The continued existence of Dinosaur, Jr. is as much a miracle as the fact that the trio's three post-reunion albums are as solid as their underground and major-label offerings. J. Mascis' nimble, thrilling guitar leads and wounded falsetto whine are the thread running from You're Living All Over Me to Without A Sound to I Bet On Sky, even as the sound quality evolves from basement-pit cruddy to studio-pro crystalline. Having bassist Lou Barlow and drummer Murph back on board, however uneasily, has resulted in some intangible uptick in songwriting quality. Long may they bicker, rock, and reign.
Wed., May 28, 8 p.m., 2014