J Mascis - Toronto, 6/24/06
Posted: 06.25.06 | Category: [J Mascis]
J Mascis @ Olympic Island Show, Toronto. June 24, 2006.
With a lineup that some were calling lack-luster, after 3 years of epic summer shows on Olympic Island, local heroes Broken Social Scene sold it out (the Island, not themselves, so shut it, all you nay-sayers.) Perfect weather, a near-perfect crowd, a proper (yet not overbearing) security team, and nary a hitch throughout. To do a day like Saturday justice in a write-up is impossible, so I’m hoping the photos will do the talking.
J Mascis – Those who paid big bucks to see Broken Mascis Scene at the Mod Club the night before might have felt a little ripped off to see them doing it all again, but I was grateful. Dinosaur Jr. was on heavy rotation during my college years, so hearing songs like "Feel the Pain" and "Start Choppin’" sent it all flooding back. I think much of Mascis’ set was a little lost on those that weren’t familiar with his band, so I was probably one of the more enthusiastic fans on the barricade during this set (Feist was also dancing backstage, so I felt a little bit vindicated for my shameless abandon). Large props to the members of BSS for doing Mascis’ songs very proud. Mascis still stays true to his roots and seriously brings the hair. Forget Phil Spector’s famous ‘wall of sound’ – witness instead J Mascis famous wall of hair.
Additional photos from this show: Flickr slideshow.