Bob Mould kicked off NYC run w/ Cymbals Eat Guitars; Ryan Adams joined for all-Husker Du encore (pics, setlist, video)
photos by P Squared Photography
Bob Mould / w. Ryan Adams / Cymbals Eat Guitars @ Bowery Ballroom 9/10/2014
Bob Mould's current assault on the eardrums of NYC began last night (9/10) with his first of three shows. While promoting his terrific new album, Beauty & Ruin, Bob and his band (bassist Jason Narducy and Superchunk's Jon Wurster on drums) also dipped into his robust catalog of indie rock classics, with a healthy amount of Sugar and Hüsker Dü songs in the mix. In fact, Hüsker Dü's "Flip Your Wig" kicked off the show and Bob's encore was all Dü, with "I Apologize," "Celebrated Summer," "Something I Learned Today," and "New Day Rising." One more thing about the encore: Ryan Adams came out and played for all four songs. Bob appeared in Ryan's video promos (along with Gary Shandling and Jeff Garlin) for his new album and Ryan is perhaps returning the favor. Video from the encore with Ryan, plus pics and setlist, are in this post.
Ryan, who's in town for a Letterman appearance tonight, will be back this fall on his own tour.
Opening the night -- and the whole tour including all three of Mould's NYC shows -- were Cymbals Eat Guitars who have opened for Bob before and owe a sonic debt to him as well (and to The Wrens and Built to Spill). Mind you, they're coming off the very strong new album, LOSE, and are becoming an indie rock powerhouse of their own.
Bob Mould and CEG play Bowery Ballroom again tonight (9/11) and Music Hall of Williamsburg on Saturday (9/13). Tickets are still available to both.
More pics from the whole Bowery Ballroom show, plus setlist and video, below...
Cymbals Eat Guitars
Bob Mould, "I Apologize" (with Ryan Adams)
Bob Mould, "Something I Learned Today" (with Ryan Adams)
SETLIST: Bob Mould @ Bowery Ballroom 9/10/2014
Flip Your Wig (Hüsker Dü)
Hate Paper Doll (Hüsker Dü)
I Don't Know You Anymore
Little Glass Pill
Kid With Crooked Face
Nemeses Are Laughing
Hardly Getting Over It (Hüsker Dü)
Come Around (Sugar)
Hoover Dam (Sugar)
If I Can't Change Your Mind (Sugar)
Hey Mr. Grey
In A Free Land (Hüsker Dü)
I Apologize (Hüsker Dü) (with Ryan Adams)
Celebrated Summer (Hüsker Dü) (with Ryan Adams)
Something I Learned Today (Hüsker Dü) (with Ryan Adams)
New Day Rising (Hüsker Dü) (with Ryan Adams)