Saturday, March 1st, 2008

CONTEST – Bob Mould @ The Mod Club – March 10, 2008

Photo via ANTI

Bob Mould has long since earned the right, via his works with Husker Du and Sugar as well as his solo work, to do whatever the hell he wants. But it’s probably safe to say that most of his fans breathed a sigh of relief when he backtracked from his decision to give up electric guitar and concentrate on his DJ gigs and dance music. 2005’s Body Of Song was a welcome return to his more aggressive, plugged-in aesthetic though he brought with him touches of the electronica that has inspired him in recent years. This new, consolidated Bob returns with District Line, a record I’ve yet to hear in its entirety but which is garnering solid reviews.

Besides the return to the ear-shredding volume he’d once sworn off, the tour for Body Of Song was remarkable for the fact that Mould once again embraced the songs he’d written for Husker Du and Sugar, a trend that one can expect to continue when he returns to Toronto to play the Mod Club on March 10. And, courtesy of ANTI/Epitaph, I’ve got two prize packs consisting of a pair of passes to the show and a copy of District Line on CD to give away. To enter, shoot me an email to contests AT with “I want the Bob” in the subject line and your full mailing address in the body. Contest will close at midnight, March 5.

Oh, and the other best thing about Bob live, besides getting to hear the likes of “Could You Be The One”? No vocoder.

The Star-Tribune and Reveille talk to Bob from a hometown POV and NPR has a World Cafe session.

MP3: Bob Mould – “The Silence Between Us”
Video: Husker Du – “Could You Be The One”
MySpace: Bob Mould

By : Frank Yang at 5:20 pm
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  1. dannyspkrsprk says:

    Bob Mould is so incredible. Granted, dance music isn’t what we’re all looking for from him necessarily, but at least he’s willing to try new things so that he can keep on loving what he does…