The reunited Replacements are hotter now than they were in their prime. Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson -- along with hired guns Josh Freese, Dave Minehan, and, for the time being, Billie Joe Armstrong -- are now headlining major festivals throughout the United States and Canada, along with rapidl ... More >>
The Replacements Shaky Knees Festival, Atlanta Saturday, May 10, 2014 After a 25-minute downpour, causing a 10-minute delay to the start of their set, the Replacements took the stage in Atlanta to rapturous cheers -- despite their crowd not being quite as large as most of the weekends other main s ... More >>
After 23 years away, the Replacements have a new Twin Cities date on the calendar.Last year, Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson returned to the stage with guitarist David Minehan and drummer Josh Freese for three Riot Fest dates in Toronto, Chicago, and Denver, and they just launched a series of 2014 ... More >>
You're going to South by Southwest, right? Or you're already there? One of those things is bound to be true. Well, our sibling paper pals at Dallas Observer have got some advice for you, and managed to format it all into the style of commandments, because one of their favorite things to do is preten ... More >>
Amanda Palmer & the Grand Theft OrchestraFirst Avenue, MinneapolisWednesday, October 3, 2012There's no doubt about it, Amanda Palmer is a force to be reckoned with, onstage and off. Going to a performance featuring Palmer isn't an idle, listening-only experience: it's a full-blown theatrical per ... More >>
Like the rest of us, celebrities and rock stars make stupid mistakes. But when mistakes are made on a high-profile, TMZ level, stupid isn't quite enough; they should also be avoidable, catastrophic, nonsensical, unusual, and hilarious, or some combination thereof. And so it is with no small amoun ... More >>
It's no big secret that Green Day lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong is invested in the Twin Cities -- after all, he met his wife, Adrienne, at a show in Minneapolis, and has long cited both the Replacements and Hüsker Dü as major influences.
A discussion between the two provides an intriguing slice of Twin Cities music history.
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