Riot Fest once again proved itself to be the music fest for grownups. Grownups in black t-shirts. While all the other big festivals rotate the same dozen headliners, it’s great that Riot Fest has retained its punk rock focus. Maybe not as strictly as during its first several years as a multi-venue festival, but most … Continue reading Riot Fest 2017: No Dicks on the Dancefloor
Video: Dinosaur Jr. – “Knocked Around” From Give A Glimpse Of What Yer Not, out now on Jagjaguwar. Oh man, how did I miss a new Dinosaur Jr album? I guess it’s not that new since it came out a whole year ago. Oh well, better late than never. I’ve dug the last couple of … Continue reading Dinosaur Jr video: Knocked Around
Video: Dinosaur Jr. – “Over It” Awesome new video from Farm, due June 23 on Jagjaguwar. This tiny little version we’re embedding here hardly does it justice as it’s shot in HD and look great when you make it huge. Directed by Mark Locke, and it’s cool that they give credit to skate double Kyle … Continue reading New Dinosaur Jr. video: Over It
MP3: Dinosaur Jr – “I Want You to Know” from Farm, due June 23 on Jagjaguwar. “Hey, you’re the one who’d know / Stay with me, I can’t let it go / Hey, you put it in my head / Stay and see, you know what you said.” I don’t know what it is about … Continue reading New Dinosaur Jr – I Want You to Know
The best-run music festival in America is a yearly congregation of college radio nerds, fashion victims, art students, burnouts, baristas, and meatheads in Chicago’s Union Park.
J, Lou and Murph take on an ice storm to take over an Iowa dive and prove there’s still more to their reunion than just nostalgia.
Johnny Loftus catches the reunited Dinosaur Jr at the Blind Pig in Ann Arbor in the middle of their current club tour: The heat in the room, the terrible sight lines, the spotty sound, the band’s mild irritability and a set list that sometimes stalled – it all worked in Dinosaur’s favor. This was not … Continue reading JTL on Dino Jr in A2
Some recent good stuff from Forkcast: • Gruff Rhys – “Candylion” from Candylion, out now on Rough Trade. It’s the dude from Super Furry Animals. (fr0k) • The Ponys – “Poser Psychotic” from Turn the Lights Out, out now on Matador. (fr0k) • The Rakes – “The World Was a Mess But His Hair Was … Continue reading Even More Fun with Forkast
Some recent good stuff from Forkcast : • Of Montreal – “No Conclusion” from Icons, Abstract Thee, exclusively available from Polyvinyl online. • Frog Eyes – “Bushels” from Tears of the Valedictorian, due May 1 on Absolutely Kosher. • Lee “Scratch” Perry – “Black Panta” from Jonny Greenwood is the Controller, due March 6 on … Continue reading Forkast Highlights