Bob Mould has offered a sneak peek into the set he and Fred Armisen are performing at this year’s Hardly Strictly Bluegrass with their version of the Hüsker Dü classic,
2012 wasn't a very flashy year for new music, but what it did spawn were well-wrought, thoughtful and multi-layered releases that balanced introspection with muscle, unafraid to maybe make a few missteps but unabashed in their verve for making good, solid music.
After two days soaking in the Florida sun, you’d probably be ready to find some shade. As luck would have it, the DeLuna Fest has got that covered as well. From the great food vendors, some of whom provided covered seating, to shaded hammock stations from ENO, it wasn’t too hard to find some respite from the late summer heat.
If the Friday of DeLuna Fest 2012 was any indication, then Saturday was sure to satisfy. Another perfect day in Pensacola Beach awaited throngs of music lovers at the front gates as the festival opened.
If Bob Mould did nothing more than provide melodic songs and driving guitar for the innovative and influential 1980s band Husker Du his reputation would be secure. Following the band’s demise in the late ‘80s Mould didn’t rest on his laurels, recording a half-dozen albums with his 1990’s group Sugar and a dozen solo projects. His latest, Silver Age, shows he hasn’t lost a step.
Bob Mould will release Silver Age, his first album of all new studio material since 2009’s Life And Times, September 4 on Merge. The new record features Bob’s current band–
David Schultz checks in from the final day of SXSW.