August 28 -
September 3, 2006




August 29

Dinosaur Jr., Mouthus, Blood on the Wall – Warsaw $20

I’ll have to admit that, for quite a few years, I was sick of this Dinosaur, not only for what they turned into, but for the type of bland mid-range indie-rock guitar fare they influenced. But ya gotta hand it to ‘em. They are unquestionably important and, early on, they were amazing. As all of you know by now, Jay Mascis' work with Witch and The Fog has been pretty cool and Murph and Lou Barlow have been with Dinosaur since alst year's reunion - and, even among the skeptics, I’ve yet to hear a bad word about the 21st Century lineup. Speaking of skeptics, there’s gotta be a reason that I never let go of You’re Living All Over Me and Bug, when most of the vinyl from that period has long departed my collection due to either the fact that I could never imagine listening to it again or that it became too collectable to keep. And the best news of all is that, apparently, much of the unrestrained feedback blasts and wild power trio energy that they lost along the way has returned once more to ballance the band's excellent jaded melodicism.

This show is particularly recommended because of the excellent choice in NYC openers: Blood on the Wall are of course local purveyors of what could be called a classic indie rock sound and play with total abandon. Mouthus, truly the odd man out, adding dimension to this bill, trudge through dense sludge that is esoteric, abrasive, and primal.

Blossom – The Stone 8PM $10
Charles Bissel - Knitting Factory Tap Bar $8
Hazmat Modine, The Randy Bandits, Infinite Orchestra – Knitting Factory Main Space
Jeffrey Shurdut's 1 1/2 Hour New Music Festival Band – Tonic 10PM $10
John Blum with Jemeel Moondoc, William Parker & Jackson Krall – Tonic 8PM $10
Raha Raissnia and Charles Curtis – The Stone 10PM $10
Slavic Soul Party - Barbes FREE
The Wizard Trio, The Eastern Seaboard, Jazzhandz!, Kill Me Trio- Cake Shop $6
Willy Deville - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill $30/$35







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