Dinosaur Jr.’s second act is a feel-good gift that keeps on giving. These unwavering indie-rock lifers seem to have access to a bottomless well of arena-ready solos and riffs, brain-sticking melodies, and hurricane-force noise. In the late 1980s, the powerhouse trio—guitarist and singer J Mascis, bassist and singer Lou Barlow, and drummer Murph—became a revolutionary […]
Listening to some of the tracks on the new Act Surprised (Dangerbird/Fire), Sebadoh’s ninth studio album, you could almost imagine yourself back in 1992. But though the band’s signature lo-fi sound remains, their lyrics place them squarely in the present. Perhaps that’s the logical progression for Sebadoh, which formed as a duo in Northampton, Massachusetts, […]
Gossip Wolf: Magas makes some famous fans, John Bellows goes electric, and more.
An eclectic week even by our standards
On top of the usual stampede of street fests, there’s a pile of great shows this weekend, including Vektor, Sebadoh, the Hot Club of Detroit, and Guardian Alien
This week’s Early Warnings include the Flaming Lips, Black Lips, Cake, Diplomats, Echo & the Bunnymen, Sebadoh, Hunx & His Punx, YACHT, and Yelle.