PopMatters turns 20 years old this October and we're beginning to celebrate our history by taking you back in time a decade ago. Obama was in the White House and the musical times were very good indeed. Revisit 2009 through its best albums.
Even seeing your favorite band can sometimes get monotonous over the course of a three hour set. But when each song features a legendary guest you may not have seen since the 90's, there's no choice but to surrender your full attention.
A dispatch in lo-fi aggression, the eponymous EP from Columbia, South Carolina’s the Fishing Journal is an affair more focused on catharsis than on creating new tributaries in the indie rock landscape.
While the point of Dinosaur Jr. is to pummel the listener with as much feedback and distortion as possible, to eardrum-bleeding levels, Chocomel Daze (Live 1987) is a bit of a disappointment considering the middling source of the recording.
With Another Shade of Why, the famed Dinosaur Jr. guitarist makes his most Dinosaur Jr.-sounding solo disc to date, and sits down with PopMatters to discuss vocal exercises, "English folky bands", and his tips for those just about to try skiing ...
Dinosaur Jr. set up shop at LA's legendary Troubador Tuesday night for a free T-Mobile Secret Show thrown in conjunction with MOG Music Network. Sean Costello was there to capture all of J Mascis' shredding.