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Dave Grohl, Ben Gibbard and others to honor Bob Mould at Disney Hall

September 20, 2011 |  3:35 pm


Hüsker Dü and Sugar frontman Bob Mould has a new memoir, "See a Little Light: The Trail of Rage and Melody," out. It's a reflective and deeply felt tale from the frontlines of America's second wave of punk and Mould's own late-in-life struggles in coming to terms with his homosexuality.

On Nov. 21, some of America's most well-regarded, punk-inspired artists will take to Disney Hall to show how influential Mould's work has been in their own lives. Dave Grohl, Ben Gibbard, Ryan Adams, No Age, Best Coast, members of the Hold Steady, comedian Margaret Cho and Grant-Lee Phillips will join Mould to perform from his catalog and talk about how his blistering, noisy yet melodic and hopeful songs have informed generations of younger artists.

Tickets go  on sale Sunday and range from $29 to $49. To prep, Mould's memoir (co-written with Michael Azerrad, author of the seminal "Our Band Could Be Your Life") would be a fine refresher course.


Book Review: 'See a Little Light' by Bob Mould with Michael Azerrad

Bob Mould comes of age at live show in L.A.

No Age turns up the noise

-- August Brown

Photo: Bob Mould. Credit: Noah Kalina