Billboard Bits: Dinosaur Jr., Mixtape Inc.
The original lineup of alternative rock troupe Dinosaur Jr. are taking to the road this spring/summer in support of their forthcoming effort "Beyond." Lou Barlow, J Mascis and Murph will be playing muThe original lineup of alternative rock troupe Dinosaur Jr. are taking to the road this spring/summer in support of their forthcoming effort "Beyond." Lou Barlow, J Mascis and Murph will be playing multiple dates in only 10 cities, including New York, Chicago, Seattle and Ann Arbor, Mich. The stint begins May 11 at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, Calif., and runs through June 7 at Irving Plaza in New York.
A one-off performance, billed J Mascis and Friends, is slated for May 10 at the Casbah in San Diego.
Barlow's recently reunited post-Dino Jr. project, Sebadoh, is currently on tour.
As previously reported, the reunited group will be releasing "Beyond" on May 11 via Fat Possum. It will be Dinosaur Jr.'s first record since 1989 crafted by the founding trio.
-- Katie Hasty, N.Y.
Director Walter Bell and partner Jerry Thompson take an in-depth look into the world of illegal hip-hop mixtapes in the forthcoming documentary DVD "Mixtape Inc. The Movie" (Cando Entertainment), due May 22.
The plot behind the film centers around the battle between mixtape DJs, artists, retailers, buyers, record labels and copyright infringement authorities. The film features over 77 interviews with hip-hop artists and label executives, including one-on-one chats with artists like Kanye West, G-Unit members Lloyd Banks, Young Buck, Tony Yayo, Chuck D., Lil' Jon, Fabolous, Gnarls Barkley's Danger Mouse, David Banner, Xzibit and Kool DJ Red Alert.
Visit the Mixtape Inc. Web site for more information.
-- Mariel Concepcion, N.Y.