Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Dinosaur Jr at The Belly Up Tavern, Again

Dinosaur Jr returned to the Belly Up to tour behind their terrific 1988 album Bug. The last time they played the venue, they were supporting the then-new Beyond album (one of my favorites from 2009).

Punk legend/super fan Henry Rollins interviews the band prior to the performance:

Being a quiet band of introverts who prefer to make loud sounds with their instruments, Henry did the majority of the talking.

Onto the music. After a couple of warmup tracks, they ripped into Freak Scene: 

Midway through the set and Budge:

And finishing off with their classic cover of Just Like Heaven by The Cure:

This time I wisely brought my earplugs along. So nice to feel the music without feeling pain in my ears from the sheer volume of the three guys pounding out the music onstage.