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Monday, June 22, 2009

When it comes to alternative-rock reunions that don't suck, Boston's had a string of comebacks (Mission of Burma, Pixies, Lemonhea-- . . . uh, Throwing Muses?) that's as impressive as our recent spurt of pro-sports championships. DINOSAUR JR hasn't fucked with the trend, and we don't expect them to start anytime soon. On the eve of the release of their new album FARM, they've unveiled plans for a national fall tour that includes two nights at the Middle East Downstairs (fuck yes) and . . . kicks off with a late-summer bacchanal on the dunes at the Wellfleet Beachcomber. For those of us who remember the mid-90s Boston indie-rock weekender blowouts that the Beachcomber used to host, this just doubled our nostalgia kick. 

True story: these days, Lou Barlow hates metal and loves Lady Gaga. We believe this bodes well for his latest solo release, Goodnight Unknown, which he'll be supporting by opening for himself throughout most of the Dino tour (yes, Cambridge; no Beachcomber) backed by a new band he's dubbed the Missingmen. We're stoked. 

DOWNLOAD: Dinosaur Jr., I Want You To Know [mp3]

DOWNLOAD: Lou Barlow & the Missingmen, Goodnight Unknown album teaser [.mov]

Dinosaur Jr Fall Tour Dates:

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

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