Dinosaur Jr.

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2014

    Today's Band T-Shirt Trends Are Getting Ridiculous and Awesome

    By: Jamie Lees Band shirts used to be a way to easily identify other members of your tribe. It was a method of claiming allegiance without saying a word, a way to help find other like-minded people. People wore their love on their sleeves, quite literally. Back in the day you couldn't just creep on ... More >>

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    April 18, 2013

    Last Shot: Coachella 1 Cancer 0

    [Editor's Note: Longtime concert photographer and fellow Weekling Andrew Youssef found out almost two years ago that he had Stage IV colon cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events for us on top of other freelance work and holding a day job at a hospital, of all places. As ... More >>

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    April 18, 2013
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    February 28, 2013

    Margaret Cho Gives Us the Top Five Macho Bands That Lesbians Are Secretly Into.

    Comedian Margaret Cho would like you to know something about the musical taste of the average lesbian. It's not just k.d. lang and Tori Amos shuffling around in their iPods. Their musical tastes can vary as much as anyone's. And sometimes they're looking for tunes with some serious balls. As a celeb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2013

    Slew of Pre-Coachella Shows Just Announced

    It's that time of the year again: Goldenvoice has just announced a slew of pre-Coachella shows for April 2013 and, as usual, it does not disappoint. Of special note: How to Destroy Angels (Trent Reznor's side-project with wife Mariqueen Maandig Reznor, Atticus Ross and Rob Sheridan) at the Fox in Po ... More >>

  • Film

    November 21, 2012

    Christ, It's Another 'Red Dawn'

    North Korea (and audiences) go home unhappy

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    October 10, 2012
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    October 8, 2012

    The Five Best Shows in OC This Week: The Black Keys, Girl Talk

    Monday, October 8The Black Keys Honda Center Very rarely does a musical duo produce a sound so dynamic and soulful that listeners mistake them for a quin- or quartet, but that is exactly the mistake one makes when first hearing the Black Keys. The Ohio band comprised of Dan Auerbach (guitar, vocals) ... More >>

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    October 8, 2012

    Dinosaur Jr. Get Older, Wiser, Less Pissy With Each Other

    For almost three decades now, Massachusetts-bred alt-rockers Dinosaur Jr. have been pushing the limits of amplifiers, instruments, and themselves. Their signature sound -- a synthesis of heavy distortion, multifarious melody, disconnected, lethargic vocals, and blistering solos -- has acte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2012

    FYF Fest - Los Angeles State Historic Park - September 2, 2012

    FYF FestLos Angeles Historic State ParkSeptember 2, 2012See Also:*Interview with FYF Founder Sean Carlson*5 Great Reunited Bands at FYF 2012*Octomom performs at FYF? WTF?Expanding a music festival to two days can be a lofty, even risky task. It's twice the work, twice the amount of bands to keep hap ... More >>

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    August 31, 2012

    FYF Fest 2012: Five Reunited Bands We Really Want to See

    See Also:*FYF Fest Two-Day Line-up Announced*The Growlers Announce New Album Release* Pacific Festival: The Dunes AnnouncedPlenty of people tend to associate FYF Fest with bands that will soon be filling their iPods with fresh sound for the fall. This year, its lineup of subterranean, local and ... More >>

  • Music

    June 28, 2012

    Dawn of the Shred Has a Special Effect on Local Sound

    Gearheads flock to the Long Beach guitar shop for hard-to-find accessories

  • Culture

    May 24, 2012

    Todd Marinovich Goes Deep

    The ex-NFL superstar on life, death and everything in between

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2011

    Dinosaur Jr. at the Samueli Theater last night

    Andrew Youssef​Dinosaur Jr. Samueli Theater December 12, 2011 Last night's Dinosaur Jr. show at Costa Mesa's Samueli Theatre was a three-part affair, each of which seemed slightly out of place in the upscale-but-welcoming Segerstrom Center for the Arts digs. Opening act Pierced Arrows put on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2011

    Male Bonding Go Out with The Lo-Fi, In With the New

    ​London-based trio Male Bonding sure has been part of a whole lot of action since forming some four years ago. The band, who play the Constellation Room (inside the Galaxy) in Santa Ana tonight, began their career by creating sundry home-made cassettes and 7-inch split records, recording covers of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2011

    Dinosaur Jr. Playing at Segerstrom with Live Henry Rollins Interview Beforehand!

    ​Never has a four-sentence announcement instilled so much joy in our hearts. Today we got word that Dinosaur Jr. are performing The Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa on Dec. 12, performing their classic album Bug front to back.Not only that, Henry Rollins will be interviewing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    Weezer, Kiss, ZZ Top, Backstreet Boys: Music Cruises are the New Music Festivals

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​Who wants to run around in the heat from stage to stage just to watch a band? Now that fans are getting older, musicians are getting it right--trap fans in a boat and so everyone will have nothing better to do than watch your shows with the amenities of a casino, pool, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Five Reasons Why Kathleen Hanna is Wrong About Female Musicians Today

    CNN Entertainment​ CNN Entertainment published an interview on Tuesday with iconic '90s riot grrl Kathleen Hanna. For those out of the loop, Hanna was a member of the seminal punk band Bikini Kill. A documentary co-produced by Hanna titled Who Took the Bomp? about her days touring with electro-pun ... More >>

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    May 6, 2011

    J Mascis with the Black Heart Procession at Alex's Bar Last Night

    ​The Black Heart Procession and J MascisAlex's Bar, Long BeachMay 5, 2011Maybe it was unfair to assume that the crowd last night would be full of mostly men slinking towards middle-aged, wearing vintage Dinosaur Jr shirts, who knew every word of everything J Mascis has ever written, but we were mo ... More >>

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    May 5, 2011

    J. Mascis is Playing at Alex's Bar Tonight; Watch His Cover of Edie Brickell's 'Circle'​ J. Mascis performs at Alex's Bar tonight, solo! The Dinosaur Jr. founder (also: skier, golfer, songwriter, skateboarder, record producer, and musician) is touring to promote Several Shades of Why, his first solo studio record. On the album are a bunch of people who no doubt have been ... More >>

  • Music

    April 14, 2011

    Go Yuck Yourself

    The London-based group keep a stiff upper lip while staring at their shoes

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    OC Weekly Monday Mixtape

    ​It's Monday, and what better way to celebrate than with another mixtape? We've put together a 12-song video compilation so you can discover or rediscover some great music. You can thank us once you get to work and need something to distract yourself. 

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2011

    J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. Coming to Alex's Bar

    ​After a much-ballyhooed Dinosaur Jr. comeback in the late 2000s, J Mascis has returned to solo recording. He will release a new acoustic album titled Several Reasons of Why on March 15. In support, Mascis will be performing 22 dates across North America. Fortunately for OC/LBC indie fans, he'll s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2010

    Detroit Bar Owner Jon Reiser Shares A Secret

    Danielle Bacher​Even if you don't know him by name, you've probably attended at least one show at a Jon Reiser venue in the past decade. He owns Detroit Bar with Dan Bradley, Diego Velasco, David Hastie, Mike Harris and Scott Hamilton (who also own all Memphis Restaurants and Tin Lizzie Salo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2009

    Last Night: Pearl Harbor at the Crosby

    The Hype: Trifecta Tuesday nights at the Crosby featuring LA's Pearl Harbor (profiled here and in current OC Weekly print edition) and Animal Style. How can you go wrong with a free show with a laid-back vibe at the cozy, Santa Ana venue? Andrew YoussefPearl HarborThe Show: Who says an electr ... More >>

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    July 16, 2009

    Jimmy Fallon: Savior of Hip Hop?

      For some reason, when ?uestlove announced in November that The Roots would cease touring and become the house band for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, there was minor outrage. "Black Thought opening for Jimmy Fallon every night is the cultural equivalent of Miles Davis playing his horn on the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2009

    Talk Talk: Justin Kennedy of Army Navy (Part 1)

    Travis SchneiderReally, it's almost embarrassing how much I like LA-based pop band Army Navy. After seeing them open up for the Shys last October at Detroit Bar, I pushed their self-titled record (released on their own label, Fever Zone Records) on anyone that would listen. Songs like "Slight of Han ... More >>

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    June 23, 2009

    New Releases: The Mars Volta, Dinosaur Jr. and (gasp) Ginuwine!

    Wow, what a great day to spend your disposable income (even if its not so disposable). After a quick scan of all the new albums that drop today, I have to say that this is probably one of the biggest days for summer releases that you're likely to see. I counted about 20 new sonic gems that include j ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2009

    Slideshow: Chairlift at Detroit Bar

    Andrew YoussefThey've tried to do handstands for you.Yeah, we had another busy weekend. If you haven't seen Vickie Chang's review of Wilco over at the Fox Theater on Saturday night in Pomona yet, what's keeping you? Well, how about Chad Sengstock's photos of that show? (So jealous. Of both of them. ... More >>

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    June 22, 2009

    Saturday Night: Dinosaur Jr., Earthless at Detroit Bar

    Andrew YoussefSatuday Night: Dinosaur Jr., Earthless at the Detroit Bar, Costa Mesa; June 20, 2009.Better than: Going to Guitar Center in search of the perfect fuzz pedal.Download: Stream the whole new album on their MySpace.Speak softly and have six Marshall amplifier cabinets behind you. My hearin ... More >>

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    June 18, 2009
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    June 4, 2009
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    May 28, 2009

    Incoming: Dinosaur Jr.

    Not sure if this has been reported here or not (but I don't think it has because I would have sat up in my chair and said, "woah"), but Dinosaur Jr. is playing Detroit Saturday, June 20. Tickets are $25. I know this sounds like promoter talk, but I'd buy tickets now. I can't see how this wouldn't se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2009

    Incoming: We Are Scientists, Dinosaur Jr. Coming to Detroit Bar

    There aren't too many bands, at least to those with  quirky sensibilities, as appealing as New York trio We Are Scientists. Just check out their official site--it features "good new jokes" on the front page, like "Between Judas and the Romans, Jesus got double-crossed!" and "What did the happy ... More >>

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    April 2, 2009
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    July 17, 2008
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    September 13, 2007

    Sprawl of Sound

    Putting Rock in Your Electro (and Vice Versa): Dan Sena’s Busywork Night Is Anything But Drudgery

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    May 17, 2007


    Borders Books Music & Cafe

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    April 25, 2007

    Dinosaur Jr.'s Beyond: Curb Your Cynicism, Pt. 4

    Dinosaur Jr. Beyond (Fat Possum) Release date: May 1, 2007 J Mascis and Lou Barlow settle their long-running beef and record a damned solid Dinosaur Jr. album with original drummer Murph... for Fat Possum Records? In 2007? Yeah, right. Put down the crackpipe, junior. Oh, shit, it's true. Reality ju ... More >>

  • Music

    February 22, 2007

    So Many White People

    is there still room for Sebadoh?

  • Columns

    January 5, 2006

    Diary of a Mad County

    I didn't get what I wanted for Christmas, and now you're gonna pay!

  • Music

    August 25, 2005

    Dinosaur Jr.

    With Drunk Horse, Alaska!

  • Unknown

    August 11, 2005
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    August 11, 2005

    Sludge Feast

    The return of Dinosaur Jr.

  • Features

    March 24, 2005

    Give Him Some Water so He Wont Die

    South By Southwest by OC Weekly

  • Features

    November 7, 2002

    Son of Scary

    Evil spawn of OCs Scariest People

  • Music

    April 26, 2001

    Say Watt?

    J Mascis comes to Anaheim, drags along punk legend

  • Music

    December 14, 2000
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    September 16, 1999

    Swimming From Cambodia

    Stranger Death 19 recall horrorand joy

  • Music

    March 18, 1999

    Son of Jonathan Richman?

    The innocent genius of Lo-Fi Champion

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