I have it from a reliable source that the recent Smashing Pumpkins "reunion" shows have been attended not by nostalgia-addled 30 & 40-somethings looking to relive the experiences of Lollapalooza '94 and of trying to decide whether or not going goth would be a good stylistic route (but ultimately deciding it was too weird), but by younger people who are as familiar, if not more so, with the group's more recent recorded output than they are with "Rhinoceros" or "Rocket."
If this is true, then it could be possible that, like Billy C. and the Wu-Tang Clan, Dinosaur Jr may also be for the children. The attendees of the band's upcoming fall tour, which starts November 20 in Millvale, PA, could look more like they belong on a college campus instead of a Mike Watt convention (where everyone claims to have "drove up from Pedro"). That, plus the addition of new tunes from the band's 2007 LP, Beyond (Fat Possum), would be a refreshing change from the usual reunion shows.
* Shonen Knife, Juilet Dagger