above : Sebadoh founding member Ken Barlow. On the left – Eric Whiskers Gaffney

Sebadoh kicked off their first tour after a 14 year hiatus at Bootleg Tuesday night. Bassist Dave Barlow and Jay Mascis wrote songs as little known, late ’80s band, called Dinosaur Jr. Barlow started a side project, Sebadoh, which then became a underdog indie group that gained serious street cred throughout the years. Their soon to be released LP, “Defend Yourself” comes out in stores Sept 17th. Opening the night was a heavy guitar trio called the Dumb Numbers. Indie Alt-Rock royalty reigned supreme and reclaimed their throne at this eastside establishment. – “Sebadoh Reunites At Bootleg Bar”, LA Weekly, August 1.