Lou Barlow

ONCE Somerville presents an evening with

Lou Barlow

Mon, May 21, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$23.00 - $28.00

Off Sale

ONCE Somerville presents an evening with Lou Barlow

Due to unforeseen circumstances this show has been RESCHEDULED to Monday, MAY 21st. All tickets will be honored. We apologize for any inconvenience.

$23 advance/$28 day of show

7pm doors/8pm showtime

Physical tickets are available at:

A Curated World by Kay McGowan

160 Highland Ave

Wed - Fri: 1pm to 8pm

Sat - Sun: 12pm to 6pm


Lou Barlow
Lou Barlow
Lou Barlow began writing songs in 1981 inspired by bands like Minor Threat (from
of the explosive ‘first wave’ hardcore movement) but also by the AM radio of his
childhood. The earnest soft rock of John Denver and the fiery self-dissection of
Black Flag made an equal impression on him. The first official results of these
pendulum swings were released as contributions to the 1984 Deep Wound 7”( the
ultra-fast noise band he founded with J Mascis) and lo-fi, acoustic song fragments
submitted to a local college radio show. By 1986 he was home recording his first
acoustic LP “Weed Forestin’” and touring his ear-splitting post-hardcore
collaboration with J, Dinosaur Jr. He left Dinosaur Jr. in 1989 and his work
morphed into the band Sebadoh. This merged his schizophrenic musical urges
throughout the 1990’s. As Sebadoh rose to national prominence and helped
define the emerging Indie Rock genre, the band streamlined. Ever restless, Lou
channeled his acoustic leanings into the side-project Sentridoh and began the
Folk Implosion. That collaboration with John Davis would yield several
experimental garage/trip-hop infused LP’s and a bona-fide top 40 hit in 1995 with
“Natural One”.
In 2005 Lou finally released a proper, under his own name, solo LP: “EMOH”. The
LP was an acoustic-based, singer-songwriter , studio-recorded effort that began a
run of 4 similar collections culminating with 2016’s “Apocalypse Fetish” EP.
Concurrently he rejoined Dinosaur Jr and contributed songs to their successful 4
LP (and counting) reunion era.
2018 finds Lou without obligations to his bands and ready to bring acoustic guitars
and his extensive back-catalogue on the road for a series of intimate solo
performances. Requests will be taken, stories will be told and Lou will be in the
best setting to share the emotionally direct, melodic songs he’s known for.
Venue Information:
ONCE Lounge
156 Highland Ave
Somerville, MA, 02143