PORTLAND —  Primus and Dinosaur Jr., will perform at Thompson Point on July 27. 

Primus is responsible for some of the most cutting edge and original rock music of the 1990s. And now, the definitive Primus line-up – singer/bassist Les Claypool, guitarist Larry LaLonde, and drummer Tim Alexander – is back together and planning on getting the worldwide masses bobbing up and down in unison once more.

Dinosaur Jr. has always been a vehicle for J Mascis’ grungy guitar style, ragged vocals, and inward-looking lyrics—a combination that owed as much to Neil Young as to the postpunk fury of such early Eighties alternative pioneers as Hüsker Dü. From early on, rock journalists tagged Mascis — known for his lethargic, reserved demeanor and reclusive lifestyle — as a slacker. But Dinosaur Jr. laid the groundwork for many breakthrough alt-rock acts of the ’90s — from Nirvana on down


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