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J Mascis captures angst of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ “Don’t Do Me Like That”: Stream

The spirited rock 'n' roll cover precedes his forthcoming tour across Japan and Europe

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J. Mascis, photo by Ben Kaye
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    Fact: There is no song that J Mascis can’t cover.

    Whether it’s Mazzy Star or Led Zeppelin or The Cure, the Dinosaur Jr. frontman has the ability to marry his melancholy voice to any FM staple, capturing the emotionalism with the ease it takes to de-cream a Cadbury egg. #topicaljoke

    Well, now he’s back to prove as much again with his cover of Tom Petty’s “Don’t Do Me Like That”. One of the punchier tracks off 1979’s Damn the Torpedoes, Mascis surprisingly keeps the poppy cadence, though this sucker drips with angst.

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    The spirited cover follows his latest solo album — last year’s Elastic Days — and precedes his forthcoming world tour that begins this month with two dates in Japan. Revisit his recent conversation with Kyle Meredith in which he chats karaoke, biking, and his “Big Muff” sound.

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    J Mascis 2019 Tour Dates:
    04/16 – Tokyo, JP @ Shibuya WWWX
    04/17 – Osaka, JP @ Drop
    05/09 – Brighton, UK @ Concorde 2
    05/10 – London, UK @ Islington Assembly Hall
    05/11 – Leeds, UK @ Belgrave Music Hall
    05/13 – Glasgow, UK @ St. Luke’s
    05/14 – Oxford, UK @ O2 Academy Oxford
    05/15 – Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms
    05/17 – Liverpool, UK @ Arts Club
    05/18 – Bristol, UK @ Thekla
    05/19 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Gorilla
    06/15 – Provincetown, MA @ Twenty Summers @ The Hawthorne Barn
    06/21 – Athens, GR @ AN Club
    07/01 – Hamburg, DE @ Knust
    07/03 – Berlin, DE @ Festsaal Kreuzberg
    07/06 – Paris, FR@ La Maroquinerie
    07/08 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Noord
    07/09 – Rotterdam, NL @ Rotown
    07/11 – Genova, IT @ Giardini Luzzati
    07/12 – Prato, IT @ Festival Delle Colline
    07/14 – Rome, IT @ Rome Unplugged in Monti

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