The word "stalwart" applies to few people as well as it does to Grant Hart. Since co-founding Hüsker Dü in 1979, Hart has been almost constantly active in one musical project or another. Hart has suffered a bit, much of his later work being judged simply as "not Hüsker Dü," which is unfortunate given the free reign former bandmate Bob Mould has been allowed and the degree to which he has been lauded. Some of Hart's work has been better received than others, but it has all been indicative of one thing: growth as an artist. Sure, the buzz-saw guitar rears its beautiful, eardrum-splitting head now and then, but Hart's work ventures into acoustic territory with dissonant, weirdo soundscapes here and there, too. You never know what might happen at a Grant Hart show, but it's always interesting (and not just interesting in that condescending Minnesota Nice way, either). Expect a show full of surprises and quick, jarring left turns. With Baby Guts. 18+.
Thu., March 12, 8 p.m., 2009
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