too, can be the next Dave Markey…
By Blurt Staff
On Saturday, June 25, Dinosaur Jr. are
putting themselves “in the hands of the fans.” Just like Iggy
and the Stooges did with “Raw
Power” last September, the band is offering fans a once-in-a-lifetime
opportunity to film and interview their performance of the classic album “Bug” at the 9:30 Club in Washington
D.C. on June 25.
Six lucky fans
will be chosen by way of a video submission contest to join director Dave
Markey (1991: The Year Punk Broke, Desperate Teenage Lovedolls)
on location. The contest is based on fans submitting short high definition
video segments through www.InTheHandsOfTheFans.com asking Dinosaur Jr. interview questions, or demonstrating why they should win
the contest. Winners of the contest will film and interview Dinosaur Jr. at the
9:30 Club. This fan shot footage, along with the contestant video submissions,
will be crafted into a high definition longform program, which will be part
concert film and part reality TV show about the journey of the fans.
It’s being done in conjunction
with the MVD Entertainment group, whose CEO, Ed Seamon, said in a statement, “MVD
is honored to work with an act of such high integrity and esteem. We made
dreams come true for six fans when we did RAW POWER, and are thrilled to do
this with Dinosaur Jr. doing BUG.” MVD plans to release the project on
DVD, Blu-ray and download later this year.
Following the announcement that Dinosaur Jr. was to perform the classic
album BUG in its entirety in London in July, the band announced a short tour in
the US in June. The US dates kick off in Northampton, MA with a concert
benefiting Whole Children, including Henry Rollins, Thurston Moore, and The
Warblers and continues throughout the East Coast featuring Dinosaur Jr.
performing Bug in its entirety, Henry Rollins interviewing Dinosaur Jr. live
and special guests OFF!, with Fucked Up also performing in New York City.
“I hate bugs,” said J Mascis.
“If you do too, come see us perform the whole album at the 9:30 Club, even
if you LuvBugs. You can videotape our performance cause we’re putting it
In the Hands of the Fans.”