The ten best concerts this week: October 15-19

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5. DINOSAUR JR @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | MON, 10/15/12 Dinosaur Jr was the product of three guys from Massachusetts who had played in the hardcore bands Deep Wound and All White Jury. But when J Mascis, Lou Barlow and Murph got together, the music they produced sounded like it had all but shed that background in favor of melody, and the outfit made the kind of noisy rock music that proved incredibly influential on what later became "alternative rock," including, of all bands, My Bloody Valentine. The group's first three albums have become essential touchstones for most of the more interesting, modern guitar rock bands whether they realize it or not.

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