Thursday Oct 16
Backstage / Doors at 8:00
J Mascis doesn't need an introduction. In the quarter-century since he founded Dinosaur Jr., Mascis has created some of the era's signature songs, albums and styles. The roar of his guitar, drums and vocals have driven a long string of bands - Deep Wound, Dinosaur Jr., Gobblehoof, Velvet Monkeys, the Fog, Witch, Sweet Apple - and he has guested on innumerable sessions. But Several Shades of Why is J's first solo studio record, and it conjures up classic sounds ranging from English-tinged folk to drifty, West Coast-style singer/songwriterism. But every track, every note even, bears that distinct Mascis watermark.