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SLCene Suggests: Dinosaur Jr. at The Urban Lounge

by on October 11, 2012

DINOSAUR JR., THE URBAN LOUNGE, Sunday, Oct. 14, 9 p.m., $20

Of all the ’80s and ’90s bands alt-rock reunions that have occurred in the past few years, perhaps the most unlikely is that of Dinosaur Jr. Granted, singer/guitarist J Mascis has kept the name Dinosaur Jr. going pretty much non-stop for the last couple of decades, using a rotating cast of backing musicians. But the classic lineup featuring Mascis, drummer Murph and bassist/singer Lou Barlow exploded early in the band’s career, after recording the classic album You’re Living All Over Me. Barlow, a fine songwriter himself, felt Mascis ruled the band with an iron fist, and left to form Sebadoh, Folk Implosion and a variety of other projects–often slagging Mascis in the music press along the way. As often happens, the years got all involved to lighten up, and the classic Dinosaur Jr. trio got back together a few years back. They just released their third album since the reunion, the excellent I Bet The Sky, and they’re on the road to support it. Last time they were slated to play Salt Lake City, the band was waylaid by a freak early fall snowstorm in Wyoming. Here’s hoping the weather stays sane and Mascis and Co. get to Urban Lounge in good time, and good spirits. A word to the wise: If you’ve never seen Dinosaur Jr., bring earplugs. There might not be a louder band on the planet. Shearwater opens the show.

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