Concert Reviews

Dinosaur Jr at Bluebird Theater, 10/15/12


In a show full of strong performances, one of the biggest surprises came when, toward the end of the set, Lou Barlow said that he and J Mascis had been in a band called Deep Wound. "We played the Ramones at triple speed," Barlow explained. "We didn't take drugs like you losers. We sought redemption in fast music." Barlow joked like this often last night. The tune that followed was "Training Ground," a song with a ferocious outburst of teen rage. Reminiscent of the Crucifucks' "Democracy Spawns Bad Taste," it was convincing in the middle of a sixteen-song show that never really relented.

See also: - Murph of Dinosaur Jr on how the fans seem just as young and rowdy as ever - Q&A with Dinosaur Jr's Lou Barlow - Q&A with Dinosaur Jr's J Mascis - The ten best concerts this week: October 15-19

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Tom Murphy is a writer, visual artist and musician from Aurora, Colorado. He was a prolific music writer for Westword and a documenter of the Denver music scene.