Sunday, June 28, 2009

Dinosaur Jr. Rock Fallon Like It's 1989

Dinosaur Jr.
have been back for a couple of years, and have no right being as good as they are. Surely bands that break up and get back together are supposed to have lost something, right? Well not J. Mascis, Lou Barlow, and Murph - who continue to rock it like it's 1989.

Check out their performance on Fallon. Jump to the last notch on the timeline and it will take you to their performance - it should load right up.

OMG, Sunny Day Real Estate Is Back!

One of the greatest American bands in history - Sunny Day Real Estate - is back! I discussed them in a previous post, and a full reunion tour is has been slated, as well as a remastered reissue of their eponymous debut album Diary, and their five-star masterpiece follow up, Sunny Day Real Estate (or the Pink Album as us fans call it).

The Pink Album is in that litany of beautiful, dark, impenetrable sophomore albums with Heaven Up Here by Echo & The Bunnymen, Fun House by The Stooges and White Light/White Heat by The Velvet Underground. Yeah, it's that good.

Here are the complete tour dates:

09/17 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
09/18 - Portland, OR @Crystal Ballroom (Musicfest NW)
09/20 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Murray Theater
09/21 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater
09/23 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
09/24 - Chicago, IL @ Metro
09/25 - Detroit, MI @ St Andrews Hall
09/27 - New York, NY @ Terminal 5
09/28 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
09/30 - Washington DC @ 930 Club
10/01 - Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
10/03 - Atlanta, GA @ CW Center Stage
10/05 - Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
10/06 - Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
10/07 - Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa
10/09 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
10/10 - Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
10/11 - Los Angeles, CA @Henry Fonda Theater
10/13 - San Francisco, CA @ Fillmore
10/15 - Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
10/16 - Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre

Seriously, do yourself a favor and go see them!

BTW - Nate Mendel is back in the fold, on hiatus from the Foo Fighters.