For alternative rock fans of a certain vintage, there’s something quite reassuring about the sight of Dinosaur Jr. mainman J Mascis shuffling his way up to a mic. His frontman charisma doesn’t hit until he opens his mouth and gets to singing, and then we get to see a proper transformation every night on stage. The band’s fuzzy, feedback-heavy dirge is also beautifully melodic and always authentic, though we haven’t been treated to a new album since 2016’s Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not. Regardless, they always deliver live. The band is on tour with old friends Easy Action, featuring John Brannon (and other members) from Detroit hardcore pioneers Negative Approach. Get there early for that — Easy Action are one of the most underrated live bands in the States.
Dinosaur Jr play with Easy Action at 9 p.m. on Saturday, November 2 at the Fonda.