Proving that they're not quite fossils yet, pioneering slacker grunge indie rockers Dinosaur jr played a storming set at the O2 Academy last night.

Kicking off with old favourite In a Jar, they mixed old classics with material from their new album The Farm, and showed they've still got it.

Boasting their original line-up - J Mascis, Lou Barlow and Murph - at the start of their European tour, they confessed to a touch of rustiness. When I say 'they', I mean bassist Barlow - the band's unofficial spokesman, with lead singer Mascis (a real silver fox these days, with hair that wouldn't look out of place on a Harry Potter baddy) barely saying a word to the audience.

Ho hum. When you've written some of the finest songs ever to grace my own personal record collection, including Budge, The Wagon and Freak Scene - last night's version of which caused the place to erupt - you're entitled to keep yourself to yourself.

They ended with their reworking of The Cure's Just Like Heaven and everyone left the Academy very happy indeed.