photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin
Sebadoh @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Barlow's songs like "Freed Pig," "Soul and Fire," and "Magnet's Coil," made their expected appearances, but it was the Lowenstein songs that were the true highlights of the night. Playing with such speed and energy that belied his age, the songs seemed as fresh as they must have in the early 90s. Even "Sister," off 1993's Bubble and Scrape, took on new life as Lowenstein's crushing vocals and bass work seemed even improved from those early lo-fi years.... As they made their way through songs like Bakesale's "Got It," "Rebound," and "Careful" -- which Barlow referred to as the best Sebadoh song- it was evident that this was a triumphant night. -[One Thirty BPM]Sebadoh played two NYC-area dates over the weekend with Mazes, including 11/11 at Maxwell's with Risk/Reward and 11/12 at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Dichroics. Pictures from the latter adorn this post. Sebadoh have no other dates in their near future other than an appearance aboard the Weezer Cruise in early 2012.
In related news, Lou Barlow's bandmate in Dinosaur Jr, J.Mascis, is preparing to release a new 7" with Sub Pop on 11/22. Stream "I've Been Thinking" from said 7" (the flip is a cover of Edie Brickell's "Circle") below and look for J aboard the Weezer Cruise as well.
J.Mascis and Dinosaur Jr. tour dates, that song stream, and pictures from MHoW are below.
DINOSAUR JR. - 2011 TOUR DATES
12/12/11 Costa Mesa, CA Segerstrom Center for the Arts US
12/13/11 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up Tavern US
12/14/11 Los Angeles, CA The Music Box US
12/15/11 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore US
12/16/11 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom US
12/17/11 Seattle, WA Showbox at the Market US
J MASCIS - 2011-2012 TOUR DATES
12/30/11 - 12/31/11 Lorne, Victoria and Marion Bay, Tasmania Falls Festival AU
01/03/12 Melbourne The Toff In Town AU
01/04/12 Melbourne The Toff In Town AU
01/06/12 Oakleigh, Victoria Caravan Music Club AU
01/07/12 Gold Coast The Sound Lounge AU
01/10/12 Brisbane Powerhouse Theatre AU
01/11/12 - 01/13/12 Sydney Sydney Festival AU
01/19/12 - 01/23/12 Miami to Cozumel weezer cruise US