J Mascis

105.5 The Colorado Sound Welcomes

J Mascis

James Elkington

Sunday, November 18

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm


$25.00 - $28.00


J Mascis
J Mascis
Best known as the frontman of the influential indie rock trio Dinosaur Jr., J Mascis has also been a solo artist,
producer, and film composer. Getting his start as a founding member of the hardcore band Deep Wound, Dinosaur
Jr. was founded in 1984 and the group emerged among the most highly regarded in alternative rock. By reintroducing
volume and attack in his songs Mascis shed the strict limitations of early 1980's hardcore, becoming an influence on
the burgeoning grunge movement. Mascis' body of work continues to inspire a generation of guitar players and
songwriters today.
In 1991, Dinosaur Jr. disbanded and Mascis released More Light, his first recording under the moniker J Mascis +
The Fog. Members and collaborators of the Fog have included Mike Watt (Minutemen / fIREHOSE), Ron Asheton
(the Stooges), Robert Pollard (Guided By Voices), Kevin Shields (My Bloody Valentine) Dave Schools (Hard Working
Americans / Widespread Panic) and Kyle Spence (Harvey Milk). Aside from his work with The Fog, Mascis finds
himself behind the drums in the band Witch, and most recently playing guitar with garage rockers Sweet Apple. He is
also known to perform solo acoustic proving that there are truly no limitations to his abilities. Fans of Mascis' huge
guitar wails will not be disappointed by his intimate acoustic performances as he always brings in plenty of pedals to
pepper these performances with the sonically enhanced solos he's best known for.
In addition to his own work Mascis has been heavily involved behind the scenes appearing on, producing, and mixing
records for a string of highly regarded acts like: fIREHOSE, Tad, Buffalo Tom, Beachwood Sparks, Del Tha Funkee
Homosapien, The Breeders and many others. J Mascis has also composed music for film and has occasionally
appeared in films such as Alison Anders acclaimed Gas, Food and Lodging.
When the original line up of Mascis, Lou Barlow on bass 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. Restoring the sound established by the opening
hat-trick gambit of Dinosaur, You're Living All Over Me, and Bug, 2007's Beyond continued the band's march into
rock greatness by making old ears smile and new ears bleed afresh. The original lineup has now released four studio
albums since their reunion, most recently 2016’s “Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not” on Jagjaguwar Records. Mascis’
third solo studio album, "Elastic Days," is out November 9th on Sub Pop.
James Elkington
James Elkington
British-born, Chicago-based guitarist and vocalist James Elkington writes introspective, harmonically nuanced songs heavily informed by traditional and progressive folk of the '60s and '70s. Raised in a small village north of London, Elkington became serious about playing guitar in his teens after hearing the debut album from the Smiths. A brief period in London working at a music store eventually gave way to living in Chicago, where he worked at Ian Schneller's Specimen Products music store. It was there that Elkington learned about guitar mechanics and began focusing on developing his own sound. Interestingly, it was also after moving to the United States that he first listened to influential Scottish guitarist Bert Jansch, who would become a major source of inspiration. Initially, Elkington made his name as a collaborator and sideman, working with such luminaries as Jeff Tweedy, Steve Gunn, Richard Thompson, and others. He also founded the bands the Zincs and the Horse's Ha, and paired with fellow guitarist Nathan Salsburg for several duet albums. In 2017, Elkington delivered his first proper solo album, Wintres Woma, which found him delving deep into a traditional British folk sound.
Venue Information:
132 Laporte Ave
Fort Collins, CO, 80524