Marking the send-off of longtime cast members Fred Armisen and Bill Hader, this weekend J appeared in a skit on Saturday Night Live alongside SNL’s Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, Jason Sudeikis and Taran Killam, as well as Carrie Brownstein, Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon, Aimee Mann, Michael Penn, and the Sex Pistols’ Steve Jones. Watch it here:
Dinosaur Jr. is on tour in the UK & Europe this summer:
May 23 – Primavera Barcelona – Barcelona, SpainMay 24 – La Paloma – Nimes, France
May 25 – Hiroshima – Turin, Italy
May 26 – Pin Up – Mosciano, Italy
May 27 – Black Out – Rome, Italy
May 29 – L’Epicerie Moderne – Feyzin, France
May 30 – Krakatoa – Bordeaux, France
June 1 – Optimus Primavera Sound – Porto, Portugal
June 26 – Glastonbury Festival – Shepton Mallett, UK
June 27 – Sub 89 – Reading, UK
June 29 – Open Source Festival – Dusseldorf, Germany
June 30 – Uebel & Gefährlich, Hamburg, Germany
July 2 – Teaterfabrik – Munich, Germany
July 3 – Manufaktur – Schorndorf, Germany
July 7 – SJOCK Festival – Gierle, Belgium
Dinosaur Jr. will perform at Coachella both weekends, and the band has announced a run of west coast tour dates around the festival in April. For more tour details and tickets, go to www.dinosaurjr.com/tour
Spin.com premiered the new video today from Dinosaur Jr. Pierce The Morning Rain answers the question of what happens when you shake up the typical American, suburban lifestyle with dB drag racing. Pierce The Morning Rain was directed by Emmy-winning comedy writer and director Scott Jacobson, he’s of Bob’s Burgers, The Daily Show, Saturday Night Live and awesome music videos. The video stars actor James Urbaniak (Homeland, The Venture Brothers) and comedian Maria Bamford as the couple whose lives become transformed by playing Dinosaur Jr. as loudly as the current technology allows. The video also includes an appearance from Henry Rollins.
J Mascis will appear in an upcoming episode of IFC’s Portlandia. The episode will air Friday, January 25th at 10pm ET/CT on IFC.
In November J Mascis made a trip to the garage for a rare interview and acoustic performance. Marc looks to figure out the genesis of early Dinosaur Jr. albums which had such an impact on him and J provides some background into his upbringing in Amherst as the son of a singing dentist. Read more HERE.