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J Mascis and Black Heart Procession

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Dante's (map) Downtown
Sat., April 30, 9:30 p.m. 2011 21+

J Mascis
$18-20

If any eardrum-punishing guitarist has earned the right to chill the hell out and release an album of laidback folk rock, it's Dinosaur Jr. leader J Mascis. Wielding an acoustic for most of his Sub Pop solo debut, Several Shades of Why, Mascis goes against his trademark heavy-rock blowouts in favor of stripped-down, heartfelt balladeering. This kinder, gentler version of Mascis spotlights the wistful ache that's always nestled in his melodies; now it's just much easier to discern. Like Neil Young (an easy but totally apt comparison), Mascis exudes a charming vulnerability—and a poignant whine—beneath his gnarly exterior. The malicious dude who's been giving you tinnitus is actually an old softy whose tunesmithing can wring genuine tears. All is forgiven. DAVE SEGAL

Dante's

350 W Burnside, Portland, OR 97204
503-345-7892
Hours: Daily 11 am-2:30 am
http://www.danteslive.com

Venue Hours
  • Daily 11 am-2:30 am
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Sat., April 30, 9:30 p.m. 2011