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.
Primus & The Chocolate Factory + Dinosaur Jr. Touring Together
Primus has been on tour with their Primus & The Chocolate Factory extravaganza for quite some time. And for their recently released summer dates, they've decided to mix things up by inviting alt-rock royalty, Dinosaur Jr., along for the ride. The Primus/Dinosaur Jr. summer tour will kick off on July 17 in Wallingford, CT, at…Read more
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