A Tribute to the Replacements

So much has been written and discussed about the Replacements that the romanticized myths about Minneapolis's favorite bar band far exceed the hazy memories of anyone who was actually there to witness their notorious mayhem in person. But no matter what scandalous stories you've heard about the 'Mats, their spirited and celebrated music lives on and speaks louder than any riotous rumor or recollection ever will. Which is precisely the reason why a who's who of the local scene is getting together to pay tribute to not only the infamous band themselves, but specifically their venerable major-label debut, Tim, which will be covered in its entirety throughout the night by a variety of special guest vocalists, featuring Justin Pierre of Motion City Soundtrack, Josh Grier of Tapes 'N Tapes, and Ben Kyle of Romantica, to name just a few. There is a lot to love about the Replacements, which is why both the Mainroom and the Entry will be filled with bands covering their indelible music all evening, with diverse groups ranging from the Honeydogs (pictured), Pink Mink, the White and Lazy All-Stars (featuring members of Chooglin'), Communist Daughter, and many more, all trying their hands at tackling the arresting songs of Paul Westerberg and the gang. With the raucous music of the Replacements serving as a catalyst for the evening, the tribute promises to be a loose, enjoyable affair that, if done properly, will generate a lot of blurry, enduring memories for everyone involved. And with proceeds going to the Twin Cities Music Community Trust, all of the fun will be for a good cause as well. 18+.
Fri., Nov. 26, 7 p.m., 2010

 
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