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either way, i'm pretty keen
think it is dinosaur jr, think I would prefer solo as really liked the last solo album and its been a while since he played acoustic over here but I guess full band pulls a bigger crowd
Have any idea what this venue is like? Capacity, atmosphere, sound quality etc?
Big enough space, slightly too open
really high ceilings and the bowling alleys run off to the right of the stage/audience which means you lose a bit of the intimacy.
There's no barriers/gap between audience and stage though so you can get super close. Main audience area is lower than the rest of the place so you can sit/lean around the edge of it.
Capacity is listed at 1000 but I'm assuming that's for the whole place which includes 2 bars and a seating area which you wouldn't be able to see the stage from.
Sound-wise there were a couple of times where it wasn't great but otherwise pretty decent.
Seemingly everyone I know in London is going to Converge instead but I really feel it's Dino Jr for the win. You know I'm right.
Lots of people committing the cardinal sin of wearing the band tee to the band show tonight
Was good though wasn't it? Couple of nice surprises.
loads of youngsters there (relative to me anyhow) which made a nice change ... seemed a bit subdued at first - not much reaction to the opening salvo of Jr classics (Bulbs of Passion, In A Jar, The Lung, Pond Song, if I remember right) but then went mental for Watch The Corners ... impressive that they've gained a new audience with their recent stuff
also must be the first time I've seen them where Lou's bass was drowning out J's guitar at times
I preferred the subdued audience, there were some absolute goons in that audience, lost the skin to my lower leg due to someone's idea of moshing.
Nice mixed set though, I hadn't seen them do non j/Lou/Murph era before.