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Re-Viewed: Bob Mould at Metro

By Julene McCoy in Arts & Entertainment on Sep 30, 2005 3:08PM

Brendan Canty where have you gone? On the road with Bob Mould to work your ass off. Thursday’s show at the Metro reminded Chicagoist why we live for live music. Also touring with Bob this round are Rich Morel on keyboards and Jason Narducy of Verbow and Rockets Over Sweden.

Bob and the band came on stage wasting nary a moment with witty banter. They just started the blistering pace that would mark the entire evening with “She Said” and then right into “Changes”. Each song had subtle differences from the album versions and yet worked beautifully. The majority of the set came from Bob Mould’s latest album Body of Song including “Circles”, “Underneath Days” and “High Fidelity”.

Bob also incorporated songs from his Husker Du and Sugar days, such as “Could You Be The One?” and “Hoover Dam”. His entire career unfurling while Brendan drummed feverishly and the fans looked on. This show was pure punk rock – not watered down punk-pop or any other genre-mixing label. So refreshing to witness that kind of purity in person.

If there are any tickets left for the show tonight (8 pm $26), Chicagoist highly suggests that plans get made to see Bob Mould. Simply put – this is the type of show that restores one’s hope that it’s only a matter of time before good, nay great, music will once again rule the day.