Portlandia Star Fred Armisen Joins Bob Mould On Stage at the Bowery Ballroom

Fred Armisen, star of Portlandia and SNL, joined Bob Mould on stage for three encores. (Ken Kurson) One of the reasons I don’t see live music much anymore (in addition to all the reasons that come with being a grumpy old tossup, such as “it’s too damn loud”) is that the era of smartphones has undone the very reason live performance exists. The notion of a

Read more

Bob Mould, Punk Pop Polymath

Bob Mould and his band—Jason Narducy on bass, Jon Wurster on drums—are joined by Fred Armisen at the Bowery Ballroom, February 27, 2013. (Ken Kurson) Bob Mould is the Ben Franklin of indie pop. Founding member and driving force of ’80s punk trio Hüsker Dü (whose influence resonates today through Foo Fighters and Ryan Adams), Mould has succeeded at everything he’s tried, and he’s tried a

Read more