Friday Jul 12 6:00 PM
on Boom Stage
Those familiar with the decades-spanning oeuvre of Bob Mould - from his pioneering early '80s work with Hüsker Dü to his solo work in singer-songwriter, electronic, and rock modes, to the deafening pop sparkle of Sugar - might expect a new album bearing the title Silver Age to be a somber and reflective set in the mode of his last album, 2009′s Life and Times... and they’d be way off the mark.
Silver Age is an intense and concise ten song blast far more reminiscent of Bob’s latter-day Hüsker Dü output – first marked by the monumental sprawl of 1984′s Zen Arcade which then gave way to the short, sharp pop focus of 1985′s New Day Rising – and his early ’90s tenure with Sugar, whose classic debut Copper Blue marks its 20th anniversary this year. See the alt-rock legend do what he does best, live on the Forecastle stage.