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MGMT Play Barclays Center with Dinosaur Jr. Tomorrow Night

December 12th, 2013

Local psychedelic rockers MGMT have been away for a while, since the release of their previous album, Congratulations, in 2010. But, fortunately, they returned to the studio to record their third full-length, MGMT (stream it below), which came out a few months back. In a glowing review, NME calls it “a transcendental [journey] you’ve never been on before.” And while MGMT (above, performing “Introspection,” “Your Life Is a Lie” and “Mystery Disease”) haven’t played a New York City show in three years, they head to Brooklyn tomorrow night to play Barclays Center.

But a big show calls for something different, and so MGMT will be joined by the massively influential alt-rock trio Dinosaur Jr. and Hank Sullivant’s quartet, Kuroma. And while Kuroma are up-and-comers not to miss, it’s worth mentioning that although Dinosaur Jr. have been around a while, the distortion-loving band remains as vital as ever, releasing the acclaimed I Bet on Sky (stream it below) last year. Paste called it “a jangly rock throw-down with a nostalgic center and a confident drive that ends up capturing everything that’s great about the band.” This will be one not to miss.

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A Dinosaur Jr. Celebration

November 30th, 2012

The three guys in the massively influential band Dinosaur Jr.—singer-guitarist J. Mascis, bassist Lou Barlow and drummer Murph—have played together since the early ’80s. Well, that’s not exactly true. That’s when they began making music together. Barlow actually left the band following the release of Bug in 1988. Fortunately, he returned to the fold in 2005. The trio has since released three more albums, including this year’s well-received I Bet on Sky. But back in 1987, they put out their seminal album, the grunge masterpiece You’re Living All Over Me, filled with stellar songwriting, loud guitars and a healthy dose of feedback. And to celebrate the album’s 25th anniversary, Dinosaur Jr. (above, doing “Little Fury Things,” for KEXP FM) will play two sets tomorrow night at Terminal 5: one with the LP done in its entirety and a second with a group of special guests—including Kim Gordon, Johnny Marr, Al Cisneros and Kurt Vile. This is one you won’t want to miss.