Saturday, January 23, 2010

Night of the living fuzz

I'm going to make this brief, since last night's Dinosaur Jr. show wrapped up around 2 p.m. and getting out of the Capital Music Hall, back home and then unloading my photos turned out to be a slow process. The show brought out a mixed audience - you could definitely tell from the amount of grey hair and young faces that the crowd was divided into the folks who heard them the first time around and their post-breakup fans.

Lou Barlow I've seen before - in fact at the time he discussed his rapprochement with his co-Dino J Mascis. He wasn't as cheerful and jokey this time around. He actually baited the crowd a bit, first breaking off a song, then saying "Sorry if I distracted you from talking ..." Then later yelling "Thanks for coming to the show!" , However, he cheerfully played a request from the audience (this time for Skull), before finishing with "one you haven't heard before."

Lou Barlow at Capital Music Hall
Lou Barlow at Capital Music Hall, January 22, 2010

Next up were MV & EE. Matt Valentine and Erika Elder have a good new album out, Barn Nova, which is fairly rocking. They played Summer Magic and Get Right Church off of it, the later featuring a guest appearance by Mascis on drums.

MV & EE at Capital Music Hall
MV & EE at Capital Music Hall, January 22, 2010

Dinosaur Jr. naturally rocked the house, or should that be, they pummelled the house flat with a massive hurricane of volume? The kids got moshing (making the security staff grumpy) You'll notice from the photo below that that isn't Murph on drums (too much hair). He was refused entry, so Kyle Spence from The Fog filled in, and did a great job. Lou jokingly thanked the crowd for turning out "after failing to get Tegan and Sara tickets."

Dinosaur Jr. at Capital Music Hall
Dinosaur Jr. at Capital Music Hall, January 22, 2010

A fine show; my only complaint is that Mascis' amplifier nook includes a case that partially blocked my view.

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