Bob Stinson

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2014

    The Replacements to play The Tonight Show

    The Replacements are getting another chance at TV glory over at NBC next week. After famously being banned from Saturday Night Live nearly two three decades ago, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon will welcome Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson, and their newer recruits -- including Green Day's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2014

    Which dead MN musician should return as a hologram?

    Michael Jackson just became the latest deceased musician to rise again in hologram form. At the 2014 Billboard Music Awards this past weekend, he "danced" and "sang" a song from his comeback album Xscape, assembled with "modernized" bits from the cutting room floor of his career. Each time this happ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2013

    The Replacements end Riot Fest Denver set on hilarious note [VIDEO]

    As predicted, the Replacements decided to close out their three-show Riot Fest reunion in style. Well, sort of. In a knowing nod to founding guitarist and drag aficionado Bob Stinson, frontman Paul Westerberg and bassist Tommy Stinson dressed in pink skirts -- along with matching plaid western shirt ... More >>

  • Music

    August 28, 2013

    The Replacements break their 22-year live drought

    At Riot Fest in Toronto, the local legends had a swingin' reunion party

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2013

    The Replacements reunite at Riot Fest, 8/25/13

    The ReplacementsRiot FestFort York, TorontoSunday, August 25, 2013Three decades ago, Paul Westerberg's opening lyrics from the Replacements' "I Will Dare" asked no one in particular "How young are you? How old am I?" Now 53, the rock star with a serious J.D. Salinger streak -- who emerged in a plaid ... More >>

  • News

    May 1, 2013

    The CC Club: An oral history

    The iconic bar's owners, famous patrons, and hometown regulars remember the dive's best moments

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2012

    Rich Mattson honors Paul Wellstone, Uptown Bar on Ol' Yeller's Levels

    By Craig Planting From 2001 until 2007, Americana roots-rockers Ol' Yeller put out five studio albums (including 2004's Sounder which won a Minnesota Music Award) and toured the country, especially Texas, over a dozen times. They became a favorite of Twin Cites musicians and local music scenesters, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    De Stijl's Clint Simonson talks music and rates cocktails at Icehouse

    It's happy hour at the Icehouse on Eat Street in Minneapolis. Clint Simonson, owner and operator of the small indie label, De Stijl has already found a home at the bar. "Hey man, how you been?" he asks giving me a hug as I sit down. "Have I gotten you this Robust Worlds CD yet?" Checking out the a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    Top 20 best Minnesota musicians: The complete list

    ​Related:Minneapolis music scene named second-best in the U.S.Minnesotans need to remember to exhale sometimes -- especially fresh on the heels of being ranked as the number two music scene in the country. Shouldn't it be enough to simply enjoy a rich history of quality musicians blossoming from f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2012

    Top 20 best Minnesota musicians: #10-1

    ​Related:Top 20 best Minnesota musicians: #20-11Minneapolis music scene named second-best in the U.S.10. Babes in ToylandOrigin: Minneapolis | Active: 1987-2001 | Songs: "Bruise Violet" and "Sweet 69"  Kat Bjelland is one of the nastiest female vocalists, period. Although the woman who adeptl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    Wilco's John Stirratt talks about the band's Minnesotan ties

    ​"It's alright," Jeff Tweedy sings on "I Might," the boisterous lead single from Wilco's latest record, The Whole Love. "I've done a lot of crawling around outside, and I heard it's alright."

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    Replacements Archives: Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash

    ​Following last Friday's yearly tribute to the Replacements at First Ave--this year's headline featured a star-studded performance of the Replacements' debut album, Sorry Ma, I Forgot To Take Out The Trash--we thought it would be interesting to dig through the CityPages archives and look at some o ... More >>

  • Movies

    November 23, 2011

    Color Me Obsessed: A Film about The Replacements

    Except with no Replacements music

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    50 cool facts about the Minnesota music scene

    Here's a not-so-secret fact about Minnesota music: People love to talk about how much they love the scene here. Musicians from both out-of-state and the Twin Cities have gone out of their way to pen odes to our town and its vibrant community, from Atmosphere to Lucinda Williams Tom Waits to Mark Ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    Paul Metzger, Freddy Votel, and Adam Linz reunite as T.V.B.C. this Thursday at the Loring

    T.V.B.C in 2011: Freddy Votel, Adam Linz, Paul Metzger​There are really just two types of music people in the Twin Cities.There are those that undyingly love the band T.V.B.C. completely with every essence and fiber of their soul after first hearing the band sometime since they started back in 198 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    Jessica Hopper talks about growing up in Minneapolis

    ​Jessica Hopper is a freelance music writer whose work appears regularly with the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Reader, This American Life, and her iTunes podcast Hit It or Quit It. Though she is currently a Chicago resident, Hopper grew up in the Twin Cities and the local music scene played a h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2010

    Soul Asylum at First Avenue, 12/17/10

    Photos by Nick Wosika​Soul AsylumDecember 17, 2010First Avenue, MinneapolisIt felt like the early '90s at First Avenue again, as a packed crowd awaited the highly anticipated first show by Soul Asylum at the venue since last December. Mysterious percussion and tool noises came from behind the scre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    A Tribute to the Replacements, 11/26/10

    Photos by Erik Hess​A Tribute to the Replacements' TimNovember 26, 2010First Avenue, MinneapolisReported with special help from Robyn LewisNow in its third installment, the Thanksgiving weekend tradition of reveling in the songs of the Replacements has grown into a gigantic local music event, the ... More >>

  • News

    November 28, 2007
  • Music

    November 14, 2007

    The Shouting's Over, Too

    An oral history of the Replacements captures the '80s music scene but can't get a handle on the band

  • News

    August 22, 2007

    Seen Your Video

    Rick Fuller turns his back on MTV to preserve the history of the local music scene.

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2005
  • News

    June 8, 2005

    Minnesota's Fifty Greatest Hits

    The greatest Minnesota-made records of all time

  • Columns

    March 30, 2005

    Stupid Little Club

    What song do you play to end a 10-year gig?

  • Music

    December 22, 2004
  • Music

    December 24, 2003

    Old School

    Sweatin' to the local oldies with our favorite reissues

  • News

    December 10, 2003
  • News

    December 10, 2003

    The Drinking Life

    When your soul feels as cold as a frozen burrito in January

  • Music

    December 25, 2002

    Have Yourself a Strange Little Christmas

    Snow in Africa, thieving Santa, and porn under the tree

  • Music

    July 24, 2002

    Mad Professor

    The dean of local rock writers, Jim Walsh, goes back to school

  • Arts

    September 5, 2001

    This is Hardcore

    It made less history than '77 punk. It sold fewer records than Nirvana. But the suburban rebellion of Eighties America found its own potent way to say no.

  • News

    August 4, 1999
  • News

    July 23, 1997

    The Bar at the Edge of the World

    Four years ago Lee's Liquor Lounge was just another dying neighborhood bar. Then this guy Nate calls the owner, Louie, and the place turns into--well, no one is quite sure what. But there's nowhere else like it.

  • News

    June 5, 1996