Wednesday, January 19, 2011

J. Mascis and Kurt Vile Coming To Music Hall Of Williamsburg In March

J. Mascis with Dinosaur Jr. in Central Park, from the HAD Archive

Clearly there is a booking agent somewhere with some damned fine taste with regards to rock and roll: J. Mascis be coming to Music Hall of Williamsburg on March 25th, in support of his new record Several Shades Of Why. The record drops on March 15th from Subpop, and if the first track "Never Enough" (below) is any indication, the record will see Mascis taking a more chill path with his solo tunage this time around.

Kurt Vile at Amnesia, from the HAD Archive

As if that weren't enough, Mascis will be joined by Kurt Vile and The Violators, who will be out in support of their new record as well. Considering Vile's rapidly growing fanbase (and awesomeness), we're not sure he should be put in an "opener" slot. That being said, Mascis is a bit of a legend, so getting twice as much bang for our buck certainly isn't something to complain about.

Update: The dates also include an evening at Mercury Lounge. Details:

J. Mascis And Kurt Vile Spring 2011 Dates
Thursday, March 10 – Ithaca, NY – Castaways
Friday, March 11 – Toronto, ONT – The Great Hall (Canadian Music Fest)
Tuesday, March 22 – Battleboro, VT – Headroom Stages
Wednesday, March 23 – Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live
Thursday, March 24 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
Friday, March 25 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
Saturday, March 26 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
Wednesday, March 30 – Cleveland Hts, OH – Grog Shop
Thursday, March 31 – Ann Arbor, MI – Blind Pig
Friday, April 01 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean
Saturday, April 02 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
Thursday, April 07 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl
Friday, April 08 – Athens, GA – Melting Point
Saturday, April 09 – Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle
Sunday, April 10 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle