic Fort York 08/24/2013 Toronto ON Historic Fort York 07/05/2013 Montreux Montreux Jazz Club 07/03/2013 Schorndorf Baden-wurttemberg Manufaktur 06/27/2013 Reading Brk Sub89 06/26/2013 Pilton Som Worthy Farm 06/07/2013 New York NY Randalls Island 06/07/2013 New York NY Irving Plaza 06/06/2013 Hartford CT Arch Street Tavern 05/30/2013 Merignac ?? Krakatoa 05/29/2013 Feyzin B9 L'Epicerie Moderne 05/23/2013 Nimes A9 Paloma 05/22/2013 Barcelona Catalonia Parc del Forum 04/20/2013 Tucson AZ Rialto Theatre 04/20/2013 Tucson AZ Rialto Theatre 04/19/2013 Phoenix AZ Crescent Ballroom 04/19/2013 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 04/18/2013 Santa Barbara CA Velvet Jones 04/17/2013 Pomona CA The Glass House 04/13/2013 Fresno CA Fulton 55 04/12/2013 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 04/12/2013 Sonoma CA Gundlach Bundschu Winery 04/11/2013 Portland OR Wonder Ballroom 03/16/2013 Sydney Nsw The Hi-Fi Sydney 03/15/2013 Coolangatta Qld The Coolangatta Hotel 03/14/2013 Brisbane Qld The SWARM 03/10/2013 Hindmarsh SA The Gov 03/09/2013 Meredith Vic Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre 03/08/2013 Saint Kilda Vic The Esplanade Hotel - Basement 02/25/2013 Helsinki Tavastia 02/24/2013 Tampere Klubi 02/23/2013 Stockholm Hornstull Strand 02/22/2013 Gothenburg Pustervik 02/21/2013 Oslo ?? Betong 02/16/2013 Zagreb Culture Factory 02/15/2013 Mezzago Bloom 02/14/2013 Zurich ZH Plaza 02/13/2013 Lausanne Vaud Les Docks 02/12/2013 Frankfurt Hesse Batschkapp 02/11/2013 Kortrijk Vwv De Kreun 02/09/2013 Antwerp Antwerp Muziekcentrum Trix 02/08/2013 Amsterdam Nhl Paradiso 02/07/2013 Esch-sur-Alzette L Rockhal 02/06/2013 Paris Ville De Paris Le Trabendo 02/04/2013 London London Electric Ballroom 02/03/2013 Bristol Bst Fiddlers Club 02/02/2013 Brighton Sxe Concorde 2 02/01/2013 Manchester Man The Ritz 01/31/2013 Leeds Wyk Leeds University Union Building 01/30/2013 Glasgow Glg The Arches
Dinosaur Jr. Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 12/01/2012 New York NY Terminal 5 11/30/2012 Boston MA Paradise Rock Club 11/29/2012 Portland ME State Theatre 11/28/2012 Northampton MA Pearl Street Nightclub 10/31/2012 Kowloon Music Zone @ E-Max, G/F, KITEC 10/27/2012 Philadelphia PA Union Transfer 10/26/2012 Charlottesville VA Jefferson Theater 10/25/2012 Washington DC Black Cat 10/24/2012 Millvale PA Mr. Small's Funhouse 10/23/2012 Cleveland OH Beachland Ballroom 10/22/2012 Bloomington IN Bluebird Nightclub 10/20/2012 Grand Rapids MI Orbit Room 10/19/2012 Madison WI Majestic Theatre 10/18/2012 Minneapolis MN Cabooze 10/17/2012 Omaha NE The Waiting Room 10/15/2012 Denver CO Bluebird Theater 10/14/2012 Salt Lake City UT Urban Lounge 10/12/2012 Seattle WA Neptune Theatre 10/11/2012 Eugene OR Wow Hall 10/10/2012 San Francisco CA The Fillmore 10/09/2012 Santa Ana CA The Observatory 10/09/2012 Santa Ana CA The Observatory 10/08/2012 Flagstaff AZ Orpheum Theater - Flagstaff 10/06/2012 Dallas TX The Prophet Bar 10/05/2012 Houston TX Fitzgerald's 10/04/2012 Austin TX Mohawk 10/03/2012 New Orleans LA Tipitinas 10/02/2012 Atlanta GA Variety Playhouse 10/01/2012 Nashville TN Mercy Lounge 09/29/2012 Champaign IL Pygmalion Music Festival 09/27/2012 Detroit MI Saint Andrews Hall 09/27/2012 Urbana IL Canopy Club 09/26/2012 Toronto ON Lees Palace 09/25/2012 Toronto ON Lees Palace 09/24/2012 Toronto ON Lees Palace 09/16/2012 Catania Mercati Generali 09/08/2012 Portland OR Roseland Theater 09/06/2012 Solana Beach CA Belly Up Tavern 09/01/2012 Los Angeles CA Los Angeles State Historic Park 08/25/2012 Saint Louis MO Central Field Forest Park 08/25/2012 Saint Louis MO Central Field Forest Park 07/06/2012 Des Moines IA Western Gateway Park 07/06/2012 Des Moines IA 80/35 Music Festival 07/06/2012 Des Moines IA Western Gateway Park 06/22/2012 Chicago IL Subterranean
Dinosaur Jr. Tour Dates 2011
date city state venue 12/18/2011 Vancouver BC Commodore Ballroom 12/17/2011 Seattle WA The Showbox 12/16/2011 Portland OR Crystal Ballroom 12/15/2011 San Francisco CA The Fillmore 12/14/2011 Los Angeles CA The Fonda Theatre 12/13/2011 Solana Beach CA Belly Up Tavern 06/27/2011 Carrboro NC Cat's Cradle 06/26/2011 Atlanta GA Variety Playhouse 06/25/2011 Washington DC 9:30 Club 06/24/2011 Philadelphia PA Electric Factory 06/23/2011 New York NY Terminal 5 06/22/2011 Boston MA Paradise Rock Club 06/21/2011 Northampton MA Calvin Theatre
Dinosaur Jr. Tour Dates 2010
date city state venue 01/22/2010 Ottawa ON Capital Music Hall 01/21/2010 Toronto ON Phoenix Concert Theatre 01/18/2010 Brooklyn NY Brooklyn Bowl 01/17/2010 Brooklyn NY Music Hall of Williamsburg 01/16/2010 New York NY Bowery Ballroom
Dinosaur Jr. Tour Dates 2009
date city state venue 11/21/2009 New York NY Terminal 5 11/20/2009 Cleveland Heights OH Grog Shop 11/18/2009 Minneapolis MN First Avenue 11/17/2009 Winnipeg MB Pyramid Cabaret 11/16/2009 Saskatoon SK O'Brians Event Centre 11/14/2009 Calgary AB MacEwan Ballroom 11/13/2009 Edmonton AB The Starlite Room 11/10/2009 Vancouver BC Commodore Ballroom 11/07/2009 Portland OR Wonder Ballroom 11/05/2009 West Hollywood CA House of Blues (Sunset Strip) 10/26/2009 Kansas City MO Beaumont Club 10/16/2009 Louisville KY Headliners Music Hall 10/15/2009 Chicago IL Vic Theatre 10/14/2009 Saint Louis MO The Pageant 10/11/2009 Pontiac MI Crofoot Ballroom 10/10/2009 Columbus OH Newport Music Hall 10/09/2009 Philadelphia PA Theatre of Living Arts