It won't come as a surprise to regular readers of this site that I was excited to see Bob Mould at The Horseshoe Tavern on May 3. He's probably my absolute favourite song writer and is a huge influence on my own guitar playing and song writing. His work with Hüsker Dü, Sugar and his solo work all hold special places in my musical heart.
He, along with bassist Jason Narducy and drummer Jon Wurster, a rhythm section that delivers power pop perfection, played a setlist packed with tunes ranging from Bob's latest solo album Patch The Sky through Bob's solo career thus far, to Sugar's Copper Blue and classic Hüsker Dü tunes like my personal favourites "Could You Be The One?", "I Apologize", "Celebrated Summer" and "Makes No Sense At All". This show was so much fun and very close to perfect.setlist.
"A Good Idea" from Sugar's Copper Blue
"Changes" from Sugar's Copper Blue
"The End of Things" from Bob's latest, Patch The Sky. Hey, that's the shirt Bob wore at this gig!
"The Descent" from Silver Age
"I Don't Know You Anymore" from Beauty & Ruin
"Voices In My Head" from Patch The Sky
"Hold On" from Patch The Sky
"If I Can't Change Your Mind" from Sugar's Copper Blue
"Hey Mr. Grey" from Beauty & Ruin
"Hoover Dam" from Sugar's Copper Blue
"See A Little Light" from Bob's first solo record Workbook
"Could You Be The One?" from Hüsker Dü's Warehouse: Songs And Stories, the song that made me absolutely love Hüsker Dü and Bob's songwriting
"I Apologize" from Hüsker Dü's New Day Rising
"Tomorrow Morning" from Beauty & Ruin
and they closed the main set with "Celebrated Summer" from Hüsker Dü's New Day Rising
The encore consisted of
"The War" from Beauty & Ruin
A laid-back version of "Love Is All Around"
and "Makes No Sense at All" from Hüsker Dü's Flip Your Wig