Massachusetts-based alternative rock band formed in the 80s.
Key members include: J Mascis - guitar and vocals, Lou Barlow - bass and Murph - drums.
The band were originally called Dinosaur and added the Jr. to avoid legal action from a band of the same name.
Along with Husker Du, they pioneered the SST-label sound with their intense feedback-drenched songs and Mascis' trademark vocal drawl.
They came to prominence with singles "Freak Scene", "Start Choppin" and a cover of The Cure's "Just Like Heaven" and the albums "Green Mind", "Bug" and "I Bet On Sky".