Dinosaur Jr are (from left) Lou Barlow, J. Mascis and Murph. Photo: Handout

Gloves off, earplugs in, here come Dinosaur Jr

Not long ago, local officials seriously considered issuing gig-goers with gloves to dampen the sound of clapping from Hong Kong stadium. But times have changed, and the city is now preparing to welcome a band that is widely seen as the loudest in the world.