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Showbox & KEXP Present

Dinosaur Jr.

with Steve Gunn

Event Information

Guests 21 and over can join us in the Kerns Music Lounge (adjacent to our main lobby) 2 hours prior to scheduled door time for food, drinks and priority entry into the showroom.

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Artist Information

Dinosaur Jr. is widely recognized as one of the most significant American rock bands of all time. Preceding Nirvana by several years, Dinosaur Jr. was instrumental in bringing the crashing sounds of lead guitar back to indie rock. It wasn't just the band’s signature metallic haze that made an impression on listeners; front man J Mascis’ effects-laden guitars were wrapped around some of the best songwriting of the decade. The first three albums, Dinosaur, You're Living All Over Me and Bug, are now considered cult masterpieces.

When the original line-up of Mascis, bassist Lou Barlow and drummer Murph re-formed in 2005 for select live dates, it was apparent that the years apart had not eroded any of their vitality. It was natural that Dinosaur Jr. would then begin to work on new material. With the release of Beyond in 2007, the band continued its march towards rock greatness. Fourteen years on, the band is still going strong with three albums released on Jagjaguwar Records, most recently 2016’s Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not.


Steve Gunn is a New York-based guitarist and songwriter. With a career spanning nearly fifteen years, Steve has produced volumes of critically acclaimed solo, duo, and ensemble recordings. His albums represent milestones of contemporary guitar-driven material, and forward thinking songwriting. Steve has steadily processed his inspirations into a singular, virtuosic stream. Close listening reveals the influence of blues, folk, ecstatic free jazz, and psych in his continually unfolding output. 

In 2016 Steve released, Eyes On The Lines, his first album for Matador Records which the Washington Post called, "so intimate and so mysteriously distant all at once". In January 2019 he followed it up with his breakthrough fourth album, The Unseen In Between where he explores his own emotional landscapes with his most complex, fully realized songs to date. 

“The songs are sweeping, with intricate finger picking and rich instrumentation, the lyrics meditative and intimate.” -New York Times

"It’s the most immediate set Gunn has ever made, a leap forward that’s thrilling to hear.” -Rolling Stone


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  • Wed, October 23, 2019
  • The Showbox
  • 8:30 PM
  • $29.50
  • All Ages to Enter, 21 & Over to Drink
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