It seems that a lot of artists are following the trend of a huge live production that is constantly changing throughout the set, with intent to keep the audience entertained. With the ever short attention span of the average millennial, who cannot be off of their twitter for 5 minutes without thinking it’s been an hour, this seems to be a necessity at live shows. You have your favorite band and a HUGE visual production that captivates your attention throughout the show. Well, not tonight.
Tonight, we have Dinosaur Jr. Only 3 Amps stacked 8 feet high around legendary guitarist J. Mascis, and same goes for Bassist, Lou Barlow. In between the two of them is drummer Murph, front and center. This show has no constant visual LED lights flashing different images every few seconds, no theatrics, nothing but pure rock n roll.
The age group here varies from old to young, as Dinosaur Jr. doesn’t seem to have a straight demographic. Dinosaur Jr. isn’t for any certain kind of person in particular, but for lovers of music. Between the rowdy kids up front, jumping and pushing each other to the beat, and the older folk nodding along to the music, everybody is feeling something. Whether that something is making them move their bodies, tap their foot or nod their head, the music flows through the venue, providing the most amazing energy that someone could ever witness.