Watch J Mascis Cover Tom Petty And Jam With Kevin Shields At Dinosaur Jr’s Rock Camp

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This week, Dinosaur Jr are hosting a three-day music event called Camp Fuzz at the Full Moon Resort in upstate New York. The guest list includes My Bloody Valentine’s Kevin Shields, Fred Armisen, Fucked Up’s Damian Abraham, and what seems like it’ll be a whole lot of interaction with the Dino … More »

Dinosaur Jr.’s Rock Camp Features Kevin Shields, Fred Armisen, & Damian Abraham

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Camp FuzzDinosaur Jr. are hosting a rock camp called Camp Fuzz this summer. The three-day music event, held at Full Moon Resort in upstate New York, will feature forums, panels, classes, jam sessions, meals, and evening activities with band members and special guests. More »

Levitation 2019 announces phase one lineup; John Cale, Dinosaur Jr., Angel Olsen, High On Fire, and Kurt Vile to play Austin fest in November

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It’s May. I guess it’s time to talk festivals. There’s a lot to despise about them: the cost, the organizers, the line-ups, the porta-potties, the having to stand in a field among throngs of shitbirds and shitpeople, eating shitfood and drinking shitbeer. It’s, what’s the word I’m looking for…SHIT, I tells ya! One thing we can ALL agree on is there are not enough festivals that lift you to experience, hoist your heinies heavenwards, and cause your tootsies to LEVITATE…can I get a HALLELUJAH?!?!

Hyperbolic? Perhaps. There are great festivals out there, but Levitation — the annual three-day psych festival held in Austin — is one of the few musical masses that surprises and delights every year. The “phase one” 2019 line-up has been announced and it is a orgy of musical pleasures. Between November 7-10, the likes of John Cale, Dinosaur Jr., Angel Olsen, Kurt Vile, High On Fire, Chelsea Wolfe, Devendra Banhart, Deafheaven, and fest founders The Black Angels will be traipsing around Austin clubs, spreading wondrous sounds and tremendous vibes. Think “different plane” — not David Blaine.

Complete ticket info is here. Check out the initial line-up festival program below, and prepare your body for levitation.

Levitation 2019, Austin, TX, phase one lineup:

11.07.19 – Angel Olsen, Devendra Banhart @ Stubb’s
11.07.19 – High On Fire, Power Trip @ Mohawk
11.07.19 – Kikagaku Moyo, Holy Wave, Minami Deutsch, Hoover iii @ Barracuda

11.08.19 – Deafheaven, Russian Circles, Brutus, Emma Ruth Rundle, Jaye Jayle, Lingua Ignota @ Empire
11.08.19 – Black Mountain, Kikagaku Moyo, Stonefield @ Mohawk
11.08.19 – Broncho, Death Valley Girls, Frankie & The Witch Fingers @ Barracuda

11.09.19 – John Cale, The Black Angels @ Stubb’s
11.09.19 – Chelsea Wolfe, Ioanna Gika @ Central Presbyterian Church
11.09.19 – Allah-Las, White Fence @ Empire
11.09.19 – Red Fang, Torche, Monolord @ Empire
11.09.19 – Acid King, Here Lies Man, Zig Zags, Warish, Blackwater Holylight @ Barracuda

11.10.19 – Kurt Vile & The Violators, Dinosaur Jr @ Stubb’s
11.10.19 – Black Moth Super Rainbow, Dallas Acid @ Mohawk
11.10.19 – A Place To Bury Strangers, The Kvb, Numb.Er @ Barracuda

Dinosaur Jr. Hosting Rock Camp

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Dinosaur Jr. are hosting a rock camp this summer. The band has just announced that they’ll be running a three-day music event called Camp Fuzz, which will feature instructional sessions with the band members and select special guests as well as performances. More »

We’ve Got A File On You: Bob Mould

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Bob-Mould-Sunshine-RockWe’ve Got A File On You is a new reboot of an old-school Stereogum franchise. Once called Annotated Media Guide, these are interviews in which artists share the stories behind the extracurricular activities that dot their careers: acting gigs, guest appearances, random internet ephemera, etc. When an artist gets 40 years in, chances … More »

A Dinosaur Jr. Song Is Charting In Japan For Some Reason

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Dinosuar Jr.’s 1994 song “Over Your Shoulder” has become popular in Japan for some reason that no one has been able to quite figure out yet. As Billboard reports, the Without A Sound track was the top-viewed video this last week with almost 8.1 million views, beating out mainstream crossover acts like Ariana … More »

J Mascis – “Web So Dense”

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J-MascisJ Mascis will always have a place in underground rock Valhalla because of all his decades playing blazingly triumphant, evocatively fuzzed-out classic-rock reveries with Dinosaur Jr. But in recent years, Mascis has been using his time off from Dino Jr. to do other things with his distinctively hangdog songwriting style. He has been making some … More »

J Mascis – “Everything She Said”

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J MascisDinosaur Jr.’s J Mascis is releasing a new solo album in a couple months, his first project alone since 2014’s Tied To A Star. It’s called Elastic Days, and last month he announced it alongside the new track “See You At The Movies.” J Mascis’ solo material usually takes the form … More »

Gotcha Covered: The Cure

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The CureMore than maybe 95% of the bands I tend to talk about, the Cure are one of those groups I have to actually stop and consider as one that gets tangled up in conversations not worth having. And by this I mean the issue of what it means to like the Cure, which I do … More »

Mastodon and Dinosaur Jr. cancel North American tour

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Mastodon and Dinosaur Jr. were due to head out on a tour of North America together, starting tomorrow in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It was shaping up to be a collaboration of Pleistocene and Jurassic periods the likes of which humanity had never before experienced.

Unfortunately, the entire tour has now been cancelled, “due to a critical situation of a member of the Mastodon family.” Not much else is known at this time, including if and when the tour will be rescheduled. Full refunds are available however, for all tickets and VIP upgrades.

Per Consequence of Sound, in a now-deleted Facebook post, Mastodon confirmed the tour cancellation, stating that they, “would like to extend their sincerest thanks to their loyal fans as well as the fans of Dinosaur Jr. for their support and understanding at this time. The band hopes to make up these shows at a future time, but as of now, no plans for rescheduling have been set.”

You can read Dinosaur Jr.’s full statement on the cancellation below.

Cancelled Mastodon/Dinosaur Jr. tour dates 🙁

09.01.18 — Edmonton, AB — North Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
09.02.18 — Calgary, AB — Grey Eagle Centre
09.04.18 — Saskatoon, SK — O’Brians Event Centre
09.06.18 — Winnipeg, MB — Burton Cummings Theatre
09.07.18 — Duluth, MN — Duluth Heritage Center
09.08.18 — Sioux City, IA — Anthem at Hard Rock Casino
09.11.18 — Milwaukee, WI — Eagles Ballroom
09.12.18 — Cleveland, OH — Agora Theatre
09.14.18 — Ft. Wayne, IN — Clyde Theatre
09.15.18 — Grand Rapids, MI — 20 Monroe Live
09.16.18 — London, ON — London Concert Theatre
09.17.18 — Kitchener, ON — Elements
09.19.18 — Hamilton, ON — First Ontario Concert Hall
09.20.18 — Port Chester, NY — Capitol Theatre
09.21.18 — Silver Spring, MD — The Fillmore