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Bob Mould to Release “Life and Times”, Play the Varsity Theater

Author: Skelly January 30th, 2009
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Home-grown 80’s punk rocker and grunge godfather Bob Mould is set to release his latest solo album on April 7, entitled “Life and Times”.   You can find a track listing and other information at Bob’s website.

It’s hard not to wax nostalgic about another Bob Mould release.   Ask anyone who has hung around the once smokey bars of Minneapolis awhile about a Bob Mould experience they once had and most people have a story.  Even members of the younger generation who largely missed the 80’s (ahem!) have an experience, if only an indirect one.  Mine is simple and not altogether interesting.  I bought a copy of Husker Du’s “Candy Apple Grey” on a whim after hearing (from a guitar magazine no less) that the Huskers were one of the greatest rock bands in the history of Minneapolis.  The experience?  The first time I heard “All This I’ve Done For You”.  Magical, and similarly a pain in the ass.  As an impressionable 16 year-old, I was stuck writing Bob Mould sounding songs on my acoustic guitar for the next two months.  (Damnit, well, could have been a lot worse.)

 Bob Mould to Release Life and Times, Play the Varsity Theater

All This Ive Done For You – Bob Mould

But here’s to Bob, and the anticipation of yet another great installment into the Bob Mould collection of music that matters to many Minnesotans.  See him live at the Varsity Theater on March 30 at 8:00PM.

Bob Mould Upcoming Tour Dates
02/28 – San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Hall (Noise Pop Festival)
03/02 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hotel Cafe
03/11 – New York, NY @ Carnegie Hall (R.E.M. Tribute Show)
03/29 – Chicago, IL @ Old Town School of Folk
03/30 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theatre
04/05 – Charlottesville, VA @ Gravity Lounge
04/07 – Alexandria, VA @ Birchmere
04/08 – New York, NY @ Joe’s Pub
04/09 – New York, NY @ Joe’s Pub

Question: Anyone else have any good Bob Mould experiences or memories?

Links

Bob Mould Web Site

Bob Mould on myspace

posted January 30th, 2009 at 12:22 pm Concert Announcements, MN Rock ,

White Lies, Friendly Fires, and the Soft Pack coming to Triple Rock Social Club

Author: Skelly January 30th, 2009

If you haven’t heard of White Lies from London, England, you are quickly joining the minority!  They now have the number one album on the charts in the U.K. and its only a matter of time before the hype invades the states.  Visit them on myspace, check out their video for “To Lose my Life”, and tune into 89.3 The Current to hear the haunting “Death”.

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White Lies

Even if you can count yourself among the early White Lies initiates, chances are you still have not heard them live.  Now is your chance, April 4, at the Triple Rock Social Club on the West Bank on Cedar Ave.  They will be joined by Friendly Fires and the Soft Pack, check it.

White Lies U.S. and Canadian Tour Dates with Friendly Fires and the Soft Pack
March 24 Washington, DC, Black Cat
March 25 Philadelphia, PA, First Unitarian Church
March 26 NYC, Bowery Ballroom
March 27 NYC, Bowery Ballroom
March 28 Boston, MA, Paradise Rock Club
March 30 Montreal, QUE, Les Saints
March 31 Toronto, ONT, Lee’s Palace
April 01 Ann Arbor, MI, Blind Pig
April 02 Indianapolis, IN, Radio Radio
April 03 Chicago, IL, Double Door
April 04 Minneapolis, MN, Triple Rock Social Club
April 07 Seattle, WA, Neumo’s
April 08 Vancouver, BC, Richard’s on Richards
April 09 Portland, OR, Doug Fir Lounge
April 11 San Francisco, CA, Slims

Links

White Lies on myspace

Friendly Fires on myspace

the Soft Pack on myspace

posted January 30th, 2009 at 11:04 am Concert Announcements , , ,