Bob Mould and Richard Morel's Blowoff is a DJ event that has become a premier destination for a wide cross-section of appreciative music fans. Originating in 2003 in Washington, DC's Velvet Lounge, Blowoff started as a musical collaboration between Mould and Morel. The two DJ in tandem, laying down a signature mix of indie rock, electro, and house, accented by a series of artfully eye-popping vignettes projected throughout the club. With the focus firmly on cutting-edge music, dazzling live visuals by Nick Lopata, and stunning poster art by Baltimore-based artist Linas Garsys, the party has grown quickly and is now an established event in New York, San Francisco, Provincetown, Chicago, and San Diego. The Blowoff artist CD was also released in 2006 on Full Frequency Music.
Richard Morel is known for his remixes under the name Pink Noise, including tracks from the Killers, Yoko Ono, and Pet Shop Boys. In addition, he co-wrote and co-produced three songs on Cyndi Lauper’s Bring Ya to the Brink album and released his third solo album as Morel, titled The Death of the Paper Boy, in 2008.
Bob Mould, founding member of the seminal punk band Husker Du and alt-rock favorite Sugar, released his ninth solo album, Life And Times (Anti- Records), in 2010. His autobiography, titled See a Little Light: The Trail of Rage and Melody and written with assistance from Michael Azerrad, was published in the summer of 2011.