Q&A with Mr. Mould
Have you ever wanted to ask Bob Mould (Husker D, Sugar, the guy who wrote "The Daily Show" theme) something, but didn't know how to get ahold of him? I mean, do you have a really burning question that's been haunting you, like, "So why don't you play with other musicians anymore?," or "If you could chose just one music-writer-person to take out back and shoot, which one would it be?"
If so, here's your chance to ask him in person. Bob Mould will be holding an hour-long Q&A session followed by an acoustic performance on the First Avenue mainstage, courtesy of the fine folks at Musictech College, American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) and the Recording Academy.
Tuesday, May 18, 6 p.m.
First Avenue, 701 1st Ave. N.
$10 in advance, $12 at the door. 332-1775.
Man o' mystery
Sporting a Groucho Marx moustache, fedora and dark glasses, Leon Redbone is one of the more recognizable faces in popular music. His work falls somewhere between being a revival of pre-World War II ragtime, jazz and blues, and over the years his gravelly baritone has been accompanied by the likes of Ringo Star, Merle Haggard and Dr. John.
Not much is known about his personal life, except that he lives somewhere in Nebraska and the last four digits of his social security number are 7294. Just kidding -- close to nothing is known about Redbone's personal life, or even what he looks like without the hat or glasses.
In fact, he could stroll past you on Nicollet Mall in his civvies and you wouldn't even know it.
Wednesday, May 19, 7:30 p.m.
Rossi's Blue Star Room, 80 S. 9th St.
Call for ticket prices. 312-2828.