Bob Mould: 25 Years of Workbook

Bob Mould: 25 Years of Workbook

Chris Brokaw

Wed, March 5

Doors: 7:00 pm

9:30 Club

Washington, DC


Bob Mould: 25 Years of Workbook - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Bob Mould: 25 Years of Workbook
Bob Mould is playing select, intimate dates in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of his seminal first solo album, “Workbook.” Bob, along with long-time bassist Jason Narducy, will be performing selections from “Workbook” as well as other songs in Bob's catalog that sit nicely alongside this album.

Released in 1989 — a year after Hüsker Dü disbanded — “Workbook” is a singular statement of renewal. It has proven an inspiration to a generation of musicians ranging from Dave Grohl to Ben Gibbard. Ryan Adams describes the album as “the sound of the internal and the subconscious, of dream, of regret, and of a silence that was lingering.”
Chris Brokaw - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Chris Brokaw
Chris Brokaw was born in New York City and raised in the outlying
suburbs. He attended Oberlin College, where he took exactly two
music-related classes: Multi-track Recording and Steel Drumming. In1986 he moved to Boston, Massachusetts; and in 2011 relocated to Seattle, Washington.

Chris is perhaps best known for his work as the drummer in CODEINE and the guitarist in COME, who made several albums in the 1990's for the labels Sub Pop and Matador that are considered landmarks in American independent rock music. COME toured with Nirvana on their last US tour, and accompanied thespian JOHNNY DEPP on a recorded tribute to Jack Kerouac. CODEINE recently were bestowed with a 6-LP retrospective box set on Numero Group, and performed at the All Tomorrows Parties and Primavera Sound Festivals in 2012.

Since 2001, Chris has focused primarily on his work as a solo artist,
making numerous albums of vocal and instrumental music. This has ranged from full on rock ("Red Cities", "Incredible Love", "Gambler's Ecstasy") to explorations of the 6-string and 12-string acoustic guitars ("Canaris", "VDSQ Solo Acoustic Volume 3") to the experimental and abstract ("Tundra", "Gracias, Ghost of the Future"). Throughout, Chris has maintained an active touring schedule of around 100 concerts per year in the US, UK, Europe, Canada, Australia and Russia.

He has composed original music for the following films: "I Was Born, But" (Roddy Bogawa, 2004), "Road" (Leslie McCleave, 2005, which received the award for Best Original Score at the Brooklyn
International Film Festival); "Sospira" (Lana Z. Caplan, 2011); "Taken By Storm" (Roddy Bogawa, 2011); and "Now, Forager" (Julia Halperin/Jason Cortlund, 2012). The latter two films screened in 2012 at MOMA in New York City.

Chris has also performed and recorded as an accompanist to Thurston Moore, Evan Dando, Christina Rosenvinge, Jennifer O'Connor, Rhys Chatham, Steve Wynn, Alan Licht, GG Allin, and Johnny Depp.

He has composed music for the Dagdha Dance Company (Limerick, Ireland) and Kino Dance (Boston); collaborated with playwright Rinde Eckert and director Robert Woodruff on the new opera "Highway Ulysses" (2002, American Repertory Theater, Cambridge, Mass.); performed as one of 77 drummers in the Boredoms' "77 Boadrum" in New York; and performed as
one of 200 guitarists in Rhys Chatham's "A Crimson Grail" at Lincoln Center, New York. His band Dirtmusic (with Chris Eckman and Hugo Race) performed at the Festival In The Desert, in Essakane, Mali, and collaborated with the Touareg band TAMIKREST on an album recorded in Bamako, Mali. His music has appeared on ESPN, NPR, and the TV shows
"Friday Night Lights" and "East Bound and Down".

2014 will see the release of several new solo records, including the
original soundtrack to "Now, Forager"; and continued work with the
bands Wrekmeister Harmonies, Hidden Tooth, The Lemonheads, The Catamites (his duo with Sunn O))) mastermind Stephen O'Malley) and his all-acoustic duo with Geoff Farina (ex-Karate).
Venue Information:
9:30 Club
815 V St. NW
Washington, DC, 20001