Dave Grohl said how much Hüsker Dü meant to him during last week's Foo Fighters concert at Xcel Energy Center, and on Nov. 21 he and many other well-known fans of the Minneapolis band will pay the ultimate respect to its co-leader Bob Mould at a special tribute concert in Los Angeles.
Billed as "See a Little Light: A Celebration of the Music and Legacy of Bob Mould," the one-night-only show will feature performances by Grohl, Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie), Ryan Adams, the Hold Steady's Craig Finn and Tad Kubler, Best Coast, No Age, Grant Lee Phillips (Grant Lee Buffalo) and comedian Margaret Cho. It's happening at the fancy Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown L.A., about as far away from Ron's Randolph Inn as you can get without leaving the country. The concert will feature songs from throughout Mould's catalog, also including his solo work and Sugar tracks. Tickets ($29-$49) go on sale Sunday at the LA Philharmonic site.
The night after he met the other two ex-Hüskers backstage at Xcel Center last week (and paid homage to them onstage), Grohl was on the boob tube with Mould. The Foo Fighters brought Bob with them to "Conan" for a performance of "Dear Rosemary," which he also recorded with them for their new "Wasting Light" album. The Foo boost was well timed to the publication of Mould's new autobiography, "See a Little Light: The Trail of Rage and Melody," which he continues to promote around the country. This big tribute show seems like the perfect bookend to the year.