Bob Mould grew up in a working-class family in upstate New York, where, as he writes in his new autobiography, See a Little Light: The Trail of Rage and Melody, music was an oasis from his sometimes supportive, sometimes abusive father. He remembers stacking 45s on the record player, studying the Beatles, the Beach Boys, and the Monkees, whose melodies and harmonies he'd later fuse with the sound of a space-shuttle launch on Hüsker Dü's deathless '80s landmarks and on lesser but still excellent records with Sugar. Written with consultation from Michael Azerrad, author of the absorbing indie-rock history Our Band Could Be Your Life, the autobiography covers his time in dysfunctional families and bands, his late coming out and integration into the gay community, and his slow, difficult path to "self-acceptance, wholeness, and freedom." Mould is far from nostalgic, so expect this solo show to emphasize material from recent, guitar-led albums such as Life and Times and Body of Song, though you never know what he'll pull from his rich catalog. (Photo by Noah Kalina)
Wed., June 15, 7 p.m., 2011
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