Live Review, 2/24/12: Bob Mould Blasts Through Copper Blue at Bottom of the Hill

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Friday, Feb. 24, 2012

Bottom of the Hill

Better than: Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the best-selling album of 1992, Billy Ray Cyrus' Some Gave All.

On a night that was all about reliving memories, Bob Mould made sure to plant a ringing in the ear of his audience that it won't soon forget. The fact that there was a guy stationed at the door handing out earplugs offered up an early warning that this wasn't going to be your typical rock show.

Of course, fans knew that Friday was going to be a particularly special night back when they bought tickets. (That is, those who were lucky enough to grab some of the gone-in-a-flash tickets, an issue that was exacerbated when Noise Pop posted erroneous on-sale information last month.) To say that the energy inside the venue was palpable would be an understatement: In addition to the poster, T-shirt, and bumper sticker commemorating the fact that Mould would be playing Sugar's 1992 debut, Copper Blue, in its entirety, and overheard conversations about flying into town just to see the show, there was a unique restlessness in the audience, most members of which were double the age of the average rock-show attendee.

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