Bob Mould at one of the last Copper Blue shows, FFF 2012 (more by Glen Brown)
And now it's time to say farewell to Copper Blue. I'm not retiring the songs -- many of them will be in my live sets forever -- but I am putting the "start to finish" reading of Copper Blue to rest after playing it at the El Rey Theater in Los Angeles, CA on October 30 and then at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin TX on November 2.Sugar's catalog was recently reiussed by Merge in the US, and will see a UK/EU release via Demon Music Group on December 10th.
It was wonderful to pay tribute to Copper Blue by opening the 2012 shows with a start to finish reading of the album. By the end of the North American tour it felt a bit predictable. The longtime followers know my restlessness all too well, so my need to shake things up should be no surprise.
It's not that Bob Mould is one of those types of guys who would always rather showcase new material, in fact, he's always been one to celebrate his back catalog. Case and point, his See a Little Light documentary which is currently seeking funding via Kickstarter.
Last November at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, some of today's most influential artists gathered to celebrate the music of Bob Mould. Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters), Britt Daniel (Spoon), Ryan Adams, No Age, Craig Finn and Tad Kubler (The Hold Steady), Margaret Cho with Grant Lee Phillips, and Jessica Dobson (The Shins, Deep Sea Diver) all performed songs from Bob's historic catalog... Fortunately, the entire evening was captured in stunning audio and high-quality video quality by filmmaker Justin Mitchell.Mould is currently around 20% toward his $95k goal, which ends in 37 days. Contribute if you can. Video on the project is below, beside a string of tour dates.
Bob Mould's next date with NYCers goes down on 2/8/13 at Highline Ballroom, where he'll be DJing alongside his Blowoff partner Richard Morel (tickets). Their last Blowoff party at the venue was on 11/9.
While we're on the subject of Kickstarter, Of Montreal is also looking to do a concert film of their own titled Song Dynasties. The band is currently around 1/3 of the way toward their $75,000 goal in 26 days. Contribute here, but first check out their video presentation below. below.
Of Montreal is on tour this fall, and will play NYC at Webster Hall on December 11th as part of a larger tour. All dates are listed again below...
BOB MOULD - TOUR DATES
March 08, 2013, Brisbane, Australia @ The Zoo
March 09, 2013, Sydney, Australia @ The Factory Theatre
March 12, 2013, Adelaide, Australia @ Fowlers Live
March 13, 2013, Melbourne, Australia @ The Corner Hotel
March 16, 2013, Perth, Australia @ The Rosemount
Bob Mould Blowoff DJ dates
Saturday January 12 (MAL Weekend) Washington DC @ 9:30 Club
Friday, February 13 at Highline Ballroom, NYC
Of Montreal -- 2012 Tour Dates
11/28 - Miami, FL @ The Stage
11/29 - Tallahassee, FL @ The Moon
11/30 - Orlando, FL @ The Plaza
12/1 - Mobile, AL @ Alabama Music Box
12/2 - New Orleans, LA @ Howlin' Wolf
12/3 - Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
12/4 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk
12/5 - Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
12/6 - Oklahoma City, OK @ ACM @ UCO Performance Lab
12/7 - Omaha,NE @ Slowdown
12/8 - Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
12/9 - Chicago, IL @ Metro
12/10 - Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
12/11 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall
12/12 - Boston, MA @ Paradise
12/13 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
12/14 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
12/15 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle