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J Mascis made a video, talked to Ted Leo, played Mercury Lounge w/ Kurt Vile (whose Bowery show is w/ Pissed Jeans)

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.


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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