Don’t you miss cassette tapes? That warm buzz as the ribbon spun gleefully through your walkman and the fuzzy crackle of the music. Well, now you can enjoy the glorious music of Dinosaur Jr. on tape…again! Joyful Noise is reissuing the indie rock legend’s first three albums (Dinosaur, You’re Living All Over Me and Bug) in a set of tapes, which will be packaged in a custom-built, screen-printed wooden box. The set is limited to 500 copies, all of which are hand-numbered. The tapes can be purchased through Joyful Noise HERE.
Last week Henry Rollins toured with Dinosaur Jr. interviewing the band live on stage every night before Dinosaur Jr. played their album Bug in its entirety. You can watch the interview at the New York show above. It’s an interesting talk as they cover the 80s underground scene and the early history of Dinosaur Jr. Things get a little strange at around the 9 minute mark when a fan throws both of his shoes at the stage. Rollins’ response to the action is pretty genius. It’s almost as if he’s had to deal with an unruly crowd or two before this?!? You can check out more live footage of Dinosaur Jr. performing as well as footage of openers Off! over at Death + Taxes.
Last night Dinosaur Jr. continued their East Coast tour performing their classic album Bug in its entirety with a performance at New York’s Terminal 5. Check out Dinosaur Jr. ripping through Bug‘s signature cut “Freak Scene” above. The night opened with performances by Fucked Up and Off! and Dinosaur Jr. was interviewed live from the stage by Henry Rollins before their set. You can read live reviews at Brooklyn Vegan and The Village Voice and see exactly why was one of the must see concerts of the year. If you’re lucky enough to live in Washington DC, Atlanta, Carrboro, or Philadelphia (tonight) you can catch Dinosaur Jr. in your town this weekend. Full tour dates and ticket links HERE.
Next week Dinosaur Jr. start a string of epic, once-in-a-lifetime shows on the East Coast. The band will be performing their classic 1988 album Bug in it’s entirety and Henry Rollins will be interviewing Dinosaur Jr. live from the stage before their set. In addition, Off! opens most dates (yes, that means there will be not one, but two Black Flag front men in the house) and on select dates Thurston Moore, Fucked Up, and The Warblers will also be performing. Check out the full tour dates after the jump.
What’s more, Dinosaur Jr. has started a contest with InTheHandsOfTheFans.com where six lucky winners will get the chance to both film the show and interview the band at their performance at the 9:30 Club in Washington DC on June 25. To enter make a Youtube video in HD of yourself asking Dinosaur Jr. the best interview question you can think of, and submit it HERE. The contest closes June 19 so get on it this weekend! You should also take a moment to check out the video above that Lou & Murph put together for this contest if for no other reason than because it is HILARIOUS!