Bob Mould: Bear Rockstar

September 8, 2012

I'd say you're a pretty big deal when you make it onto Entertainment Weekly's Must List and perform on Letterman in the same week. I guess you could say the Blowoff mastermind, Bob Mould, is blowing up. His new album, Silver Age, came out last week and, along with his Blowoff duties, he'll be touring all fall to support the album. You can expect the classic Sugar album Copper Blue to be played front to back with an additional set mixing the new Silver Age material with Husker Du, Sugar and Mould solo classics completing the evening.

We at Daddyhunt have been big fans of the Blowoff party for years now. Mould and his co-pilot Rich Morel spin the perfect alternative to the, no offense, "pots and pans" sounds that blast from every other circuit party. Whether it our DJs at the helm, or the crowd it attracts (which is an attractive crowd), there's something special about what they're doing that create the perfect dance/bar environment. If you're in NYC, I'll see you there this Friday.

All in all, it's pretty exciting that one of our own is getting the press and praise he deserves!

You can check out the video for his new single, "The Descent" below along with tour dates if you're interested in seeing him live:

Sep 11 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer (SILVER AGE/COPPER BLUE show)
Sep 13 Chicago, IL – Metro (SILVER AGE/COPPER BLUE show)
Sep 15 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue (SILVER AGE/COPPER BLUE show)
Sep 18 Seattle, WA – Showbox (SILVER AGE/COPPER BLUE show)
Sep 19 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom (SILVER AGE/COPPER BLUE show)
Sep 21 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore (SILVER AGE/COPPER BLUE show)
Sep 23 Pensacola Beach, FL – DeLuna Fest (Bob Mould Plays COPPER BLUE)
Oct 30 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey (SILVER AGE/ COPPER BLUE show)
Nov 2-3-4 Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Fest

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difficult to hard to study English.

"Pots and pans" ... I've never really understood this descriptor. How about predictable endlessly unvarying overproduced female vocal screachy/"soulful" preset dance synth pop sputum.

There are few gay bars who's music I can stomach anymore in NYC (or anywhere for that matter). The Eagle (sometimes), Nowhere, and Boiler Room from time to time. Why has "gay" pop music become so unforgivably embarrassing? Have gay men no yarbles?

I like the enigmatic video; a tree house, escape to Walden's Pond, nature. Sounds cool to me. City life? blecchhh.. and yes, the era of a thousand Gaga wanna- bes and crappy dance music made for people who spend half their time texting and staring at their cell phones on the dance floor. That's why I prefer rock and alternative now. Radiohead, Massive Attack, and this intelligent bear Bob Mould too...anything with some substance is welcome to these ears.

Maybe I'm "old school", but somehow headbanging, non-melodic heavy metal where you can hardly understand the lyrics, even if you try, doesn't make it with me. I'll take the sublime melodies of Erasure, the Pet Shop Boys, Bronski Beat and other gay icons of the past over this noise! I'm 59, but I listen to the latest techno and electronica dance music of Junior Vasquez, Paul Oakenfold and DJ Tiesto on a daily basis. I'm definitely not "old school" there! But that goes well along with my older playlists of classics from Donna Summer (R.I.P.), New Order and Depeche Mode. I kept way more current in the musical world than any other straight acquaintances of mine and most other gay friends I've got, but it's got to have melody, the true art of musical composition!

Holy smokes, that video is shot in my hometown!