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Dinosaur Jr. Featured on Ghettoblaster Cover #33, Perform Live In-Studio at 89.3 The Current

Here’s to stating the obvious >>> Dinosaur Jr. are on the most recent cover of Ghettoblaster. J Mascis, Lou Barlow and Murph are Keeping It Together for issue #33. Make sure to pick up your copy and frame it.

After playing at Minneapolis’s Cabooze last night, Dinosaur Jr. got over to 89.3 The Current for a live in-studio performance bright and early this morning. Playing songs from the new record, I Bet On Sky, they gave everyone a heavy serving of rock’n’roll for breakfast. Woke up too late to listen in real time? Stream the performance below!

JUST FOR FUN: Murph curated the All Songs Considered Drum Fill Friday quiz this week! Think you know your fills? Prove it. Take the quiz.

Listen Up! Dinosaur Jr.’s ‘I Bet On Sky’ Streaming at NPR’s First Listen

Dinosaur Jr.’s I Bet On Sky isn’t released until Tuesday, September 18, but that doesn’t mean you have to wait until then to hear the new album. NPR’s First Listen is streaming the album right now for the remainder of the week. Don’t wait to hear it! Pre-order your copy of the album HERE.

Stream I Bet On Sky at NPR

“I Bet on Sky channels the best of Dinosaur Jr.’s lethargic fury, as Mascis continues to wrap words of alienation and ennui in wiry energy, not to mention guitars that shred and shred some more. The result still feels fresh, 27 years on. Just don’t skimp on the earplugs.”Stephen Thompson, NPR

Once you’re acquainted with the record, head out to see Dinosaur Jr. live in concert. They’ll kick off their tour in Toronto on September 24! Dates include stops at Midpoint Music and Pygmalion festivals. Full schedule and ticket links HERE.

ON THE ROAD RECAP: Sharon Van Etten & Her Endless Tour

photo by Erik Jacobs at NPR

A week or two ago, Sharon Van Etten and her lovely band took the stage at Newport Folk Festival to a gentle, but enthusiastic roar from an eager audience. Kicking off the set with “All I Can,” Sharon delivers another wonderful performance. NPR writes, “Van Etten alternately exudes quiet confidence, sweet shyness and bold aggression, depending on a given song or moment, and never lets her audience’s attention lag.”

Listen and download the performance at NPR.

Sharon’s in the midst of a yearlong tour and as expected, the feedback has been nothing shy of incredible. Below we’ve included some live footage from her show at Milwaukee’s Turner Hall Ballroom, plus more links to photos and awesome reviews! Have fun digging in and then get out to see a live show yourself! Sharon & co. travel to San Francisco for two performances today – one at Outside Lands Music Festival at 1:15 PM and one at the Rickshaw Stop for an after show later Friday tonight. Full list of tour dates HERE! Read the rest of this entry »

WATCH: SHARON VAN ETTEN LIVE ON CONAN

“Cancel ALL of your evening plans. Plant yourself in front of your television and prepare yourself for three or so minutes of some serious greatness. It’s definitely going to be worth it!”

Did you heed our advice yesterday? Tell me you didn’t miss Sharon Van Etten’s performance of “Leonard” last night on “mini” Conan! Luckily for all of us, the fine people at Conan have provided us with the video. WATCH IT ABOVE. Also, don’t miss Sharon perched next to Shaq at the end of show! Uhhhh, can we just say how awesome that was?!?!

Last week, Sharon played to over 3,000 SXSW-goers at the NPR showcase then went on to headline the Jagjaguwar party, only to leave Austin soon after for a Los Angeles take down. Perhaps you heard Sharon play on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic Monday morning? If not, no worries! Stream it HERE. As you can tell, it seems there’s no stopping point in sight. Catch her live with The War on Drugs this spring; full list of dates HERE.

Finally, check out the interview Sharon gave to Cian Traynor at The Quietus. Sharon gives a run-down of some of the the pivotal moments in her music career. Read it HERE.

Watch Sharon Van Etten’s Take Away Show, Tour Kicks Off Today!

La Blogothèque delights us with another wonderful Take Away Show. Filmed ealier this year in Paris, Soirée de Poche: Sharon Van Etten is a beautifully intimate video of the songstress, who has managed to encapsulate just about every person who dares take a listen. Joined by Heather Woods Broderick and armed only with her acoustic guitar, Sharon stands in front of a handful of people and delivers another incredibly moving performance. It’s really something you have to watch for yourself.

Just an hour or so ago, Sharon performed live on WXPN 88.5! If you missed it, no worries; NPR has the audio available for streaming. Listen HERE.

Sharon kicks off her epic tour TODAY! Be sure to check out the full list of dates!

Forgiven/Forgotten by Angel Olsen
May As Well (Bonus Track) by Angel Olsen
Continental Shelf by Viet Cong
How Can You Really by Foxygen
Cosmic Vibrations by Foxygen
Forever Dilating Eye by Sinoia Caves
Thousand Eyes by Lia Ices
Taking Chances by Sharon Van Etten
Every Time the Sun Comes Up by Sharon Van Etten
Lines of Latitude by Small Black

Your Love Is Killing Me by Sharon Van Etten

Coulda Been My Love by Foxygen

Thousand Eyes by Lia Ices

Tiderays by Volcano Choir

Angel Olsen
Tallahassee, FL - Club Downunder  w/ Lionlimb

Foxygen
London, UK - Village Underground  w/ Ben Chatrer

The Cave Singers
Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works  w/ The Devil Makes Three

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