With the release of his brutally honest autobiographical tour de force See a Little Light: The Trail of Rage and Melody in 2011, Bob Mould—legendary noise-pop architect behind Amerindie rock gods Hüsker Dü and alt-pop gurus Sugar, as well as ventures under his own name—experienced the ultimate liberation. Following a string of underwhelming solo slabs, Mould’s revealing memoir propelled him deep into another anthemic post-punk stratosphere conjuring the vintage Hüsker and Sugar years. Mould’s tenure with Merge Records has produced a pair of insanely inspired and melodious buzzsaw sonic epics (2012’s Silver Age and the recent Beauty and Ruin) and for these shows, he and his killer band—Jason Narducy (ex-Verbow) and Jon Wurster (Superchunk)—will rip through a wealth of tunes from his seminal catalog.
Sat., Sept. 13, 9 p.m., 2014
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on September 10, 2014