July 27, 2011
MUSIC Bob Mould Best known as frontman of the hard-core punk band Hüsker Dü and the alt-rock outfit Sugar, he is now a published memoirist, having recently released "See a Little Light: The Trail of Rage and Melody. " Mould will read from the book and perform songs from his deep catalog. Largo at the Coronet, 366 N. La Cienega, L.A. 8 p.m. $25. (310) 855-0350. http://www.largo-la.com. Cults The New York duo's blend of '60s girl group pop and modern indie productions has made them a much-buzzed act. But their sweet sound is laced with creepiness and evil edges — check the video for "Go Outside," which finds them digitally grafted into a scene from the Jonestown massacre.
July 26, 2011
STAGE Hana van der Kolk The renowned dancer, teacher and choreographer presents a new performance work that uses song and dance to merge theatrical movements with spatial explorations. Produced in conjunction with "Hammer Projects: Linn Meyers," the piece features performers working within a meditation process similar to Meyers' rhythmic, repetitive patterns. Hammer, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., 12 p.m. Free. (310) 443-7000. Hammer.ucla.edu. MUSIC WU LYF The mysterious Manchester indie band — whose name is an acronym for "World Unite!
June 12, 2011 |
Any number of veterans of the punk and post-punk campaigns of the 1980s could pack a memoir with endless drives in the van, bad food and bad contracts, shoestring recording sessions, hellhole nightclubs, sleeping on floors and all the other genre touchstones. A select few could also explore the conflicts, rewards and drawbacks of wider popularity, and the challenges of sustaining a musical life into advanced adulthood. But there's only one who could do all that and also describe dealing with his unresolved homosexuality and, why not, going to work plotting the story lines in professional wrestling.
October 13, 2005 |
IT'S a familiar story: The leader of a popular group, who split with his bandmates ages ago, stubbornly refuses to play their old songs in his own concerts for years, much to the distress of his audiences. Mainstream rock fans will probably plug Creedence Clearwater Revival's John Fogerty into that scenario -- after all, it took the singer more than two decades to return the Creedence hits to his set list.
April 27, 2002 |
The past and future are often in balance or conflict in pop music, and no less so for your typical indie rock pioneer. Bob Mould has chosen the future for now, melding the emotional spasms of hard rock he first created as leader of Husker Du with a surprising, and risky, layer of electronics. That is the sound of his newest album, "Modulate," and it often works, mingling delicate computerized melody with sudden eruptions of noise and pain.
November 4, 1996 |
"Bob Mould is Bob Mould," proclaim the liner notes of the singer's new album, on which the former leader of Husker Du and Sugar played all the instruments. Bob Mould was Bob Mould at his El Rey Theatre concert on Saturday, too, but the only instrument he played was guitar. The 75-minute set was light on new tunes, heavy on fan-pleasing old favorites from the indie-rock pioneer, including numerous Sugar songs and the Husker Du classic "Makes No Sense at All."