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Even among early-'80s punk and hardcore bands, the fuzzed-out crunch of Hüsker Dü was an awesome force of purifying volume and distortion, with singer-guitarist Bob Mould and singer-drummer Grant Hart trying to shout out their thoughtful lyrics above a wall of noise. Although Hart's recent music has been tragically overlooked, Mould has righteously gone on to become a respected elder statesman of punk. On his latest solo album, Beauty & Ruin, Mould recalls his old band with fast tracks such as “Little Glass Pill” and “Kid With Crooked Face,” albeit at a more respectable volume. “I Don't Know You Anymore” evokes the jangling side of Hüsker Dü, while the acoustic-laced “Let the Beauty Be” is more aligned with Mould's solo work. Also Sunday, Sept. 28.

Sat., Sept. 27, 8 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 28, 8 p.m., 2014
(Expired: 09/28/14)

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