Dinosaur Jr.

Fri Nov 12 2021

8:00 PM (Doors 6:00 PM)

Brooklyn Bowl Nashville

925 3rd Ave North Nashville, TN 37201

$27.50 - $30

Ages 18+

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Doors: 6:00 PM
Show: 8:00 PM

Dinosaur Jr.

  • Dinosaur Jr.

    Dinosaur Jr.

    Alternative Rock

    Here is Sweep It Into Space, the fifth new studio album cut by Dinosaur Jr.. during the 13th year of their rebirth. Originally scheduled for issue in mid 2020, this record's temporal trajectory was thwarted by the coming of the Plague. But it would take more than a mere Plague to tamp down the exquisite fury of this trio when they are fully dialed-in. And Sweep It Into Space is a masterpiece of zoned dialing.
                
    In the decades since the release of Dinosaur Jr.'s original triptych of foundational albums, it has become clear that their sound -- once hailed as a sort of  almost-tamed noise -- is/was/always-has-been fully functioning pop music of a sort. The subsequent generations of bands who grew up breathing Dino's fumes managed to tinker around with the edges of their original post-hardcore song-forms enough for listeners to realize there had always been melodies at the center of everything they did. What Dinosaur Jr.. produces is nothing but a beautiful new version of the rock continuum -- riff, power, beat and longing, created with an eye on the infinite future.
                
    Recorded, as usual, at Amherst's Biquiteen, the sessions for Sweep It Into Space began in the late Autumn of 2019, following a West Coast/South East tour. The only extra musician used this time with Kurt Vile.
               
    J Mascis says, “Kurt played little lead things, like 12 string one at the beginning of 'I Ran Away.' Then I ended up just mimicking a few things he'd done. I was listening to a lot of Thin Lizzy, so I was trying to get some of that dueling twin lead sound. (laughs)”
               
    “But the recording session was pretty well finished by the time things really hit the fan. So I just ended up doing more things by myself. Like the mini digital mellotron on 'Take It Back.' Originally I'd thought I'd have Ken Mauri (who has done keyboard work for Dino in the past) come in and play piano. But when the Lock Down happened in March, that meant I was on my own. But it was cool.”
                
    Indeed, Sweep It Into Space is a very cool album. As is typical, Lou Barlow writes and sings two of the album's dozen tunes and Murph's pure-Flinstonian drumming drives the record like a go cart from Hell. Lou's songs here are as elegant as always. “Garden” is a mid-paced ballad with genteel guitar filigree giving it a '60 Brit feel in spots. And the album's closer, “You Wonder,” is a strangely excellent answer to the question -- “How would Blue Oyster Cult handle a country tune?”
                
    J's tracks flow and flower in the different directions he often follows. Some are guitar howlers, like “I Met the Stones,” with a string sound midway between Hendrix and Asheton. Some are power ballads, like “And Me,” its lyrics atomized in a manner invented by Mascis, then famously borrowed by Kurt Cobain. And there are anomalies, like “Take It Back,” which starts with a blue-beat rhythm putting one in mind of Keith Richards' Jamaican explorations (at least for a little bit.)
                
    But there are very few moments where you wouldn't know you were hearing Dinosaur Jr.. in blindfolded needle drop. They have a signature sound as sure as the Stooges or Sonic Youth or Discharge ever did. They continue to expand their personal universe with Sweep It Into Space, without ever losing their central core.
                
    So if you ever do find yourself swept into space (hey, who knows?), I just hope these tunes are on your playlist.
    --Byron Coley

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This event is 18 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 18 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.

We know that in these uncertain times, your health and safety are of the utmost importance. With that in mind, as we open our doors in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, we want you to be aware of the enhanced health and safety protocols we have developed to provide a safe space for all who enter our building while still giving our guests a fun night out.

WE COMMIT TO:

1. ADOPTION OF BEST-IN-CLASS SAFETY PRACTICES to protect not only our guests, but also staff and vendors. Face masks will be mandatory for all guests (when not eating), staff, and vendors. Thank you for wearing a mask!

2. A TEMPERATURE CHECK will be required for staff, guests, and vendors prior to entering the building. Anyone with a body temperature of 100.4˚ or higher will not be permitted inside the building.

3. DESIGNATED SANITATION STAFF will be present for every service, dedicated to continuously sanitizing all touchpoints in the building at least once every 30 minutes.

4. INFORMATIVE SAFETY SIGNAGE will be strategically placed throughout the building, both front and back of house.

5. ADDITIONAL HAND-WASHING AND HAND SANITIZING STATIONS have been installed throughout the building, above and beyond what is required by the health department.

6. NEW SAFETY PROCEDURES FOR ALL EMPLOYEES, including increased hand-washing requirements, the use of approved face masks provided by Brooklyn Bowl, and wearing and changing gloves regularly.

7. USE OF TOUCHLESS TECHNOLOGY, including touchless menus and payment options. Disposable menus will also be in use.

8. REGULATED SEATING will be used to mandate a socially distanced environment, with tables and chairs spaced at least 6ft apart. No parties of 7 or more will be allowed to be seated together.

9. REDUCING POTENTIAL INFECTION by requiring sick workers to stay home, and encouraging all employees capable of carrying out work duties from home to work from home.

10. PROVIDING A SAFE SPACE for employees to share if they feel unwell or begin exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.

Dinosaur Jr.

Fri Nov 12 2021 8:00 PM

(Doors 6:00 PM)

Brooklyn Bowl Nashville Nashville TN
Dinosaur Jr.

$27.50 - $30 Ages 18+

Valid photo ID required at door for entry

Doors: 6:00 PM
Show: 8:00 PM
Dinosaur Jr.

Dinosaur Jr.

Alternative Rock

Here is Sweep It Into Space, the fifth new studio album cut by Dinosaur Jr.. during the 13th year of their rebirth. Originally scheduled for issue in mid 2020, this record's temporal trajectory was thwarted by the coming of the Plague. But it would take more than a mere Plague to tamp down the exquisite fury of this trio when they are fully dialed-in. And Sweep It Into Space is a masterpiece of zoned dialing.
            
In the decades since the release of Dinosaur Jr.'s original triptych of foundational albums, it has become clear that their sound -- once hailed as a sort of  almost-tamed noise -- is/was/always-has-been fully functioning pop music of a sort. The subsequent generations of bands who grew up breathing Dino's fumes managed to tinker around with the edges of their original post-hardcore song-forms enough for listeners to realize there had always been melodies at the center of everything they did. What Dinosaur Jr.. produces is nothing but a beautiful new version of the rock continuum -- riff, power, beat and longing, created with an eye on the infinite future.
            
Recorded, as usual, at Amherst's Biquiteen, the sessions for Sweep It Into Space began in the late Autumn of 2019, following a West Coast/South East tour. The only extra musician used this time with Kurt Vile.
           
J Mascis says, “Kurt played little lead things, like 12 string one at the beginning of 'I Ran Away.' Then I ended up just mimicking a few things he'd done. I was listening to a lot of Thin Lizzy, so I was trying to get some of that dueling twin lead sound. (laughs)”
           
“But the recording session was pretty well finished by the time things really hit the fan. So I just ended up doing more things by myself. Like the mini digital mellotron on 'Take It Back.' Originally I'd thought I'd have Ken Mauri (who has done keyboard work for Dino in the past) come in and play piano. But when the Lock Down happened in March, that meant I was on my own. But it was cool.”
            
Indeed, Sweep It Into Space is a very cool album. As is typical, Lou Barlow writes and sings two of the album's dozen tunes and Murph's pure-Flinstonian drumming drives the record like a go cart from Hell. Lou's songs here are as elegant as always. “Garden” is a mid-paced ballad with genteel guitar filigree giving it a '60 Brit feel in spots. And the album's closer, “You Wonder,” is a strangely excellent answer to the question -- “How would Blue Oyster Cult handle a country tune?”
            
J's tracks flow and flower in the different directions he often follows. Some are guitar howlers, like “I Met the Stones,” with a string sound midway between Hendrix and Asheton. Some are power ballads, like “And Me,” its lyrics atomized in a manner invented by Mascis, then famously borrowed by Kurt Cobain. And there are anomalies, like “Take It Back,” which starts with a blue-beat rhythm putting one in mind of Keith Richards' Jamaican explorations (at least for a little bit.)
            
But there are very few moments where you wouldn't know you were hearing Dinosaur Jr.. in blindfolded needle drop. They have a signature sound as sure as the Stooges or Sonic Youth or Discharge ever did. They continue to expand their personal universe with Sweep It Into Space, without ever losing their central core.
            
So if you ever do find yourself swept into space (hey, who knows?), I just hope these tunes are on your playlist.
--Byron Coley

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limit 10 per person
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This event is 18 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 18 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund. We know that in these uncertain times, your health and safety are of the utmost importance. With that in mind, as we open our doors in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, we want you to be aware of the enhanced health and safety protocols we have developed to provide a safe space for all who enter our building while still giving our guests a fun night out.

WE COMMIT TO:

1. ADOPTION OF BEST-IN-CLASS SAFETY PRACTICES to protect not only our guests, but also staff and vendors. Face masks will be mandatory for all guests (when not eating), staff, and vendors. Thank you for wearing a mask!

2. A TEMPERATURE CHECK will be required for staff, guests, and vendors prior to entering the building. Anyone with a body temperature of 100.4˚ or higher will not be permitted inside the building.

3. DESIGNATED SANITATION STAFF will be present for every service, dedicated to continuously sanitizing all touchpoints in the building at least once every 30 minutes.

4. INFORMATIVE SAFETY SIGNAGE will be strategically placed throughout the building, both front and back of house.

5. ADDITIONAL HAND-WASHING AND HAND SANITIZING STATIONS have been installed throughout the building, above and beyond what is required by the health department.

6. NEW SAFETY PROCEDURES FOR ALL EMPLOYEES, including increased hand-washing requirements, the use of approved face masks provided by Brooklyn Bowl, and wearing and changing gloves regularly.

7. USE OF TOUCHLESS TECHNOLOGY, including touchless menus and payment options. Disposable menus will also be in use.

8. REGULATED SEATING will be used to mandate a socially distanced environment, with tables and chairs spaced at least 6ft apart. No parties of 7 or more will be allowed to be seated together.

9. REDUCING POTENTIAL INFECTION by requiring sick workers to stay home, and encouraging all employees capable of carrying out work duties from home to work from home.

10. PROVIDING A SAFE SPACE for employees to share if they feel unwell or begin exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.