In the two decades since angst-rock archetypes Hüsker Dü split up, frontman Bob Mould’s pangs of frustration have dulled to bitter aches of resentment on recent solo albums. The progression has alienated some fans—especially those turned off by his post-Cher/pre-Kanye use of Auto-Tune—despite the fact that 48-year-old Mould sounds just as miserable he did in his 20s. His latest, Life and Times, is the closest he’s come in recent years to the whining of his Hüsker däys. The upside is that his fans can unite in the fact that he is unquestionably unhappy. With Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson.
Thu., Oct. 8, 8 p.m., 2009
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 6, 2009