Old-school punk and alternative rock pioneer Bob Mould is celebrating his influential career with his latest album, Silver Age. In a return to what’s been coined “aggressive pop,” the album came together after a series of electric solo dates in 2011 supporting the Foo Fighters. From the hardcore punk sounds of Hüsker Dü (1979-87) that later turned into what helped define the sound of “alt-rock” through the band Sugar (1992-95), to his many successful solo endeavors, it’s hard to ignore Mould as someone who has heavily influenced generations of rock stars.
In a recent tribute concert, Dave Grohl, the iconic drummer for Nirvana and lead singer of the Foo Fighters, told the audience, “If it weren’t for him, I wouldn’t be making music the way I do, or play guitar the way I do. His albums have really shaped me as a musician as much as the Beatles, as much as Led Zeppelin. He’s a real hero of mine and a real American icon.”
Mould performs at the Bowery Ballroom with his live band, made up of bassist Jason Narducy (Split Single, Verbow) and drummer Jon Wurster (Superchunk, The Mountain Goats). Also Weds., Feb. 27, 9 p.m., 6 Delancey St., $25, boweryballroom.com.