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November 4, 1996 | NATALIE NICHOLS
"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."
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September 4, 2012 | By Todd Martens
Bob Mould "Silver Age" Merge Records 3 1/2 stars (Out of 4) The words "youth culture" have been associated with rock 'n' roll for decades. The first eight months of 2012, however, have brought us mounting evidence to the contrary. "Never," Mould snarls in the title track, "too old to contain my rage. " Who knows (or cares) what the song's target - a "stupid little kid" - did to enrage Mould. What matters here is that Mould, now in his 50s, is surveying the landscape with fire rather than contentment, and the results couldn't sound more vital.
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October 25, 1992 | RICHARD CROMELIN
For much of the '80s, Bob Mould and his Minneapolis-based trio Husker Du helped pave the way for the "alternative rock" that in 1992 sells millions of records. But now that the alternative charts are populated mainly by acts signed to major record labels, Mould is once again living the old independent ideal, after a frustrating few years with the major Virgin Records and Establishment management.
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November 21, 2011
BOOKS Margaret Wertheim and Jim Carter If a successful "theory of everything" is the holy grail of modern physics, then outsider physicist Carter is surely a knight errant. The self-taught free thinker and subject of the new book "Physics on the Fringe" will discuss his radical theory, based on circlon synchronicity, with the book's author, science writer Wertheim. Central Library, 630 W. 5th St., L.A. 7 p.m. Free, reservations recommended. (213) 228-7025. http://www.lfla.org/aloud.
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June 12, 2011 | By Richard Cromelin, Special to the Los Angeles Times
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.
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November 13, 1993 | RICHARD CROMELIN
Bob Mould became an underground rock hero leading the roaring punk band Husker Du, and is now doing well with his hard-rocking band Sugar, but he's no stranger to playing it solo and acoustic--at one low point in his career, he revitalized himself by touring the world as a post-punk troubadour.
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October 13, 2005 | Richard Cromelin, Times Staff Writer
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.
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May 9, 1986 | CRAIG LEE
Has success spoiled Husker Du? Depends on what your concept of success is. The Minneapolis trio's latest album, "Candy Apple Grey" is on big-time Warner Bros. instead of aggressive independent SST. But before the Huskers played their set Wednesday at the Roxy (the first of three nights there), they were out on the stage setting up their own equipment, and guitarist Bob Mould was casually chatting with kids in front of the stage.
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December 12, 1994 | DON SNOWDEN
Bob Mould must have chuckled when he named his current group Sugar--there has never been anything remotely sweet about the introspective Angst and cathartic roar of the singer-guitarist's music. While Sugar's strong set at the half-filled Hollywood Palladium on Friday showed that the trio has cut the frenetic rush of his old band Husker Du with enough fresh touches to carve its own niche, it also made you wonder whether the group can expand its audience beyond the converted.
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November 17, 1990 | JOHN PENNER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"The fish in all the streams are dying, fluorocarbons fill the sky, and I don't really want to die before my time has come," Bob Mould writes in his latest single, "It's Too Late." Has Mould channeled his desperate Angst, galvanized throughout and beyond his Husker Du days, into a blistering crusade to save the Earth? Has the recent greening of pop music seeped into Mould's songwriting too? Well, he says, it's not that simple--or that dogmatic.
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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.
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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!
ENTERTAINMENT
June 12, 2011 | By Richard Cromelin, Special to the Los Angeles Times
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.
NEWS
October 13, 2005 | Richard Cromelin, Times Staff Writer
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 27, 2002 | STEVE APPLEFORD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 4, 1996 | NATALIE NICHOLS
"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."
ENTERTAINMENT
April 27, 2002 | STEVE APPLEFORD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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!
ENTERTAINMENT
December 12, 1994 | DON SNOWDEN
Bob Mould must have chuckled when he named his current group Sugar--there has never been anything remotely sweet about the introspective Angst and cathartic roar of the singer-guitarist's music. While Sugar's strong set at the half-filled Hollywood Palladium on Friday showed that the trio has cut the frenetic rush of his old band Husker Du with enough fresh touches to carve its own niche, it also made you wonder whether the group can expand its audience beyond the converted.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 13, 1993 | RICHARD CROMELIN
Bob Mould became an underground rock hero leading the roaring punk band Husker Du, and is now doing well with his hard-rocking band Sugar, but he's no stranger to playing it solo and acoustic--at one low point in his career, he revitalized himself by touring the world as a post-punk troubadour.
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