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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

J Mascis Unplugs for Several Shades of Why

Dinosaur Jr. frontman J Mascis will unplug the Marshalls this spring for a just-announced twenty two date North American tour in support of his forthcoming, first solo studio album Several Shades of Why. Definitely a departure for fans of that trademark guitar, drums and vocals that have long driven a string of amazing bands including: Deep Wound, Dinosaur Jr., Gobblehoof, Velvet Monkeys, the Fog, Witch, Sweet Apple and numerous session appearances.

The tour opens March 10th in Ithaca, N.Y., and wraps up May 7th in San Diego, with several breaks in between to space out those shows (see full dates below). Mascis will release his new album on March 15th on via Sub Pop; The disc features plenty of guest s including: Kevin Drew of Broken Social Scene, Kurt Vile and Band of Horses’ Ben Bridwell, among others. You can grab a free MP3 of album track “Not Enough” by clicking the handy linkage below. Full tour dates below that.

J Mascis Solo Tour Dates:

03/10 - Castaways, Ithaca, NY
03/11 -The Great Hall, Toronto, ON
03/22 - Headroom Stages, Brattleboro, VT
03/23 - World Cafe Live, Philadelphia, PA
03/24 - The Mercury Lounge, New York, NY
03/25 - Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
03/26 - Brighton Music Hall, Boston, MA
03/30 - Grog Shop, Cleveland Heights, OH
03/31 - Blind Pig, Ann Arbor, MI
04/01 - Subterranean, Chicago, IL
04/02 - 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis, MN
04/07 - The Earl, Atlanta, GA
04/08 - The Melting Point, Athens, GA
04/09 - The Grey Eagle, Asheville, NC
04/10 - Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, NC
04/29 - Tractor Tavern, Seattle, WA
04/30 - Dante’s, Portland, OR
05/03 - Crepe Palace, Santa Cruz, CA
05/04 - The Independent, San Francisco, CA
05/05 - Alex’s Bar, Long Beach, CA
05/06 - The Echo, Los Angeles, CA
05/07 - The Casbah, San Diego, CA


Allison said...

i love how one Canadian date, in Toronto, qualifies a "north american tour."

Sean Wraight said...

So true Allison... I see this time and time again. It's kinda sorta right but trust me, I very much understand.


Anonymous said...

Allison- You know you would be whining even more if that tour was referred to as a "US Tour".