Posted in music | tour dates on March 25, 2011

J Mascis at a BV Day Party during SXSW (more by Chris Gersbeck)
J Mascis

"Midway through J Mascis' set, the seasoned headliner invited Kurt Vile, opener and contributor to the former's most recent acoustic album, Several Shades of Why, to accompany on the song "Make it Right." As they shared the stage, a sense of mutual respect pervaded the room...

...From a seated position, [Mascis] occasionally glanced at a music stand holding a lyric book, but, most often, known guitar riffs took precedence over words. The live performance combined elements of Dinosaur Jr.'s sound, grungy distortion and piercing solos, parsed out of Several Shades of Why. But, with Vile's help, Mascis colored the solo work, exploring the depths of each other's songwriting and talent." [Playtonic Dialogues]

J Mascis played a solo show at Mercury Lounge last night (3/24) and does it again tonight/Friday at a sold-out Music Hall of Williamsburg again with Kurt Vile. Earlier today J dropped a new video for "Not Enough", off his Sub Pop solo album, and you can watch that below.

As previously mentioned. Kurt Vile will also be back in NYC on June 11th to take on Bowery Ballroom. Ends up that Pissed Jeans is also playing that show. Tickets go on AmEx presale on Wed 3/30 and regular sale on Friday. Like J, Kurt Vile released a new LP this month.

Check out J's video for "Not Enough", along with a SXSW interview with Ted Leo (sweet Om shirt J!) and all tour dates below.

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J Mascis - Not Enough (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

Ted Leo interviews J Mascis

J MASCIS - 2011 TOUR DATES
03/25/11 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg US
03/26/11 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall US
03/30/11 Cleveland Heights, OH Grog Shop US
03/31/11 Ann Arbor, MI The Blind Pig US
04/01/11 Chicago, IL Subterranean US
04/02/11 Minneapolis, MN 7th St Entry US
04/07/11 Atlanta, GA The Earl US
04/08/11 Athens, GA The Melting Point US
04/09/11 Asheville, NC The Grey Eagle US
04/10/11 Carrboro, NC Cat's Cradle US
04/13/11 Dublin Whelans IE
04/14/11 London Relentless Garage - Venue Changed! UK
04/16/11 Paris Point Ephemere FR
04/17/11 Milano Bloom IT
04/18/11 Rome Circolo degli Artisti IT
04/20/11 Antwerp Trix BE
04/21/11 Amsterdam Sugar Factory NL
04/22/11 Madrid Moby Dick ES
04/23/11 Barcelona La (2) ES
04/28/11 Denver, CO Hi Dive US
04/29/11 Seattle, WA Tractor Tavern US
04/30/11 Portland, OR Dante's US
05/03/11 Santa Cruz, CA Crepe Place US
05/04/11 San Francisco, CA The Independent US
05/05/11 Long Beach, CA Alex's Bar US
05/06/11 Los Angeles, CA Echo US
05/07/11 San Diego, CA The Casbah US

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Comments (26)

smoke ring for my halo isn't a "solo acoustic LP"

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2011 5:57 PM

many folks under 30 don't know what a J Mascis is, or what he has written

but wait - tonight everyone under 30 who reads this will go out and buy every Dinosaur Jr disc

okay, this could be a good thing

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2011 6:43 PM

Learn how to read

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2011 6:46 PM

That interview was hilarious.

Ted "Captain Loquacious" Leo vs. J "Less is More" Mascis. Love the polarity! Both great artists, cool to see them interacting.

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2011 6:48 PM

Hey Ted what a lame interview

Instead of asking him about that you are a fan since you where a hardcore kid
You where talking more than him Dude !

tell him..hey J that's a pretty cool t-shirt do you know Al Cisneros?

Now that Lou Barlow is on tour with SEBADOH have you ever though about be the opener for them?

Okay Thanx and Good Luck !

Posted by Kazukovox | March 25, 2011 6:57 PM

"But, with Vile's help, Mascis colored the solo work, exploring the depths of each other's songwriting and talent."

what a crock of shit

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2011 7:02 PM

Sorry I fell asleep 15 years ago at a Dinosaur Jr concert; What did I miss? Nothing? OK. I'll go back to sleep.

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2011 7:03 PM

@ 5:57: Pretty sure they are talking about j. mascis' "solo acoustic album"

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2011 7:18 PM

god, ted leo is such a tool.

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2011 7:37 PM

nah, Ted's OK. this is an unfortunate pairing for an interview, though. don't know who thought this one up, but i doubt that they knew who Ted or J are.

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2011 7:41 PM

Last night after Vile's set some people left before Mascis. Fools.

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2011 8:26 PM

okay kids, you are 20 or 30 somethings drinking in williamsburg bars

you are BEHIND the times

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2011 9:10 PM

J's album is pretty great, as is Vile's

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2011 9:38 PM

6:46 is obviously a mid-twenties kid, wishing he could someday be cool

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2011 9:43 PM

Yeah. Retards did actually leave after Vile. Retards.

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2011 11:13 PM

J. Mascis + a personality would be > J. Mascis

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2011 11:17 PM

J. Mascis + any other personality ≠ J. Mascis

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2011 12:04 AM

@12:04

nice

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2011 2:04 AM

Ted Leo needs to interview himself in a mirror.

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2011 8:48 AM

Jay Retard, RIP

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2011 9:47 AM

Mercury was a fucking awesome show... See you in amsterdam J

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2011 10:01 AM

^^Likewise MHOW....where people also left after Kurt Vile, wtf?

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2011 10:40 AM

J. Mascis was good but Kurt Vile was better. He should be a headline act and will be soon enough.

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2011 7:36 PM

^ Ridiculous. J did a heartbreaking version of Edie Brickell's Circle. Brilliant. Vile was ok.

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2011 2:22 PM

weed

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2011 7:15 PM

in his lifetime, how many pointless conversations do you think j mascis has had to sit through?

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2011 7:20 PM

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