October 17

Dinosaur Jr. w/ Shearwater

The Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St.

9 p.m., $20, onepercentproductions.com

One of the last times Dinosaur Jr. came to town, I braced myself for a torrent of noise guaranteed to bring about quick and sudden deafness. When the band started playing, I quickly adjusted to the volume and wondered why my ears weren’t being pierced by the din. They I realized the sheer volume was all organic — J Mascis and Lou Barlow do not place microphones in front of their amplifier stacks to heighten their sweet walls of noise. The pioneering alternative band has been on a tear since their 2005 reformation, releasing three critically-acclaimed albums that have helped cement the band’s loud legacy.

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