Premier Concerts & Manic Presents:
J Mascis (of Dinosaur Jr.)
Luluc, William Tyler
295 Treadwell Street
Hamden, CT, 06514
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
Best known as the frontman of the influential indie rock trio Dinosaur Jr., J Mascis has also been a solo artist, producer, and film composer. Getting his start as a founding member of the hardcore band Deep Wound, Dinosaur Jr. was founded in 1984 and the group emerged among the most highly regarded in alternative rock. By reintroducing volume and attack in his songs Mascis shed the strict limitations of early 1980's hardcore, becoming an influence on the burgeoning grunge movement. Mascis' body of work continues to inspire a generation of guitar players and songwriters today.
In 1991, Dinosaur Jr. disbanded and Mascis released More Light, his first recording under the moniker J Mascis + The Fog. Members and collaborators of the Fog have included Mike Watt (Minutemen / fIREHOSE), Ron Asheton (the Stooges), Robert Pollard (Guided By Voices), Kevin Shields (My Bloody Valentine) Dave Schools (Hard Working Americans / Widespread Panic) and Kyle Spence (Harvey Milk). Aside from his work with The Fog, Mascis finds himself behind the drums in the band Witch, and most recently playing guitar with garage rockers Sweet Apple. He is also known to perform solo acoustic proving that there are truly no limitations to his abilities. Fans of Mascis' huge guitar wails will not be disappointed by his intimate acoustic performances as he always brings in plenty of pedals to pepper these performances with the sonically enhanced solos he's best known for.
In addition to his own work Mascis has been heavily involved behind the scenes appearing on, producing, and mixing records for a string of highly regarded acts like: fIREHOSE, Tad, Buffalo Tom, Beachwood Sparks, Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, The Breeders and many others. J Mascis has also composed music for film and has occasionally appeared in films such as Alison Anders acclaimed Gas, Food and Lodging.
When the original line up of Mascis, Lou Barlow on bass and drummer Murph re-formed in 2005 for select live dates it was apparent that the years apart had not eroded any of their vitality. Restoring the sound established by the opening hat-trick gambit of Dinosaur, You're Living All Over Me, and Bug, 2007's Beyond continued the band's march into rock greatness by making old ears smile and new ears bleed afresh. The original lineup has now released four studio albums since their reunion, most recently 2016’s “Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not” on Jagjaguwar Records. Mascis’ third solo studio album, "Elastic Days," is out November 9th on Sub Pop.
Luluc's new album 'Sculptor' is out July 13th 2018 via Sub Pop and Mistletone Records.
Guitarist William Tyler was born and bred in Nashville and has played with Lambchop, Silver Jews, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Charlie Louvin, and Candi Staton. He currently resides in Los Angeles, most recently released Modern Country, his fourth full-length album, on Merge in 2016. This entirely instrumental recording features an ensemble backing group consisting of multi-instrumentalist Phil Cook (Hiss Golden Messenger, Blind Boys of Alabama), bassist Darin Gray (Tweedy, Jim O’Rourke), and percussionist Glenn Kotche (Wilco). Modern Country is a collection of songs about the vanishing America that still exists on back roads, in small towns, on AM radio stations. Tyler doesn’t offer optimism or pessimism but rather a calm and measured commentary in our age of anxiety.
$27.50 - $30.00
**J Mascis' show on 12/9/18 has been POSTPONED to Friday, February 22 2019. Tickets purchased for the original show will be honored. Refunds are available from point of purchase until 2/1/19.**