J Mascis

Collective Concerts Presents

J Mascis

Luluc

Sat, December 1, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm

The Great Hall

Toronto, ON

$27.50

This event is 19 and over

Advance tickets also available at Rotate This & Soundscapes 

J Mascis
J Mascis
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.
Venue Information:
The Great Hall
1087 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON, M6J 1H3
http://www.thegreathall.ca/