Watch J Mascis sing some Tom Petty at a karaoke night in Provincetown



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Last night in Provincetown, Dinosaur Jr.’s J Mascis stepped up to the stage at a karaoke night and belted out a fine rendition of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ 1979 single “Don’t Do Me Like That.” Evidence of the performance was captured by Ryan Bakerink and posted to Facebook, and the clip has naturally racked up a few thousand views overnight.

Bakerink writes: “When you’re at a bar Provincetown, MA and J. Mascis from the amazing band [Dinosaur] Jr randomly goes up and sings karaoke. Life is rad.”


Now we think this performance went down at the Governor Bradford Restaurant on Commercial Street, but don’t quote us on that. We kinda-sorta recognize that stage and all its wonderful flair, as well as the drag queen who is hosting and thanks Mascis for his efforts.

Anyway, Dino Jr. head out on tour next week, and you can get all the dates here. Maybe that Petty tune will be worked into the setlist — his voice feels pretty natural on a Petty tune.