Thursday, April 9, 2009

Farm welcomes Dinosaur Jr. and Mike Watt+The Missingmen

Posted by T. Ballard Lesemann on Thu, Apr 9, 2009 at 12:00 PM

Dinosaur Jr. w/ Mike Watt + The Missingmen

611e/1239293626-dinosaurjr1_resized.jpg After a turbulent history through the mid and late ’80s, three founding members of mighty loud indie-rock trio Dinosaur Jr. — guitarist/singer J Mascis, bassist Lou Barlow, and drummer Murph — reunited three years ago to bring their frightening wall of sound and aggressive approach to delivering melodic rock songs to their fans. The band’s earliest albums — 1985’s Dinosaur, 1987’s You’re Living All Over Me, and 1988’s Bug — were among the band’s most critically acclaimed. The three originally came together in the college town of Amherst, Mass., in 1984. Mascis carried on as the main member of the band until 199 or so. In 2006, the reunited trio was the curator of the All Tomorrow’s Parties festival in England. They recorded and released an album of new material titled Beyond, and recently signed with indie label Jagjaguwar (a new album is due in June). 4733/1239293843-mikewatt_missingmen1_resized.jpg

Dinosaur Jr. visits the Music Farm on Sat, April 25 along with former SST Records labelmate Mike Watt — former bassist with Minutemen. fIREHOSE, and, most recently, the Stooges. Watt’s current combo, the Missingmen, features one of his longtime collaborators Tom Watson on guitar, and new guy Paul Morales on drums. The Missingmen’s spring tour is Watt’s longest road trio in four years. The trip is titled “Prac’n the 3rd Opera,” featuring the repertoire of Watt’s next studio album Ten and Twenty Don’t Make Fifty (to be recorded in Brooklyn in May).


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