Tag Archives: Hüsker Dü

In Stores Now 11/13

We’ve been sharing sneak peeks at the new Angel Olsen album in our Music News Roundups, and now we have the complete collection of b-sides, cover songs, previously unreleased recordings, and other rarities. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls it “a first-rate collection…ranging from bristling folk-rock to stripped-down country-folk.” Ian Svenonius (of The Make Up,Read more…

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R.I.P. Grant Hart

Grant Hart, drummer and co-founder of the influential punk trio Hüsker Dü, has passed away at the age of 56. His wife, Brigid McGough, confirmed to NPR that he died Wednesday night at the University of Minnesota Medical Center of complications from liver cancer and hepatitis. On Facebook, his former bandmate Bob Mould writes “GrantRead more…

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Feelin’ Minnesota: Exclusive Interview with Alan Sparhawk of Low

While most of the well-known Minnesota bands hail from Minneapolis, out on the shores of beautiful Lake Superior is the city of Duluth, hometown to the band Low. In the early ’90s, the local sound was loud, abrasive, and grunge-inspired. Someone made the joke, what if a band were to play quiet music on stage?Read more…

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Feelin’ Minnesota: Exclusive Interview with Scott MacDonald of Arcwelder

They may not have made the majors like The Replacements and Hüsker Dü did, but Minneapolis-based band Arcwelder were more than a perennial local favorite, cracking John Peel’s Festive Fifth countdown in 1992 and getting crowned NME‘s “Punk Rock Single of the Week” by none other than guest editors, New Order. After four excellent albumsRead more…

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Review Revue: Hüsker Dü – Warehouse: Songs and Stories

Unbelievably, It’s been almost exactly 8 years since I last shared an album by Hüsker Dü in this parts, and at the time I was surprised I hadn’t already gotten around to it. That actually means that the amount of time between these two Hüsker Dü posts is longer than the band itself existed, andRead more…

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Video Roundup: La Fête Nationale 2015

Canada had their day. Of course, America did. And now France celebrates their independence on Bastille Day, or “La Fête Nationale” as they call it. It was on this day in 1789 that the Parisian prison The Bastille was stormed, culminating in the French Revolution. France, and Paris in particular, has long served as anRead more…

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Friday Music News

Shortly after their KEXP in-studio session on The Morning Show, Alt-J stopped off at the Late Show with David Letterman for a performance of their bluesy-track “Left Hand Free.” The UK group release their sophomore album, This Is All Yours, on September 22nd via Warner Music, and will be stopping by The Paramount Theatre inRead more…

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Live Video: Bob Mould @ Bumbershoot Music Lounge

Nearly 35 years in music and Bob Mould shows no signs of slowing down! From his early punk roots with Hüsker Dü in the 1980s through his alternative pop years with Sugar in the 1990s, and in the years between and afterwards with his ten solo albums, the veteran songwriter has explored a variety ofRead more…

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Live at Bumbershoot 2013, Day 2: Bob Mould

text by Jacob Webb and Anna McClain As the frontman for Hüsker Dü and Sugar, and as a solo performer, Bob Mould’s melodically heavy songwriting and guitar playing made him one of the most influential figures of 1980s independent music. Along with Grant Hart, Mould was one of the principal songwriters for Saint Paul, Minnesota’s HüskerRead more…

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All I Want for Record Store Day Is…

Tomorrow, Saturday, April 20th, is Record Store Day. Across the nation, droves of rabid music fans will swarm the remaining brick and mortar music retailers, drawn by the lure of in-store performances, special sales and, most importantly, limited-edition collectibles too numerous to count. My head swims as I survey the list of myriad goodies mintedRead more…

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