by Andrew Frisicano

Dinosaur Jr. @ ATP NY 2008 (more by Abbey Braden)
Dinosaur Jr.

Dinosaur Jr.'s ninth LP, Farm, is out today (as is the new record by their Jagjaguwar label-mates Sunset Rubdown). In support of that record, the band has a nearly-two-month North American tour planned for the fall. That includes a show at Pop Montreal among many other places. No NYC date has been announced as part of that tour, but that's probably because of Dino Jr.'s free Summerstage show with the Walkmen on August 16th, not to mention the sold out show at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn happening this Thursday (6/25) with Screaming Females.

Joining Dinosaur Jr. on their October dates will be Lou Barlow + the Missingmen, a group that is, as speculated, Lou with Tom Watson and Raul Morales, the crew that toured with Mike Watt a few months ago (including dates supporting Dinosaur Jr.).

The Missingmen will continue to play with Mike Watt too, with scattered shows along the West Coast scheduled (see full dates below).

Watt is also gigging with his other groups. He'll play in August with the Secondmen (with that group's original members, organist Pete Mazich and drummer Jerry Trebotic).

Before that, Watt'll debut a new band at the August 1st Central Park Summerstage show. That group, Floored by Four, also includes Nels Cline, Yuka Honda and Dougie Bowne. M. Ward headlines the show.

Floored by Four has plans to record in the days leading up to the Summerstage show. To tally up Watt's recording projects, his forthcoming records include Hyphenated Man (w/ the Missingmen), a Black Gang (w/ Nels Cline) record, a new Secondmen disc and probably others.

One of Watt's finest records, the Minutemen's Double Nickels on the Dime, will be recognized at the Bowery Poetry Club for a 25th anniversary celebration of the album on Saturday, July 25th. The plans for the party are as follows...

Be prepared for the extreme unusual, with spoken word renditions of songs on the album, musical tributes, rare videos and recordings, and special musical guest stars, including the bassist for the Minutemen, Mike Watt.

Performers confirmed so far include Michael T. Fournier (author of Double Nickels on the Dime (33-1/3 press), New Jersey experimental indie rock band Twede Kamer, Worcester, MA Minutemen cover band Pillowman, mystery punk bassist The Bass Player from Hand Job, electro-poetic mistress Jackie Sheeler, Jazz piano cabaret duo Peter Carlaftes & Kayo, Warhol scenester Ronnie Norpel and punkster poet Kat Georges (author of Punk Rock Journal).

Mike Watt is ALSO playing with Jim O'Rourke, among others, in Japan this September, AND Mike Watt even makes an appearance in the new Dinosaur Jr. video, "Over It," posted below with all Dinosaur Jr. and Mike Watt tour dates...

Dinosaur Jr. - Over It

Dinosaur Jr. - 2009 Tour Dates
06/21/09 San Diego, CA - The Casbah w/ Earthless
06/22/09 Los Angeles, CA - The Troubador w/ Earthless
06/23/09 Los Angeles, CA - The Troubadour w/ Earthless
06/25/09 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg

08/14/09 Wellfleet, MA @ Wellfleet Beachcomber
08/16/09 New York, NY @ Central Park SummerStage

09/30/09 Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre*
10/01/09 Montreal, QUE @ Pop Montreal Festival*
10/02/09 Cambridge, MA @ Middle East*
10/03/09 Cambridge, MA @ Middle East*
10/04/09 Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights*
10/07/09 New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place*
10/08/09 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club*
10/09/09 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts*
10/10/09 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall*
10/11/09 Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot*
10/13/09 Madison, WI @ The Majestic Theatre*
10/14/09 St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant*
10/15/09 Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre*
10/16/09 Louisville, KY @ Headliner's Music Hall*
10/17/09 Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse*
10/26/09 Kansas City, MO @ The Beaumont Club*
10/27/09 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown*
10/29/09 Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater*
10/30/09 Fort Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre*
10/31/09 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
11/03/09 Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre*
11/04/09 Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern *
11/06/09 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore*
11/07/09 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom*
11/10/09 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
11/11/09 Victoria, BC @ Sugar Nightclub
11/13/09 Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room
11/14/09 Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom
11/16/09 Saskatoon, SK @ Odeon Events Centre
11/17/09 Winnipeg, Man. @Pyramid Cabaret
11/18/09 Minneapolis, MN @First Avenue
11/19/09 Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom
11/20/09 Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop
* with lou barlow + the missingmen

Mike Watt - 2009 Tour Dates
jul 01 pasadena, ca - the old towne pub *
jul 11 long beach, ca - di piazza's (benefit for surfrider) *
jul 24 los angeles, ca - the redwood bar + grill *
jul 25 new york, ny - bowery poetry club &
aug 01 new york, ny - central park summerstage !
aug 07 los angeles, ca - the redwood bar + grill ^
aug 09 los angeles, ca - liquid kitty *
aug 22 long beach, ca - the cellar ^
sep 01 tokyo, japan - fever @
sep 02 tokyo, japan - o-nest #
sep 08 tokyo, japan - daikanyama unit %
sep 19 joshua tree, ca - the joshua tree saloon *
* mike watt + the missingmen a trio for my third opera w/ tom watson and raul morales
& 25th anniversary celebration of "double nickels on the dime"
! nels cline and mike watt along w/ yuka honda and dougie bowne as floored by four
^ mike watt + the secondmen featuring original secondmen pete mazich and jerry trebotic
@ jim o'rourke + mike watt in a quartet w/ akira sakata and pikachu
# brother's sister's daughter "kill yr tv 09" release party
% mi-gu "pulling from above" release party (guest performance)

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