Dinosaur Jr

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J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr's teenage obsessions: 'When I turned 13, I felt I had to drop out of society'
As he prepares to release Dinosaur Jr’s 12th studio album, the slacker icon discusses his conflicted attitude towards hippies and his unlikely affection for Harold and Maude and All My Children

As told to Dave Simpson

25, Mar, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Covered in glory: the tribute albums that saved careers and changed lives
This week brings new all-star love-ins dedicated to Elton John and Johnny Cash – marginal releases in the context of their careers, yet tributes to lesser-known acts can prove transformative

Michael Hann

09, Apr, 2018 @8:52 AM

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Snub TV: cult music show that unearthed the underground
The no-frills cable show captured 80s and 90s bands at their most bonkers – from Napalm Death’s growling mayhem to New Order calling U2’s singer ‘that bongo guy’. Co-founder Pete Fowler explains why nothing else has come close

Daniel Dylan Wray

06, Jun, 2017 @10:04 AM

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Dinosaur Jr: Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not review – a brutish soup of sound

Damien Morris

07, Aug, 2016 @7:00 AM

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Dinosaur Jr: Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not review – a murky, melodic onslaught

Gwilym Mumford

04, Aug, 2016 @8:00 PM

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J Mascis review – grunge godfather discovers his acoustic side
Sounding like a stoned Bon Iver, the Dinosaur Jr frontman applied a sensitive approach to new songs and selected gems from his back catalogue, writes Ian Gittins

Ian Gittins

09, Jan, 2015 @1:16 PM

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Boston Calling: the city at the heart of America's DIY renaissance
The east coast city has always had its share of influential bands, but today, more groups are taking the stage on their own steam

Sam Blum

03, Jan, 2015 @2:00 PM

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Dinosaur Jr, Converge, Visions Festival: this week’s new live music
Dinosaur Jr | Converge | Visions Festival | Supernormal | Joe Sample | Encounters In The Republic Of Heaven

Jennifer Lucy Allan, Andrew Clements, John Fordham & John Robinson

02, Aug, 2014 @5:00 AM

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Listen to J Mascis – Wide Awake: track premiere
The godfather of grunge and former Dinosaur Jr frontman returns for another solo album. Listen to his duet with Cat Power here and let us know what you think

Guardian music

29, Jul, 2014 @2:00 PM

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Dinosaur Jr – review

Despite touting a formula virtually unchanged for 30 years, Dinosaur Jr still sound remarkably fresh and visceral, says Mark Beaumont

Mark Beaumont

05, Feb, 2013 @6:05 PM

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Johnny Marr to join Dinosaur Jr … for one night
Former Smiths guitarist will assist the alt-rockers in show celebrating 25 years since their album You're Living All Over Me

Sean Michaels

26, Oct, 2012 @1:10 PM

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Dinosaur Jr's J Mascis turned down Nirvana offer
Kurt Cobain asked Mascis to join Nirvana not once but twice – an offer which he declined, the guitarist has revealed in an interview

Sean Michaels

05, Oct, 2012 @10:25 AM

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