J Mascis

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2014

    6 Best Concerts in Phoenix this Week

    Shows are in season this week, with a slew of great options for musical entertainment in the Valley of the Sun. So kick back, relax, and get your concert on. We've got recommendations for you below, and be sure to check out our comprehensive concert listings for more info.

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2014

    An Open Letter to J Mascis

    Dear J Mascis: First of all, I am a big fan. From the first time I heard Dinosaur Jr back in the late 1980s to this very day, I have been a little awestruck. Your career is one any diehard music aficionado can respect. The first time I drove down Interstate 91 in Massachusetts and saw the exit for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2014

    King Tuff Describes the Evil Colors of His New Songs

    Vermont's King Tuff might have synesthesia, (the neurological phenomenon which activates multiple senses at once i.e. 'smelling' words or 'hearing' colors), and not even know it. Speaking to SPIN, the King (real name: Kyle Thomas) described the grungy sounds on his latest album, Black Moon Spell, in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2014

    Wayne Coyne Swaps Phantogram for Treasure MammaL on "She's Leaving Home"

    Back in April, we reported that Wayne Coyne had tapped beloved Phoenix weirdo-rockers Treasure MammaL to participate in a Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band cover album, called With a Little Help From My Fwends. It started after the Flaming Lips saw Treasure MammaL perform at Coyne's Oklahoma Ci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2014

    Tim Showalter of Strand of Oaks Discovered Rock, and it Healed Him

    Tim Showalter made his name as Strand of Oaks over three albums of dark folk music, a mysteriously enticing mix of dreamscape sci-fi lyrics and a simmering, powerful delivery. Unsatisfied, however, because of a key missing piece, Showalter turned everything upside down for Strand of Oaks' fourth al ... More >>

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    April 18, 2013
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    April 17, 2013

    Was Coachella 2013 Worth The Drive From Phoenix?

    If you went to Coachella last weekend, you're probably still sunburned, dehydrated, and physically exhausted. Sleeping in your own bed is a glorious feeling after camping out or crashing on a friend's hotel room floor, but some aches and pains are bound to persist. Fortunately, if you had a good-en ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2013

    50 Important SXSW Questions

    Editor: We have so many questions here in Austin. Here are 50 of them. 1. Will I like the pedicab costumed as The Hulk if he gets angry? 2. Are we all really just in New York? 3. Is this t-shirt rad? 4. Do you want to get some 'za, which is now absolutely the slang for pizza? 5. How far can you spr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Weekend

    Curious about what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions where to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend.

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    August 16, 2012
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    February 17, 2011
  • Blogs

    December 31, 2010

    15 Good Songs You Might've Missed in 2010

    Peter Storch​I listened to more than 3,000 songs in 2010, so I was asked to come up with a list of the best of the year. But you've probably heard "Swim" by Surfer Blood and "Boyfriend" by Best Coast and "Helicopter" by Deerhunter and "Hustle and Cuss" by the Dead Weather, so I came up with a ... More >>

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    March 4, 2010
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    May 31, 2007

    Dinosaur Jr.

    (Fat Possum)

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2007

    J.D. Stooks' Latest Steez

    By Brendan Joel Kelley Tempe singer/songwriter J.D. Stooks hit me off with one of his new tracks a couple days ago, "10 Lb Coat," which you'll find below. J.D.'s an incredibly talented kid, which you'll hear below and you can hear more of on his Myspace. He's actually out in L.A. this weekend, brin ... More >>

  • Music

    March 15, 2007

    Sebadoh Boy

    Reissue, reuinion, return

  • Music

    January 4, 2007

    Lullabies for the Deranged

    Wallow in the mire of the year's best scuzz rock

  • Music

    August 24, 2006


    And the Glass Handed Kites

  • Music

    July 6, 2006

    Free Throw

    Built to Spill front man Doug Martsch on playing basketball, watching television, and getting poked in the eyeball

  • Music

    May 15, 2003

    Basement Ax

    Built to Spill's Doug Martsch is a guitar hero for a generation not interested in 'em

  • Calendar

    July 11, 2002

    Under the Influence

    Documentary outlines spiritual survival

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 20, 2001

    Best Club For Rock

    Nita's Hideaway

  • Music

    September 6, 2001

    Timeless Flight

    L.A.'s twangy, trippy Beachwood Sparks ascend with a white-soul masterpiece

  • Music

    June 7, 2001

    Tiffany Anders

    Funny Cry Happy Gift (Up Records)

  • Music

    June 7, 2001

    Guitar Man

    Built to Spill's Doug Martsch might claim to be an amateur on the six-string, but don't let him fool you

  • Music

    March 29, 2001

    Texas State of Mind

    The South by Southwest music conference might've been a disappointment this year, but there are still plenty of questions left to be answered

  • Music

    October 12, 2000

    Lightening Up

    Dinosaur Jr.'s J. Mascis is back with a new album, a new attitude and a mouthful of food

  • Music

    July 13, 2000

    Arthur's Theme

    Multitalented artist Joseph Arthur finds reward in more than just song

  • Music

    March 9, 2000

    Lo-fi Legacy

    After more than a decade together, indie rock torchbearers Sebadoh look to start anew

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    September 3, 1998
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    June 25, 1998

    Defiant Ones

    N17 tests out new material onstage before hitting the studio again

  • Calendar

    September 12, 1996
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    August 1, 1996

    Contract and Expel

    Famous parting shots from artists formerly "under exclusive arrangement" with their labels

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    April 6, 1995
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    November 17, 1994
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    October 20, 1994
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    October 6, 1993



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    May 20, 1992