Difficult to categorize this one. Is it a circus in search of a tent? A twisted trip down college radio’s collective memory lane? A bunch of mostly long-haired buddies having a good time on a Friday night? Anybody with an ear for what was once called Underground Rock Music should recognize all the major names and egos on the bill. A reunited Dinosaur Jr. has been back at it for a few years, and this time around they’ll be performing their third album, 1988’s Bug, in its entirety. Henry Rollins, a clean-cut renaissance man known for having an athletic build and an intense personality, will be interviewing the band live and onstage. To begin the night’s program: OFF!, some type of all-star group with a pedigree to ape the sounds of 1976 Hermosa Beach. And though original Black Flag and Circle Jerks singer Keith Morris and three feet of dreadlocks front OFF!, the most electric character on stage is likely to be Steve MacDonald of Redd Kross. Perhaps the only person sure to be absent this night is the tie that binds these acts together: Black Flag and SST Records founder Greg Ginn.
Fri., June 24. 8:30pm. $39.70. Electric Factory, 421 N. Seventh St. 215.627.1332. electricfactory.info
PW's Music Issue 2014