Well the reunion has been quite nice for J. Mascis and Lou Barlow, not to mention drummer Murph.? The trio, which formed in Amherst, MA back in the 80s, and now have four albums to their credit after the release of 2007’s Beyond, are on tour, but thought it might be nice to document their reunion shows in 2005 at Cambridge’s Middle East.
The DVD, Dinosaur Jr.: Live at the Middle East is filled with interviews, behind the scenes footage, lots of rock star cameos, full set performances, pretty much everything you’d want out of? a rock-doc.
The orignal Dinosaur Jr. lineup are pretty much responsible for a lot of today’s indie rock sound.? Squealing guitar solos, laconic vocals, pummeling bass lines.? It’s nice to have them back, especially after the acrimonious breakup in 1989 between Lou Barlow (who went on to form Sebadoh and Folk Implosion) and J. Mascis.
Beyond is out now and you can pick it up at InSound.
Dinosaur Jr.: Live at the Middle East can be preordered at Amazon.
Tour dates after the jump.
May 15-16 Slim?s San Francisco CA
May 17 Crystal Ballroom Portland OR
May 18 The Showbox Seattle WA
May 19 Capitol Theatre Olympia WA
May 20 The Nightlight Bellingham WA
May 22 Sugar Nightclub Victoria BC
May 23 Commodore Ballroom Victoria BC
May 25 Macewan Ballroom Calgary AB
May 26 Starlite Room Edmonton AB
May 27 Odeon Events Center Saskatoon SK
May 28 Garrick Centre at the Marlborough Winnipeg MB
May 29-30 Triple Rock Minneapolis MN
May 31-June 2The Abbey Chicago IL
June 03-04 Blind Pig Ann Arbor MI
June 06-07 Irving Plaza New York NY
June 08 Phoenix Concert Center Toronto ON
June 09 Club Soda Montreal PQ
June 10 Higher Ground Burlington VT
June 11 Harvard Square Cambridge MA
June 15 Aggie Theater Fort Collins CO
June 16 Westword Music Showcase Denver CO
June 17 Belly Up Aspen CO
June 26 Scala Lndon, England
June 27 Paradiso Amsterdam Netherlands
June 28 Fri-Son Friborg Switzerland
June 29 Olympic Stadium Munich Germany
June 30 Postbahnhof Berlin Germany
July 01 AOL Arena Hamberg Germany
July 20 Ibecassim Festival Valencia Spain
August 11 Summersonic festival Tokoyo & Osaka Japan
August 25 Reading Festival Reading JK
August 26 Leeds Festival Leeds UK