[ROCK] + SUN., OCT. 29
Unlike its prehistoric namesake, Dinosaur Jr. survived catastrophe — kind of. Though it’s been a stalwart in the alt-rock world since the mid-1980s, the band went through a dramatic breakup before reuniting in 2005. Even now, the bandmates remain cordial, like civil co-parenting (making music) for the sake of the children (fans). At the end of the day, who cares about a band’s squabbling as long as it keeps making the music we want to hear? Dinosaur Jr. will be joined at Mr. Smalls by energetic Detroit punk-rockers Easy Action.
8 p.m. 400 Lincoln Ave., Millvale. $30. All ages. 412-821-4447 or www.mrsmalls.com