Saturday, May 14, 2016

Bob Mould in Seattle

A few years ago, the man dashed onto a plane all the way to Brisbane in Australia for a long weekend to see Bob Mould play, happily moshing at the stage, describing it as the "tamest and oldest mosh pit ever". Riiight. He wasn't going to miss seeing Bob Mould in Seattle. I'm less enthusiastic, but I wanted to go too. Loved Husker Dü back then. 2016 is turning out to be the shitty year where all my childhood music heroes die. Gotta catch as many gigs as possible.

For the 15 to 20 minutes before the show began at 9.45pm, I was a little stunned to realize that there weren't many lit phones in the audience. People were actually having conversations with one another. Whoa. What mosh pit? In Seattle, it was really civilized jiving. There were children in the audience.

Bob Mould was joined by Jason Narducy on bass and Superchunk's Jon Wurster on drums. They recorded the previous three albums with him and toured as well. At 56 years old, Bob Mould carries an amazing presence on stage. His last two albums 'Silver Age' 2012 and 'Beauty and Ruin' 2014 are good again. His recently released 'Patch the Sky' doesn't miss a beat either. Have a listen to 'The End of Things'. What a great show tonight.

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