Dinosaur Jr

Posted 11 Jan 2017 @ 11:32am

In May 1989 Dinosaur Jr. toured Australia for the first time. 


For the cult American indie-hardcore band, it was a time of upheaval. Earlier in the year bass player Lou Barlow, increasingly frustrated with the stifling behaviour of guitarist and principal songwriter J Mascis, had voiced his displeasure to his band mate. Mascis responded by exiling Barlow from Dinosaur Jr. With...

Posted 17 Aug 2016 @ 12:50pm



J Mascis isn’t a talker – ask the artist about his art and you’re likely to find yourself making a neat turn into a dead end. Nor is he a therapist – though his music is full of a deeply downplayed kind of heartbreak, he’s seemingly unwilling to offer solutions.
He isn’t a poet either, though his lyrics are often filled with poetry. The new Dinosaur Jr album...

Posted 5 Mar 2013 @ 11:22am

It’s 11.30pm on a Friday night in Gothenburg, Sweden and Lou Barlow has just walked offstage. The bassist for the iconic three-piece Dinosaur Jr. is relaxing backstage with a beverage after what was, by his admission, a strange night for the band. “We had a very strict DB limit so we had to constantly turn it down,” he says bewilderingly of the Gothernburg show, one of the last of their...

Posted 8 Nov 2012 @ 9:44am

This is gonna get loud. Resurgent alternative rock trio Dinosaur Jr have locked in two intimate Golden Plains Melbourne sideshows.


Lou, J and Murph will make their triumphant return to Australia, continuing their flawless run since their reformation in the mid-2000s.


Support at The Corner comes from Straightjacket Nation and White Walls. Support at The Espy...

Posted 23 Oct 2012 @ 8:35am

We don't know how on earth she's done it, but dear Aunty Meredith has pulled out one of the most spectacular lineups our barely-worthy eyes have ever witnessed. We've already got Chan, and we know George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic are gonna tear the roof off the...

Posted 4 Apr 2012 @ 7:13am


After an esteemed two and a half decades as one of alternative rock’s most seminal figures, the many musical outlets of Lou Barlow are achieving somewhat of a frenetic singularity. Though the sonic distinctions between his current non-dormant projects remain resolute, the ability to juggle duties with Dinosaur Jr., Sebadoh and as a solo artist is a virtue many artists long for. Lou’s...

Posted 29 Feb 2012 @ 9:22am


Melbourne three-piece Iowa follow Complete Control with an ode to the fuzzier side of grunge rock, a heavy but melodic churn of guitars that follows in the shoe-gazing footsteps of Dinosaur Jr. Panic Attack is a dynamic and thoughtful revision of the genre, but it’s not terrifically memorable. Could make for a killer live show, mind you.


Posted 9 Dec 2011 @ 9:21am

Released earlier this year, Several Shades Of Why marks legendary Dinosaur Jr. singer/guitarist J Mascis's first fully-formed solo effort. The quaint, gentle acoustic-led album marks a far cry from the blaring, overblown electric guitar assault of the iconic shoegaze trio. Thing is, though there is the starkest of contrasts between the instrumentation, there's barely a variance in vocal...

Posted 6 Oct 2011 @ 2:30pm

In yet another set of Falls sideshows announced this week, Dinosaur Jr. frontman J Mascis will be returning to Melbourne. 


Mascis, who was last in the country in 2010 alongside Dinosaur Jr., which included a stopover at Golden Plains, returned in 2011 with his latest solo album ...

Posted 16 May 2011 @ 12:00am


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