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Music, All Shook Down Live Review, 9/21/12: Bob Mould Charges Through <em>Copper Blue</em> at the Fillmore

Live Review, 9/21/12: Bob Mould Charges Through Copper Blue at the Fillmore

Bob Mould Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 The Fillmore Better than: A Folsom Street Fair hangover. In a perfect world, all our angry, drug-abusing heroes of punk rock history would age into Bob Mould. Can you imagine? If Sid Vicious had,…
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Music, Hear This Bob Mould: Show Preview

Bob Mould: Show Preview

Whether you're a Hüsker Dü fan, a Sugar fan, or a solo Bob Mould fan, you should show up enthusiastically for this Friday's performance, since it will focus on Sugar's Copper Blue album — one of the greatest and most…
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Music,

Bob Mould, Castro Resident: On Gay Discos and Public Nudity

With a career that spans four decades, three bands, nine solo studio albums, and a brief foray into scriptwriting for the professional wrestling industry, Bob Mould has learned a thing or two about evolving. At 51, the songwriter and guitarist…
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Music, Hear This The Soviettes: Show Preview

The Soviettes: Show Preview

Minneapolis is a bountiful locale for punk rock, supplying the world with the likes of the Replacements, Dillinger Four, Off with Their Heads, and Hüsker Dü. The Soviettes are another one of the city's punk treasures, albeit a lesser-known one.…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Bob Mould Talks Tough in Memoir

Bob Mould Talks Tough in Memoir

Bob Mould is more than the legendary onetime frontman of Hüsker Dü and a punk icon. He's also one of the rock world's foremost practitioners of Real Talk. His candid and fearless thoughts on many personal topics - antipathy…
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Calendar, Night&Day Something to D&uuml;

Something to Dü

Bob Mould is more than the legendary onetime frontman of Hüsker Dü and and a punk rock icon. He's also one of the rock world's foremost practitioners of Real Talk. His candid and fearless thoughts on many personal topics –…
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Music, BeatBox Breaking the Mould

Breaking the Mould

In the 21 years since Bob Mould broke up the highly influential punk band Hüsker Dü, his career has been snugly mapped to the alt age. First he generated quality college rock through the '90s with both Sugar and his…
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Music, Bob Mould: No love lost for Husker Du days

Bob Mould: No love lost for Husker Du days

"It's pretty easy, actually; it just took a while to figure out," Bob Mould says, explaining how, after years of personal discontent, he finally grew comfortable with himself. "I stopped putting work above everything else in my life, namely my…
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Music, <i>The Replacements: All Over But the Shouting</i>  takes the oral history format too far

The Replacements: All Over But the Shouting takes the oral history format too far

The Replacements: All Over But the Shouting: An Oral History is probably essential reading for serious Replacements fans, but man, it's a slog. Author Jim Walsh, a onetime buddy of Paul Westerberg who was unable to interview the lead singer…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Indie Mould

The Indie Mould

In 1979, Bob Mould, Grant Hart, and Greg Norton, whose lives intersected at a record store in Minneapolis, added umlauts to the name of a Swedish board game and started performing as Hüsker Dü. They played hardcore. Had they continued…
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Music, Reviewed Flesh Wounds

Flesh Wounds

East Bay stalwarts Fleshies have never shied away from thumbing a collective nose at the conventions of punk rock, so the frequently irreverent tone of the group's third full-length comes as no surprise. Where past efforts have been recorded in…
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Music, The 40-Year-Old Solo Artists

The 40-Year-Old Solo Artists

It's tough to say which is worse: the sadness that comes from seeing your aging musical heroes sputter and fade away as they cling determinedly to the ideals of creative exploration and artistic relevancy on their own terms; or the…
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Music, Reviewed Frank Black

Frank Black

Frank Black may be the godfather of quirk rock, but everyone would agree that much of the luster has been lacking since the Pixies originally disbanded, which is why Frank Black Francis comes as such a pleasant surprise. The record…
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Music, Reviewed Leatherface

Leatherface

There's an apt shorthand for describing England's Leatherface to the uninitiated: "Hüsker Dü meets Motörhead!," exclamation mark included. It's true, there's no denying the similarities between the broguey, sandpapery voice of Leatherface's Dickensian-named singer, Frankie Stubbs, and that of Motörhead's…
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Music, Various Artists

Various Artists

K-Tel, the "as seen on TV" super-hits record label, having released a stream of specialty compilations, was already prepared for your "not in my niche market" incredulity at the notion of a double-CD collection of '80s-era indie rock favorites, so…
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