photos by Patrick Tabb

"I swear next time we're in town, this will be better," joked Lou Barlow before launching into the live debut of "Love Is," one of his songs on the new Dinosaur Jr. album Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not. The indie rock greats were celebrating the release of that album with a very intimate show at Brooklyn's Rough Trade on Friday (8/5). The band, who had recently been on tour with Jane's Addiction, played a few new ones for the first time, but didn't overload their set with too many songs the crowd (and the band) weren't super duper familiar with. Plenty of hits, too, including "Freak Scene," "Feel the Pain," "Start Choppin" and "The Wagon." Setlist is below. Lou did most of the talking, while J. Mascis, in a blue Cookie Monster tee, stuck to wailing on his guitar with that now-signature cocoon of Marshal stacks behind him. Pictures from Rough Trade are in this post.

Dinosaur Jr are on tour starting in September -- no new NYC shows have been announced yet. Stay tuned.

Opening the night was an acoustic set from Those Pretty Wrongs, the new collaboration between Big Star drummer Jody Stephens and onetime Freewheelers frontman Luther Russell. They played songs off their debut album and closed Big Star's "13." No pictures of their set but an Instagram from the show is below.

The Lung
Goin Down
Love Is...
Feel the Pain
In a Jar
I Walk for Miles
Start Choppin
Freak Scene

The Wagon
Out There

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