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Bob Mould: 25 Years of Workbook

In 1989, a little more than a year after seminal 1980s alternative rock band Husker Du (with umlauts over the u's) disbanded, the band's guitarist/vocalist (and eventual alternative rock icon) Bob Mould released his first solo album, Workbook. A radical departure from the mostly raging sounds of Husker Du, Workbook was a quieter, more reflective affair, driven mostly by acoustic guitars and similar in feel to much of English folk rocker Richard Thompson's work. Lyric-wise, various character sketches, ranging from reflective to bitter to hopeful, permeated most of the songs. Workbook remains one of the highlights of Mould's 30+ year career, and remains just as vital as it was when it was released in 1989.

Bob Mould will be performing a limited number of shows on the Workbook 25th anniversary tour. He will also release a special, 2 CD/2 LP edition of Workbook on February 25th. For the 9:30 Club show, Chris Brokaw, formerly of Codeine and Come, will be the opening act.  Tickets cost $25.

Direct link to 9:30 Club website page providing details of the March 5th show: http://www.930.com/event/441641-bob-mould-25-years-workbook-washington/

Direct link to Bob Mould's website with information about the Workbook 25 tour and album reissue: http://bobmould.com/2013/12/09/celebrating-25-years-of-workbook-with-tour-dates-album-reissue/

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  • Katey B.

    He was so great - beer focused and fresh

    March 6, 2014

  • Katey B.

    Chip - let me know where to find you - just send an email when you get there. I am heading there now but will probably get there 8:15.

    March 5, 2014

    • Chip

      I'm in the back by the sound board wearing a light blue shirt.

      March 5, 2014

    • Katey B.

      Just found parking sorry!

      March 5, 2014

  • Lisa A.

    Not sure if I'll make it. Had a terrible headache all,day.

    March 5, 2014

    • Lisa A.

      Thanks, Katey. Bummed but I've been sick all day.

      March 5, 2014

    • Lisa A.

      Thanks, Katey. Bummed but I've been sick all day.

      March 5, 2014

  • Katey B.

    I will get there around 8....hope that works

    March 1, 2014

  • dave

    Would someone like to volunteer to be the host for this event? We just need a primary point of contact for everyone to meet up with at the show. If you have any questions at all about hosting (psst, it's easy) I'll tell you everything you need to know. Thanks! =)

    February 11, 2014

    • Chip

      I haven't attended any meetups for this group yet, but would be willing to act as the event organizer provided I don't need to be there before 8 PM.

      February 19, 2014

    • Lisa A.

      Will be a great show!

      February 19, 2014

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