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recommended boston area events

tuesday, december 4th

kelly hogan

@ johnny d's

thursday, december 6th

conor oberst

@ converse hall, tremont st.

thursday, december 6th

jason isbell &

the 400 unit

@ the sinclair

friday, december 7th

the weisstronauts 14th

annual holiday jubilee

with guests tsunami of sound

preacher jack, & the derangers

@ the midway cafe, jp

friday, december 7th


moving mountains


@ the sinclair

saturday, december 8th

patrick watson

@ the sinclair

saturday, december 8th

the faint perform

"danse macabre"


icky blossoms

@ the paradise

sunday, december 9th

band of horses

@ house of blues

sunday, december 9th



@ the paradise

wednesday, december 12th

concrete blonde

jim bianco

@ the sinclair

thursday, december 13th

annual boston christmas cavalcade

benefit for the homeless

featuring tons of artists

(see fb event for details)

@ johnny d's

thursday, december 13th

nada surf

eternal summers

@ the paradise

thursday, december 13th

mates of state

in the valley below

@ brighton music hall

friday, december 14th

forgetters (blake from

jawbreaker's band)

& more tba

@ democracy center, harvard square

sunday, december 30th

sufjan stevens

sheila saputo

@ the royale

monday, december 31st

my morning jacket

@ agganis arena

monday, december 31st

deer tick

two gallants

@ the sinclair

monday, january 7th


@ the paradise

tuesday, january 8th


@ great scott

saturday, january 19th

mission of burma

@ the sinclair

sunday, january 20th

camper van beethoven


@ the middle east down

sunday, january 20th


@ the orpheum

sunday, january 20th

ra ra riot

@ the paradise

sunday, january 27th


@ great scott

tuesday, january 29th

kathleen edwards

sera cahoone

@ brighton music hall

wednesday, february 13th

yo la tengo

@ the paradise

saturday, march 2nd

unknown mortal orchestra

@ brighton music hall

tuesday, march 12th

tame impala

@ house of blues

thursday, march 14th

jukebox the ghost

matt pond pa

lighthouse and the whaler

@ brighton music hall

tuesday, march 26th

yo la tengo

@ the paradise

wednesday & thursday

april 3rd & 4th

they might be giants

@ the paradise

visit tourfilter for more shows

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Mp3s: Bob Mould - some live Life and Times

Yesterday was a big day for Bob Mould and the fans who follow him -- not only did it bring the release of his latest full-lengther, the exceptional "Life and Times", but last night saw him play a very special show down in Alexandria, Virginia. The former Husker Du & Sugar frontman was joined on stage by friends to commemorate the 20th anniversary his brilliant "Workbook" record, performing acoustic versions of the album's best tracks alongside some from his new release, and a couple other familiar faves thrown in for good measure.

He delivered a similarly varied setlist to a sold-out room when played solo at Boston's Paradise Lounge back in 2007 as part of the tour to promote his "Circle of Friends" DVD. At the time, with the release of last year's "District Line" still a few months away, Bob shared that he'd already written the songs that would wind up on its follow-up, "Life And Times". In fact, not only did he give us an early preview of a "District Line" cut, but teased us with a very early listen to two that we'd have to wait 18 months to hear again. One of them, "I'm Sorry, Baby, But You Can't Stand In My Light Anymore", was truly moving (Courtney agrees), and a highlight of that set (and, as I believe Bob said from the stage, took all of five minutes to write). Understandably, when I asked about sharing that performance, Bob requested that I wait to post the new songs until the eventual album arrrived, and that time has come...

You can stream the entirety of "Life And Times" over at Spinner (who also offer up another new track for download), or have a listen to the album version of "I'm Sorry, Baby..." right here...

If you're so inspired, grab the track on iTunes or at Insound.

The Mr. Mould media blitz is in full swing: There's a fantastic Daytrotter Session up, with four of the new songs performed, a session for MPR's The Current, and a great interview with the New York Times that's available as a podcast. Bob was also profiled and interviewed on the new-ish ABC News Amplified web feature, and performed "I'm Sorry, Baby..." for Newsweek.

For more, stop by Bob's blog for updates, have a listen to some songs on his MySpace page, and check out his ANTI Records label page. And if you can't make it to your own local record shop, order up your own copy of "Life And Times" at Kung Fu.


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