I got a chance to see Dinosaur Jr. again when they played Toronto's Opera House. This time I got to bring my camera along to capture the experience. We got a special treat in the form of a live recording of Damian Abraham's Turned Out A Punk podcast with all three members of Dinosaur Jr. Then Matthew "Doc" Dunn's opening set. Followed by the main event.
And what a main event it was! I got so many personal favourite tunes like "Goin' Down", "Watch the Corners", "Feel the Pain", "The Wagon", "Start Choppin'", and their cover of The Cure's "Just Like Heaven". We also got some special guests in the form of Broken Social Scene's Kevin Drew on "The Wagon" and Fucked Up's Damian Abraham on two covers that finished off the encore; The Stooges "I Wanna Be Your Dog" and Last Rights' "Chunks". What a show!
In other news, J. Mascis has just released a new solo album called Elastic Days. Check out "Elastic Days". "See You at The Movies" and "Web So Dense". J's back in Toronto on December 1 at The Great Hall.
Here are some of my favourite Dino Jr. tunes from their setlist.
"Watch the Corners"
"Feel the Pain"
"Just Like Heaven"