Posted in music | pictures on May 29, 2014

words and photos by Caroline Harrison

Dinosaur Jr / Screaming Females @ MHOW - 5/28/14
Dinosaur Jr.
Screaming Females

Converse Rubber Tracks nailed the line-up for last night's (5/28) free (and sold out) show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg.

Philly's Creepoid, who feature an ex-member of noise rock trio Fight Amp, has gained well-deserved attention for their second full-length. The crowd didn't appear to be familiar with the band, but they were definitely into the grooved out 90s rock set. Creepoid gained a few fans last night, which is all the more impressive considering the performances that followed.

If you've never seen Screaming Females play live, you should fix that (in fact, they just released a live album, which I guess is the next best thing). The trio transforms from unassuming everymen to banshee-wailing, grinning, grooving rock gods the second they play their first note. And the energy is infectious--bassist "King" Mike barely stops grinning or jumping, and guitarist/vocalist Marissa Paternoster throws her whole body into howling and shredding. Given Paternoster's audible J. Mascis influence, Screaming Females are a natural choice to open for Dinosaur Jr--and this was not the first time the band had taken on that supporting role. (Not even the first time at that venue.)

Then finally at 10 PM Dinosaur Jr took the stage. Lou Barlow sheepishly admitted that it was their first show in six months--not that anyone could tell. Barlow and Mascis are a study in contrasts on stage--Mascis shreds in place, occasionally tossing around his silvery hair, while Barlow sinks into every groove he plays. Dinosaur Jr is that rare band whose new songs are as well-received by their fans as their old ones, so the crowd couldn't have been happier with their set. Pictures of the show are in this post.

Dinosaur Jr will be back in NYC to headline the free 4Knots Fest on July 12 at South Street Seaport with Speedy Ortiz, Viet Cong, Nude Beach and more.

Creepoid's next show here is the Exploding In Sound Northside Showcase at Baby's All Right (6/15) with Guerilla Toss, Krill, Ovlov, Celestial Shore and many more (tickets).

More pictures, including all three bands' setlists, below...

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Dino Jr. Setlist:
Bulbs of Passion
In A Jar
Watch the Corners
Pieces
Rude
Feel the Pain
Raisin
Start Choppin'
Training Ground
Budge
Freak Scene
Gargoyle

Encore:
Sludgefeast

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Comments (21)

Place was too crowded and Dino Jr looked like they didn't want to be there, but the show overall was OK I guess. Can't complain too much about a free show.

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2014 4:20 PM

Does anyone know if that guy that backflipped off of the stage and got knocked out is okay? He landed eight behind me and his eyes rolled back... Scary stuff right there.


Posted by Dianna | May 29, 2014 4:34 PM

That's pretty cool how Edward Snowden snuck into the country long enough to play drums for Screeming Females, then scoot out again before the NSA could catch him

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2014 4:36 PM

"Does anyone know if that guy that backflipped off of the stage and got knocked out is okay? He landed eight behind me and his eyes rolled back... Scary stuff right there."

I'm pretty sure that was the drummer from Creepoid. What the hell was he thinking doing a front flip right into the area where a circle pit had been forming all night

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2014 4:37 PM

Good set list, fun show, terrible crowd (free, expected). They sounded great though.

Highlight of the night: hipster door guy asking Murph for his ticket and then arguing with him when he told him he played drums for dinosaur jr and needed to get backstage soon. Fans outside had to tell him to let him in.

Idiot.

Posted by J | May 29, 2014 4:39 PM

I wish someone would have a screaming female situation again.

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2014 4:40 PM

@4:40

i know that feel bro.

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2014 5:16 PM

why terrible crowd j? a lot of talking, cell phones?

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2014 5:29 PM

Crowd seemed fine to me. Dino Jr too loud to hear any talking anyway.

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2014 5:41 PM

I don't think J Mascis has ever looked like he wants to be there. That's sort of his thing.

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2014 5:56 PM

^ Friend, you are so correct. Trust me.

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2014 7:45 PM

Anyone know what was up with the booing when dinosaur jr took the stage. lou went hey stop booing us.

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2014 10:06 PM

The only thing I want to know is where can I get that t shirt J is wearing

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2014 10:25 PM

"Anyone know what was up with the booing when dinosaur jr took the stage. lou went hey stop booing us."

Lou rhymes with boo, dude.

Posted by Anonymous | May 30, 2014 12:00 AM

SF chick's face = Carroll Gardens 4
SF chick's tits = ProCro 5

Posted by Anonymous | May 30, 2014 12:10 AM

@ 12:00 jesus christ i feel stupid lol

Posted by Anonymous | May 30, 2014 10:08 AM

Don't feel stupid. You're not expected to know that unless you are from NYC or surrounding area. Lou = Pinnella, common cheer at the stadium back in the day.

Of course you just outed yourself as an interloper though, which you should feel shame for.

Posted by Anonymous | May 30, 2014 11:04 AM

^Lou = Reed. No other.

Posted by Anonymous | May 30, 2014 1:34 PM

Sexy little lesbian.

Posted by snodgrass | May 30, 2014 3:46 PM

Lou Dobbs is what they meant.

Posted by Anonymous | May 30, 2014 4:14 PM

dear chic from creepoid, marry me.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2014 1:04 AM

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