Watch Dinosaur Jr.’s J. Mascis give someone a tattoo for the first time

Dinosaur Jr. frontman J. Mascis doesn’t have any tattoos and he’s definitely never given one. One of those things changed at this year’s Riot Fest as Mascis sat down with Ink Master’s Oliver Peck, who periodically lets his favorite bands tattoo his body. Given Peck’s affinity for Dinosaur Jr., he let Mascis fill one…

Dinosaur Jr., Jonathan Richman, and Ty Segall lead the 2017 Pickathon lineup

Though this year’s Pickathon festival in Oregon won’t have a fictional Flaming Lips feud, its actual musical acts should be at least as entertaining as that Portlandia gag. Held every year at Pendarvis Farm just outside of Portland, Pickathon prides itself on being an “alternative to the standard festival experience,”…

Dinosaur Jr.’s J Mascis racked up the points on @Midnight

You don’t have to be a comedian to win @Midnight. In fact, there are very few requirements for becoming an @Midnight champion; you just have to be the person Chris Hardwick screams “POINTS!” at the most, and, in the end, does anyone really want that? In any case, Dinosaur Jr. frontman J Mascis was the latest musician…

On its 4th post-reunion offering, Dinosaur Jr. digs deep to unearth its best self

When Dinosaur Jr.’s original lineup of J Mascis, Lou Barlow, and Murph was restored (after much fraught and remarked-upon time apart) and 2007’s Beyond was released, everyone who remembered the first three albums (Dinosaur, Bug, and You’re Living All Over Me) heaved a sigh of relief that blew the tall grass at the…

J Mascis rediscovered the heart of Mazzy Star’s “Fade Into You” for Seth Meyers

There was a period in the ’90s when Mazzy Star’s languid single, “Fade Into You,” was inescapable. It was everywhere. Were you in school? It was the slow dance song for the couples at prom. Going to the movies? It was on the soundtrack of whatever you were watching. Were you at work? It played over the loudspeakers in…

Double threats: 15 movies featuring cameos from indie rockers

1. Dean Wareham, Frances Ha (2012)
Dean Wareham has had a long career in music, with Galaxie 500, Luna, and Dean & Britta, but his acting career basically begins and end with director Noah Baumbach. Wareham provided music for Baumbach’s feature debut, Kicking And Screaming, then made a brief appearance in Mr. Jealousy.…

Joan Jett, Kim Gordon, St. Vincent, and Lorde all sang with Nirvana last night

A number of acts were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame last night, including Hall And Oates, Kiss, Linda Ronstadt, Peter Gabriel, Cat Stevens, and the E Street Band. While that’s all well and good—and you can read Bruce Springsteen’s moving E Street induction speech here—all everyone’s really talking about…