Bob Mould will collect the entirety of his post-Hüsker Dü work — both solo and with Sugar — in a mammoth 24-disc CD box set called Distortion: 1989-2019 that will include 18 studio albums, four live albums and a new two-disc collection of rarities and collaborations. Full details and tracklist right here.
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Bob Mould is roaring back into action with an album of protest songs called Blue Hearts that’s due out later this year, but fans got the first blast of it this week in the form of “American Crisis,” a roaring single that draws parallels between the AIDS crisis in the ’80s and what’s going on now. Hear it right here.
Bob Mould, the legendary frontman of Hüsker Dü and Sugar, is back with a new album and single — both called Sunshine Rock — that he says find him looking on the brighter side of things after a few years living abroad. Or, more simply, “This is not Black Sheets of Rain.” He’s also going on tour next year.
Power-pop favorites The Posies currently are out on a 30th anniversary tour, and the band’s stop in St. Paul, Minn., on Tuesday night featured an extra treat: The group brought Hüsker Dü bassist Greg Norton onstage during the encore to rip through four of that band’s classics. See video of their performance right here.
If you, like us, are a sucker for those hissy, you-are-there live tapes recorded from the back of dingy rock clubs, drop everything you’re doing and behold The McKenzie Tapes, a site that’s been sharing live recordings made in the ’80s and ’90s of bands that performed at the famed Maxwell’s club in Hoboken, N.J,
The musical festivities in Minneapolis leading up to this year’s Super Bowl will include an outdoor concert featuring some of the Twin Cities’ indie-rock luminaries of the ’80s and ’90s, a lineup that includes Hüsker Dü’s Bob Mould, Soul Asylum, The Jayhawks and The Suburbs. The bands will play for free on Feb. 3.