Tag: J Mascis

Johnny Marr to help Dinosaur Jr celebrate 25th anniversary of ‘You’re Living All Over Me’

Johnny Marr to help Dinosaur Jr celebrate 25th anniversary of ‘You’re Living All Over Me’

The reunited Dinosaur Jr will celebrate the 25th anniversary of ‘You’re Living All Over Me’ this December with a concert in New York City that will feature a meeting of the six-string minds, with legendary Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr set to trade licks with J Mascis on “a song or two,” according to the band’s website.

Linkage: Stalking Morrissey, plus Peter Buck, Dinosaur Jr, Happy Mondays, Robin Guthrie

Linkage: Stalking Morrissey, plus Peter Buck, Dinosaur Jr, Happy Mondays, Robin Guthrie

Our latest link round-up includes stories about following Morrissey around on tour, plus items on Dinosaur Jr frontman J Mascis’ stolen guitar, the Happy Mondays’ reunion album and a new solo record from Cocteau Twins’ Robin Guthrie, plus an interview with former R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck.

Stream: Dinosaur Jr, ‘I Bet On Sky’ — hear full album more than week before release

Stream: Dinosaur Jr, ‘I Bet On Sky’ — hear full album more than week before release

Dinosaur Jr’s third post-reunion album, and 10th full-length effort overall, ‘I Bet On Sky,’ is due out in less than 10 days now, but, starting Sunday night, the band is streaming the full 10-track album via NPR Music. The reunited band recorded the album earlier this year, and it follows 2007′s ‘Beyond’ and 2009′s ‘Farm.’

The Week in Rock: Aug. 12-18, 2012

The Week in Rock: Aug. 12-18, 2012

Welcome to the Week in Rock, where we round up all of the headlines posted on this site over the past week. This edition includes items about Dead Can Dance, R.E.M.’s Peter Buck, The Fixx, The Mission, OMD, Laibach, The Wedding Present, Killing Joke, Morrissey, Devo, Madness and more.

Video: Dinosaur Jr’s J Mascis talks to Candace from feminist bookstore on ‘Portlandia’

Video: Dinosaur Jr’s J Mascis talks to Candace from feminist bookstore on ‘Portlandia’

Dinosaur Jr guitar savant J Mascis is no stranger to deliciously awkward interviews, so putting him head-to-head with “Portlandia” star Fred Armisen’s near-lookalike character Candace — co-proprietor of the Women and Women First feminist bookstore — was an inspired bit of promotion by Jagjaguwar Records.

The Week in Rock: July 8-14, 2012

The Week in Rock: July 8-14, 2012

Welcome to the Week in Rock, where we round up all of the headlines posted on this site over the past week. This edition includes items about INXS, Depeche Mode, My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, Johnny Marr, Alison Moyet, The Cure, Public Image Ltd., The Dream Syndicate, Franke Goes to Hollywood, The Fixx and more.

Stream: Lee Ranaldo Band featuring J Mascis, ‘Albatross’ — Fleetwood Mac cover

Stream: Lee Ranaldo Band featuring J Mascis, ‘Albatross’ — Fleetwood Mac cover

Check out the opening track from the forthcoming ‘Just Tell Me That You Want Me: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac,’ a new take — by Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo with an assist from Dinosaur Jr shredder J Mascis — on the Peter Green-era instrumental hit ‘Albatross.’ The album arrives Aug. 14.

Stream: Dinosaur Jr, ‘Watch the Corners’ — first track off upcoming ‘I Bet On Sky’

Stream: Dinosaur Jr, ‘Watch the Corners’ — first track off upcoming ‘I Bet On Sky’

Dinosaur Jr won’t release its third post-reunion album, ‘I Bet On Sky,’ until September, but fans can get an early taste via the first track to emerge from the records, the chugging rocker ‘Watch the Corners,’ which premiered on RollingStone.com on Friday and can now be streamed here.

Dinosaur Jr announces new album ‘I Bet On Sky,’ 29-date fall North American tour

Dinosaur Jr announces new album ‘I Bet On Sky,’ 29-date fall North American tour

Dinosaur Jr today announced they will release their third post-reunion album, the 10-track ‘I Bet on Sky,’ on Sept. 17 in the U.K. and Sept. 18 in the U.S. and then embark on a 29-date North American tour this fall. The band — J Mascis, Lou Barlow and Murph — recorded the album earlier this year. See tour dates here.

New releases: My Bloody Valentine reissues (really), plus J Mascis’ Heavy Blanket

New releases: My Bloody Valentine reissues (really), plus J Mascis’ Heavy Blanket

This week’s new releases include — at long last — the reissues of My Bloody Valentine’s two studio albums, plus a compilation of EPs and unreleased tracks, as well as the new self-titled debut from Heavy Blanket, a project that finds Dinosaur Jr’s J Mascis playing ‘psych-drenched instrumental blues jams.’

The Week in Rock: March 11-17, 2012

The Week in Rock: March 11-17, 2012

This week’s round-up of Slicing Up Eyeballs headlines includes news about Kate Bush, Peter Buck, Erasure, J Mascis, Husker Du, Howard Jones, Madness, Paul Weller, Mike Watt, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Lee Ranaldo, The Cure and Close Lobters — plus a B-52’s live DVD giveaway.

J Mascis releasing album of ‘psychedelic instrumental blues jams’ as Heavy Blanket

J Mascis releasing album of ‘psychedelic instrumental blues jams’ as Heavy Blanket

This spring, Dinosaur Jr’s frontman will release a six-track, self-titled debut from Heavy Blanket, which Outer Battery Records describes as ‘blistering psych-drenched instrumental blues jams from J Mascis and his stoner buddies.’ The album is due May 6 on CD and vinyl, plus a super-limited run of 200 purple-vinyl copies.

Mike Watt to publish ‘On and Off Bass,’ play with J Mascis at NYC book launch

Mike Watt to publish ‘On and Off Bass,’ play with J Mascis at NYC book launch

Legendary Minutemen bassist Mike Watt this May will publish a new book called ‘On and Off Bass’ that combines his 2000s-era tour diaries with his nature photography, and he’ll launch the memoir with a pair of release parties — including a New York show that’ll find him jamming with Dinosaur Jr’s J Mascis and Murph.