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J Mascis is a Actor and Sound American born on 10 december 1965 at Amherst (USA)

J Mascis

J Mascis
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Birth name Joseph Donald Mascis, Jr.
Nationality USA
Birth 10 december 1965 (55 years) at Amherst (USA)

J Mascis (/ˈmæskɪs/ MASS-kiss; born Joseph Donald Mascis, Jr. on December 10, 1965) is an American musician. He is best known as the singer, guitarist and main songwriter for alternative rock band Dinosaur Jr. and described as a figurehead of grunge. He also developed a solo career releasing six albums while also playing drums on other projects. His latest album Tied to a Star was released in August 2014. As a notable guitarist he was ranked number 86 in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time", and in 2012 was also ranked 5th in Spin's list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time.

Biography

Mascis was born in Amherst, Massachusetts, the son of a dentist and grew up in the same area together with his sister Patty and an older brother. His family name is Italian, from the province of Foggia, in the region of Apulia in the south of Italy. His mother, Theresa (an avid golfer), died in 1985 while his father, Joseph Sr., died in 1993.

At the age of 17, Mascis joined the short-lived hardcore group Deep Wound with Lou Barlow, Scott Helland, and Charlie Nakajima in the early 1980s. He started out playing drums, but moved to guitar when he went on to found Dinosaur Jr. with bassist Barlow and drummer Emmett Jefferson "Patrick" Murphy (aka "Murph") in 1984 and achieved national success. His vocals have been described as "Neil Young-like" and his guitar riffs as "monolithic". Mascis dismissed Barlow from Dinosaur Jr. in 1989 and over the next eight years recorded several more Dinosaur Jr. albums, including the 1996 acoustic solo album Martin + Me. In 1989 Kurt Cobain suggested that Mascis join Nirvana.

The manager for Deep Wound was Gerard Cosloy, who then went on to found Homestead Records. Homestead released Dinosaur Jr.'s first record. Mascis says that the reason why Dinosaur Jr.'s sound is not fully formed on that record is that they were more or less automatically signed to Homestead. Megan Jasper, vice president at Sub Pop Records characterises this period as “J had some anger, like any punk rock kid. Usually, though, when a young person is angry, they tend to be really loud. And J wasn’t. He was only loud when he played music”.

As a side project, he was the drummer in Boston doom metal group Upsidedown Cross, who released a self-titled album on Taang! Records in 1991. He wrote songs for the film Gas, Food, Lodging, in which he made a cameo appearance. In 1996, he had a small part in the movie Grace of my Heart and provided a ballad and a Beach Boys-like song for the soundtrack. In 1998, he retired the Dinosaur Jr. name.

In April 2005 Mascis, Barlow, and Murph reformed the band for a tour celebrating the re-release of the group's first three albums. They have since released three new albums: Beyond (released in 2007), Farm (released in 2009), and I Bet on Sky (released on September 17, 2012).


Solo material
In 2000 he began producing albums with his new band, J Mascis + The Fog. In 2003, the house and studio he owned burned down.

In August 2005 Mascis released J and Friends Sing and Chant For Amma, a solo album under the J Mascis and Friends banner. The album consists of devotional songs dedicated to Hindu religious leader Mata Amritanandamayi, or Ammachi, about whom he had written "Ammaring" on the first J Mascis + The Fog album More Light. The proceeds from the album are being donated to tsunami relief efforts Ammachi's organization is spearheading. In 2008 the six-track album was made available digitally on his own Baked Goods label.

In 2006 Mascis returned to drumming with his newly formed heavy metal band Witch for their self-titled debut album.

Also that year, he collaborated with Evan Dando on a new Lemonheads album. The Lemonheads was released that September, featuring Mascis playing lead guitar.

In 2010 Mascis joined with John Petkovic and Tim Parnin of Cobra Verde and Dave Sweetapple of Witch to form Sweet Apple. The self-titled debut album was released on Tee Pee Records. Mascis plays drums, guitar, and sings on the album.

Mascis released a mostly acoustic album in March 2011 titled Several Shades of Why on Sub Pop Records. He was joined in the studio by several guest musicians, including Kurt Vile, Ben Bridwell and Sophie Trudeau. Mascis toured North AMerica with Vile as support act to promote the album. In 2013 Richard Ayoade cast J Mascis in a small role, a caretaker, in his film The Double. Mascis's electric guitar work is featured on the 2014 Strand of Oaks album Heal.

In April 2014 he played with reunited Nirvana on a secret gig after the Rock and roll hall of fame interventions. He sang the songs School, Pennyroyal Tea and Drain You. In August 2014 he released the solo album Tied to a Star on Subpop and toured in support of it.

Usually with

Joe Cole
Joe Cole
(1 films)
Eric Stoltz
Eric Stoltz
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of J Mascis (10 films)

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Actor

The Double
The Double (2014)
, 1h33
Directed by Richard Ellef Ayoade
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Comedy
Actors Jesse Eisenberg, Mia Wasikowska, Wallace Shawn, Noah Taylor, Rade Šerbedžija, Yasmin Paige
Roles Janitor
Rating64% 3.249943.249943.249943.249943.24994
Downtrodden Simon James (Jesse Eisenberg) has worked at his office for seven years, but he is ignored by his boss and colleagues. From his apartment he spies on a beautiful co-worker he admires, Hannah (Mia Wasikowska), who lives in the apartment opposite. He sees her throwing away art and secretly retrieves and admires it.
Things Behind the Sun, 2h
Directed by Allison Anders
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Kim Dickens, Gabriel Mann, Rosanna Arquette, J Mascis, Don Cheadle, Brittany Finamore
Rating67% 3.396773.396773.396773.396773.39677
Owen, a young reporter for a Los Angeles-based music magazine, goes back to his Florida hometown to interview Sherry, a local rock singer. Sherry and her band are becoming increasingly popular, largely because of a song she wrote about being sexually assaulted as a girl; this song has become a hit on college radio. Owen's reasons for returning to his hometown are more than professional, however: he and Sherry were close friends in childhood. Through flashbacks, the movie recalls Owen's memory of a critical moment in that past.
Grace of My Heart, 1h56
Directed by Allison Anders
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Illeana Douglas, Matt Dillon, Eric Stoltz, John Turturro, J Mascis, Patsy Kensit
Roles The Riptides' Engineer
Rating66% 3.3476353.3476353.3476353.3476353.347635
Edna Buxton (Illeana Douglas) is a steel heiress from Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, who wants to be a singer and enters a talent contest. The story begins with a conversation between herself and her mother (Christina Pickles) with regard to what she will sing and what she will wear. At her mother’s insistence, she reluctantly makes a plan to sing "You'll Never Walk Alone.” Edna is even less thrilled about her mother’s choice of wardrobe, calling it uncomfortable. Her mother responds with a cutting remark, “Perhaps it’s not the dress. Perhaps it’s you who doesn’t fit, dear.
Gas Food Lodging, 1h41
Directed by Allison Anders
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Feminist films, Political films
Actors Brooke Adams, Ione Skye, Fairuza Balk, James Brolin, Robert Knepper, J Mascis
Roles Shop Worker
Rating65% 3.298693.298693.298693.298693.29869
Nora, (Brooke Adams) a waitress with two teenage daughters, struggles to raise them in a trailer park as a single parent after her husband abandons the family. After repeatedly skipping school to go on dates, Trudi (Ione Skye) quits school and gets a job as a waitress alongside her mother. Meanwhile, young Shade (Fairuza Balk) spends most of her time watching the movies of Mexican film star Elvia Rivero (Nina Belanger) and dreams of finding a new boyfriend for her mother.

Sound

One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das, 1h12
Genres Documentary, Musical
Actors Rick Rubin
Rating68% 3.4266553.4266553.4266553.4266553.426655
Jeremy Frindel's 2012 film One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das documents the life and musical career of American kirtan singer Krishna Das. In 1970, while struggling with drug abuse and depression, Das left his native Long Island, New York for India, selling all his possessions and turning down the opportunity to record as lead vocalist with the band that would later become Blue Öyster Cult. While in India he formed a close relationship with the guru Neem Karoli Baba (Maharaj-ji), setting him on a new spiritual course and eventually leading to his emergence as Krishna Das – the world-renowned spiritual teacher, chant master, and Grammy-nominated musician. The film features interviews with Be Here Now author and spiritual guru Ram Das, Grammy-winning producer Rick Rubin (The Beastie Boys, Metallica, Jay-Z), New York Times bestselling author Sharon Salzberg, and two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee Daniel Goleman, as well as a score by Dinosaur Jr's J Mascis and Devadas.
Sunlight Jr., 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Naomi Watts, Matt Dillon, Norman Reedus, Tess Harper
Roles Original Music Composer
Rating56% 2.8010552.8010552.8010552.8010552.801055
Melissa Winters est caissière dans une épicerie, le Sunlight Jr. Mal payée, elle vit dans une chambre d'un hôtel miteux avec son copain Richie, un ancien réparateur de télévisions qui reçoit chaque mois une pension d'invalidité qu'il dépense dans la taverne du quartier. Le jour où elle découvre qu'elle est enceinte, ils vont devoir sérieusement affronter la réalité et prendre les bonnes décisions pour leur avenir.
One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das, 1h12
Genres Documentary, Musical
Actors Rick Rubin
Rating68% 3.4266553.4266553.4266553.4266553.426655
Jeremy Frindel's 2012 film One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das documents the life and musical career of American kirtan singer Krishna Das. In 1970, while struggling with drug abuse and depression, Das left his native Long Island, New York for India, selling all his possessions and turning down the opportunity to record as lead vocalist with the band that would later become Blue Öyster Cult. While in India he formed a close relationship with the guru Neem Karoli Baba (Maharaj-ji), setting him on a new spiritual course and eventually leading to his emergence as Krishna Das – the world-renowned spiritual teacher, chant master, and Grammy-nominated musician. The film features interviews with Be Here Now author and spiritual guru Ram Das, Grammy-winning producer Rick Rubin (The Beastie Boys, Metallica, Jay-Z), New York Times bestselling author Sharon Salzberg, and two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee Daniel Goleman, as well as a score by Dinosaur Jr's J Mascis and Devadas.
Gas Food Lodging, 1h41
Directed by Allison Anders
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Feminist films, Political films
Actors Brooke Adams, Ione Skye, Fairuza Balk, James Brolin, Robert Knepper, J Mascis
Roles Original Music Composer
Rating65% 3.298693.298693.298693.298693.29869
Nora, (Brooke Adams) a waitress with two teenage daughters, struggles to raise them in a trailer park as a single parent after her husband abandons the family. After repeatedly skipping school to go on dates, Trudi (Ione Skye) quits school and gets a job as a waitress alongside her mother. Meanwhile, young Shade (Fairuza Balk) spends most of her time watching the movies of Mexican film star Elvia Rivero (Nina Belanger) and dreams of finding a new boyfriend for her mother.