September 10, 2012 | Bob Mould at the Paradise Rock Club

Bob Mould is now old enough to have fathered much of our staff, but when he plugs in his Stratocaster, the Hüsker Dü and Sugar mastermind still towers above most axe-handlers of our generation. And no wonder: he’s been honing his chops for more than three decades, playing a key part in crafting those choppy guitar squalls and searing power riffs many of us still associate with modern punk and alt rock. Now he’s riding solo, but tonight he’ll revisit his early days with Sugar at the Paradise Rock Club (967 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, 617.562.8800) with an 8 p.m. performance of the band’s propulsive 1992 debut album, Copper Blue. For tickets ($20), visit