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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Tonight @ U.S. Cellular Connection Stage, Summerfest, 10 p.m.

Bob Mould was one of the most influential figures of '80s underground rock, thanks to his unabashedly melodic songwriting and guitar work with the seminal punk group Hüsker Dü, which helped lay the foundation for alternative rock's...
Thursday, March 6, 2008

Tonight @ Shank Hall - 8:00 PM

Former Husker Du and Sugar frontman Bob Mould may have strayed from his edgy, Midwestern punk roots over the past decade, but he brought back his trademark, roaring guitars for his wildly acclaimed newest album, District Line (he also wrote his strongest, catchiest batch of songs in years). Tonight a revitalized . . .
Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Bob Mould makes peace with the past

For anyone who still associates Bob Mould with Midwestern punk, the cover of his latest solo album, District Line, may come as quite an eye-opener. The art focuses entirely on the sights of Washington, D.C., with allusions to the city’s color-coded Metro subway lines and a photograph of one of the never-ending escalators that service this underground transit system. Such aesthetic decisions, which Mould describes as “a nod to my almost six-year hometown,” immediately make clear the impact that living in the nation’s capital has had on Mould and his art. This doesn’t mean that District Line is filled with political rants aimed at those living and working in Mould’s back yard (though Mould remains civically responsible: Charmingly, he apologized for delaying this interview because he had spent the early morning voting in the D.C. presidential primary).
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008

District Line (Granary Music/Anti-)

Even when Bob Mould was a young punk fronting Hsker D during the 1980s, he grasped that mature intelligence and loud electric guitars could forge a near-seamless partnership. Like Pete Townshend and Richard Thompson—his closest artistic forefathers—he hasn’t turned away from the knowledge, welcome and unwelcome, that age can bring. On District Line, the unwelcome knowledge is that growing older is no guarantee, where the heart is concerned, of growing wiser. The welcome knowledge is that Mould can still crank pain through amplifiers and catalyze it into something that can feel like catharsis.