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Contest: Win full set of Sugar’s new expanded CD reissues from Merge Records

Contest: Win full set of Sugar’s new expanded CD reissues from Merge Records

With Bob Mould out on tour this fall supporting both his excellent new studio album and celebrating the 20th anniversary of Sugar’s beloved Copper Blue, the fine folks at Merge Records have hooked us up with a full set of the recently released Sugar reissues to award one lucky Slicing Up Eyeballs reader.

‘Color Me Obsessed: A Film About The Replacements’ coming to DVD this fall

‘Color Me Obsessed: A Film About The Replacements’ coming to DVD this fall

After making the rounds at film festivals and receiving art-house screenings over the past year, director Gorman Bechard’s documentary about The Replacements and their rabid fans — a film dubbed, appropriately, “Color Me Obsessed” — comes to DVD this fall in a two-disc set packed with six hours of extras.

‘Best of Cutting Edge’ DVD to feature R.E.M., Hüsker Dü, Squeeze, X, The Smithereens

‘Best of Cutting Edge’ DVD to feature R.E.M., Hüsker Dü, Squeeze, X, The Smithereens

This fall, Miles Copeland will bring MTV’s beloved “120 Minutes” precursor “I.R.S. Records Presents The Cutting Edge” to DVD with a new compilation featuring “the absolute highlights and rare moments” from the show, featuring appearances by the likes of R.E.M., Hüsker Dü, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Robyn Hitchcock and more.

Video: Bob Mould plays ‘The Descent’ on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’

Video: Bob Mould plays ‘The Descent’ on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’

Bob Mould celebrated today’s release of his new Sugar-esque solo album Silver Age with a network television appearance, turning up tonight on “The Late Show With David Letterman” to tear through the album’s first single, “The Descent.” Here, you can check out that clip courtesy YouTube uploader IdolXfactor2.

Full-album stream: Bob Mould, ‘Silver Age’ — ‘companion’ to Sugar’s ‘Copper Blue’

Full-album stream: Bob Mould, ‘Silver Age’ — ‘companion’ to Sugar’s ‘Copper Blue’

Bob Mould’s first new album in three years — the 10-track ‘Silver Age’ — arrives next week, and the former Hüsker Dü frontman today debuted the record via a full-album stream at RollingStone.com. He tells the rock mag it’s no coincidence the album sounds a bit like Sugar’s just-reissued 1992 debut ‘Copper Blue.’

Bob Mould: Triple-disc reissue, ‘Copper Blue’ in Milwaukee, Amendment One protest gig

Bob Mould: Triple-disc reissue, ‘Copper Blue’ in Milwaukee, Amendment One protest gig

Demon Music Group this summer will reissue two of Bob Mould’s ’90s solo albums with a live disc, Mould will perform Sugar’s ‘Copper Blue’ at Milwaukee’s Summerfest, and he’ll headline a benefit concert in North Carolina this week to help defeat a measure that would prohibit recognition of same-sex marriages.

Hüsker Dü’s Grant Hart subject of new film by director of Replacements documentary

Hüsker Dü’s Grant Hart subject of new film by director of Replacements documentary

Gorman Bechard, director of the 2011 documentary ‘Color Me Obsessed: A Film About The Replacements,’ is next setting his filmmaking sights on Grant Hart, and has begun raising money from fans to fund a planned new film called ‘Every Everything’ about the former Hüsker Dü drummer, singer and songwriter.

Sugar’s ‘Copper Blue,’ ‘Beaster,’ ‘File Under: Easy Listening’ set for multi-disc reissues

Sugar’s ‘Copper Blue,’ ‘Beaster,’ ‘File Under: Easy Listening’ set for multi-disc reissues

The complete studio output of Bob Mould’s acclaimed post-Hüsker Dü trio Sugar — 1992’s landmark ‘Copper Blue,’ the 1993 companion EP ‘Beaster’ and 1994 sophomore album ‘File Under: Easy Listening’ — will be reissued in the U.K. later this spring in expanded multi-disc CD/DVD editions.

The Week in Rock: March 11-17, 2012

The Week in Rock: March 11-17, 2012

This week’s round-up of Slicing Up Eyeballs headlines includes news about Kate Bush, Peter Buck, Erasure, J Mascis, Husker Du, Howard Jones, Madness, Paul Weller, Mike Watt, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Lee Ranaldo, The Cure and Close Lobters — plus a B-52’s live DVD giveaway.

Video: Hüsker Dü’s Greg Norton jams with tribute band Hüsker Düdes in Chicago

Video: Hüsker Dü’s Greg Norton jams with tribute band Hüsker Düdes in Chicago

In the years since the break-up of Hüsker Dü, bassist Greg Norton largely eschewed the music industry in favor of the restaurant business — but Norton has been re-acquainting themselves with music of late, first with the band The Gang Font and now through an on-stage appearance with tribute act Hüsker Düdes.

SXSW 2012: Jesus & Mary Chain, Bob Mould, Cult, Wedding Present, Thomas Dolby, dB’s

SXSW 2012: Jesus & Mary Chain, Bob Mould, Cult, Wedding Present, Thomas Dolby, dB’s

This year’s South By Southwest will feature appearances by a horde of ’80s college rock vets, including The Jesus and Mary Chain, Bob Mould performing ‘Copper Blue,’ The Wedding Present, Thomas Dolby, The Cult, Dinosaur Jr and The dB’s, plus R.E.M.’s Peter Buck and Mike Mills playing Big Star’s ‘Third.’

The Week in Rock: Dec. 4-10, 2011

The Week in Rock: Dec. 4-10, 2011

This week’s round-up of Slicing Up Eyeballs headlines includes posts about Midnight Oil, The Cure, Wire, Gary Numan, The Church and New Order, plus our December mixtape and the second installment of our Rhino ‘Just Can’t Get Enough — The ’80s’ Spotify playlist.

Vintage Video: Hüsker Dü rocks Minneapolis daytime talk show ‘Good Company’ in 1986

Vintage Video: Hüsker Dü rocks Minneapolis daytime talk show ‘Good Company’ in 1986

Been a while since our last installment of Vintage Video, and even though that post featured the legendary Hüsker Dü, this clips was to good to pass up. The straight-from-VHS video quality’s not the best, but the band’s appearance on a Twin Cities daytime talk show called ‘Good Company’ in April 1986 is priceless.

Bob Mould to perform Sugar’s ‘Copper Blue’ on ‘very limited’ 20th anniversary tour

Bob Mould to perform Sugar’s ‘Copper Blue’ on ‘very limited’ 20th anniversary tour

Bob Mould will mark the 20th anniversary of ‘Copper Blue’ — the classic debut from his early-’90s trio Sugar — by performing the album in full with his current band at a ‘very limited’ number of concerts next year, the former Hüsker Dü frontman announced during a tribute concert celebrating his career last week in Los Angeles.