Hüsker Dü: Do You Remember?

Do You Remember podcast
Do You Remember? is a five-part documentary podcast exploring Hüsker Dü’s formative years and legacy through rare exclusive interviews with the band, as well as those who were around in the beginning. We also dive into recordings from Numero Group's new remastered box set of the band’s early releases, demos and live recordings.

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See below for all Hüsker Dü, Grant Hart, Bob Mould and Greg Norton stories from The Current.

Bob Mould talks about 'American Crisis'

Andrea Swensson interviews Bob Mould

In an interview with the Local Show's Andrea Swensson, Bob Mould talks about his new single, 'American Crisis,' which just happened to be released as the nation experiences a new awakening to Civil Rights. 'My role is to share what my heart tells me and to share the water that I catch when it rains,' Mould says.

Massive triptych of Grant Hart’s artwork will soon decorate the Palace Theatre

While Grant Hart was best-known as a singer-songwriter and the drummer of Hüsker Dü, he was also a visual artist, and created the artwork for many of the band’s albums. Soon, the exterior of St. Paul’s Palace Theatre will be decorated with three massive 3D pieces of art based on collages that Hart created. The…

Bob Mould performs at The Current

Bob Mould performs in The Current studio

In town for a pair of weekend shows, Bob Mould stopped at The Current for an early-morning session hosted by Brian Oake and Jill Riley. In the course of the interview, Mould plays tracks from his new album, 'Sunshine Rock,' as well as from his back catalogue. And in a wide-ranging and fascinating conversation, Mould talks about everything from his musical evolution to his new home in Berlin to his memories of being an emerging musician in the Twin Cities.

Today in Music History: Remembering Grant Hart on his birthday

Grant Hart

Frank Sinatra made his first recording; the Bee Gees had a had in the top three singles in the U.S. singles charts; the Ramones got inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; the Clash released their very first single; and Husker Du; drummer Grant Hart was born, Today in Music History.

Today in Music History: Happy Birthday, Greg Norton

Porcupine perform at The Current's 14th Birthday Party

Greg Norton was born; The Recording Industry Association of America introduced a sales-award system using names of precious metals; the Beatles had their seventh No. 1 hit; a coffeehouse chain launched a music label; Tammy Wynette and George Jones called it quits; and The Sex Pistols stood up the Rock Hall, Today in Music History.

Local legacies: Brian Oake and Martin Devaney talk about the Replacements and Hüsker Dü

Hüsker Dü. The Replacements. Two seminal names in Minnesota rock, two bands that exploded out of the Twin Cities alternative scene in the ‘80s and changed the course of popular music. There, the similarities end. Or do they? I invited Replacements superfan Martin Devaney, a local singer-songwriter, to sit down with Hüsker Dü superfan Brian…

Replacements vs. Hüsker Dü: Four decades on, which local band looms larger?

Two of the most influential rock bands in Minnesota history just happened to hit the scene at the same time. Hüsker Dü exploded out of the Macalester College campus, while the Replacements crawled up from South Minneapolis. Formed in 1979, both groups became legends with international cult followings. Lots of people were fans of both,…

Bob Mould announces new music, tour and album ‘Sunshine Rock’

Bob Mould has just released his new single “Sunshine Rock” with the announcement of his upcoming album and tour. The album, also called Sunshine Rock, will be released on Feb. 8 with an international tour starting shortly after on the 14th. Sunshine Rock is the first album Mould has released since Patch the Sky in 2016.…