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Dave Pirner

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2014

    The Cabooze is 40: Memories and Highlights

    Open since 1974, the Cabooze has made its name through booking a variety of R&B, reggae, and rock acts, all the while supporting local bands who have gone on to play larger stages and to national audiences. Serving niches of R&B/blues in the '70s and jam rock today, the venue has a history o ... More >>

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    April 16, 2014
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    April 14, 2014

    The best Twin Cities concerts of the week: 4/14-4/20

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar!

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2013

    A Tribute to Sue McLean at First Avenue, 11/23/13

    A Tribute to Sue McLeanWith Eric Hutchinson, BoDeans, Soul Asylum, Haley Bonar, X-Boys, Rogue Valley, and othersFirst Avenue, MinneapolisSaturday, November 23, 2013Saturday's tribute to Sue McLean was rarely precious. Instead, it was raw and fearless as the woman herself. The independent concert pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2013

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week we get things going with a cell-phone sourced new video from Sleep Study for the group's catchy current single. We've also got brand new clips from Literati, Patch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2013

    Soul Asylum announce EP series featuring their favorite covers

    Following one of the busiest years they've had in a while, Soul Asylum is starting to make some noise in 2013. Last year marked the entry of Delayed Reaction, their first new studio album in six years, but it also signaled the departure of founding guitarist Dan Murphy. Now, with frontman Dave Pirne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    11 best ways CC Club regulars admitted to nights they couldn't remember

    For every tale that regulars past and present recollected for this week's cover story about the CC Club, there were a handful more that they couldn't remember.Some of these were simply lost to the intervening years: The story begins in the early 1970s, and many of the regulars included in it have be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2013

    We want your best CC Club stories

    In this week's cover story, we comb through the history of storied Minneapolis landmark the CC Club. The bar has for decades been a hub of converging scenes in the Twin Cities, and has counted such regulars as Tommy Stinson of the Replacements, Soul Asylum's Dave Pirner, actor Tom Arnold, and many, ... 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

    May 1, 2013

    An oral history of the CC Club jukebox

    When David Prass bought the CC Tap in 1974, it was a 3.2 beer joint that had live music and a stage. Prass re-named the bar the CC Club, and transferred the liquor license over from his father's old bar. Along with the booze came new restrictions on the kind of entertainment the CC could offer, incl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2013

    The Current's 8th Birthday Party, Night Two, 1/19/13

    The Current's 8th Birthday Party, Night TwoFeaturing Cloud Cult, Soul Asylum's Dave Pirner, Now, Now, the Chalice (with YN Rich Kids aka the Kids)First Avenue, MinneapolisSaturday, January 19, 2013 Sometime during most people's mid-twenties, birthdays start to look a bit self-indulgent. There's no i ... More >>

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    January 16, 2013
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    January 2, 2013

    89.3 the Current's 8th birthday party 2013 lineup

    Now that the year is new, it's time again for 89.3 the Current to herald its lengthening life with a weekend of shows at First Avenue. The tastemaking radio station has revealed the lineup for the two-day bash being held January 18-19. The wunderkind John Mark Nelson, who finished tied for third in ... More >>

  • Music

    December 26, 2012
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    December 26, 2012
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    October 24, 2012
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    October 9, 2012

    Soul Asylum guitarist Dan Murphy leaves the band

    Founding Soul Asylum guitarist Dan Murphy has announced his exit from Soul Asylum after three decades with the band. Earlier this week, he issued a statement on the group's website to make his departure official. "I have decided that I will no longer be touring or recording with the band, effective ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    Ritz Theater hosting Put a Rock On It benefit tonight

    As with any given weekend in the Twin Cities, there are a ton of great shows happening over the next few days. But one of the gigs with the best cause behind it is happening tonight at the Ritz Theater, as the Put A Rock On It: A Concert for the Freedom to Marry benefit is set to start at 7 p.m. A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2012

    MN Musicians Vote No! benefit at Triple Rock: Dave Pirner, Dillinger Four, & more

    With Election Day just over a month away, many us are probably growing tired of the endless stream of campaign commercials and relentless sloganeering ringing out from most media outlets. But one of the definite advantages of any election year are the special Benefit Concerts which bring together ta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2012

    Soul Asylum at First Avenue, 7/20/12

    See Also:Slideshow: Soul Asylum at First Avenue 7/20/12Soul Asylum's Dave Pirner on Delayed Reaction and all that jazzSoul AsylumFirst Avenue, MinneapolisJuly 20, 2012With the tragedy in Aurora still weighing heavy on the hearts and minds of those assembled at First Avenue Friday night, you could h ... More >>

  • Music

    July 18, 2012

    Soul Asylum's Dave Pirner on Delayed Reaction and all that jazz

    Release shows at 7th St. Entry and First Avenue

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2012

    Soul Asylum's Dave Pirner on jazz, Slim Dunlap, and Bill O'Reilly

    See Also:*Cover Story: Soul Asylum's Dave Pirner on Delayed Reaction and all that jazz*Soul Asylum: Promo Photos and Outtakes*Soul Asylum's Dan Murphy thinks the band is making the best music it's ever made--and wonders if it's worth it anymoreDave Pirner has happily been a New Orleans resident for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2012

    Weekend Checklist: Rock the Garden, Jimmy Cliff, Aerosmith, The Weeknd

    Rock the Garden may be sold out, but there's still plenty of music that can be heard outdoors this weekend with the Stone Arch Bridge Festival returning after not possibly happening. Jimmy Cliff will be rocking the MN Zoo while up-and-coming Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers bring their Americana flavo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    Five Minnesota albums deserving of a 33 1/3 book

    ​The 33 1/3 pitches are open again! For music obsessives, this long-running series of short books devoted to iconic albums has been a great resource for amusement and exhaustive reporting. Two personal favorites from the series are Carl Wilson's tome about Celine Dion's Let's Talk About Love and C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2011

    Black Box Revelation with Machine 22 at the Entry, 11/14/11

    Photos by Mike MinehartMachine 22​Black Box Revelation with Machine 22, Porcupine and DetourNovember 14, 20117th St. Entry, MinneapolisI arrived during of Porcupines from LaCrosse, Wisconsin, one of my favorite bands I've recently discovered. One of my favorite songs, "Rooftops" from their 7" spli ... More >>

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    September 7, 2011
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    July 6, 2011

    Soul Asylum finishing up first new album since 2006, tentatively titled 'Rough Air'

    Photo by Steve CohenDave Pirner singing at Tommy Stinson's solo show at First Avenue this past May​Though Soul Asylum have continued to gig sporadically in the Twin Cities (and Dave Pirner has taken up a part-time job smashing guitars at his bass player's solo gigs), it's been five years since the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2011

    Tommy Stinson at First Avenue, 5/20/11

    Photos by Steve Cohen​Tommy StinsonMay 20, 2011First Avenue, MinneapolisThese are strange times we're living in, so the modest turnout at Friday night's Tommy Stinson show shouldn't have come as a surprise. But scanning the Mainroom this weekend, it was hard not to think back to last fall's Replac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2011

    Titus Andronicus and Craig Finn cover the Replacements' "Kids Don't Follow"

    ​Last night, the biggest indie scenesplosion ever rattled the Bowery Ballroom in Manhatten as contemporary bands like tUnE-yArDs, St. Vincent, Ted Leo gathered to pay homage to Michael Azerrad's 2001 book Our Band Could Be Your Life on its 10-year anniversary. Among the highlights posted on Pitchf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    Grant Hart Benefit Show lineup announced

    ​A few weeks ago Grant Hart announced via Twitter a benefit show to help him through the extremely rough patch of a house fire, where he lost some pretty precious stuff -- his equipment, most notably. Initially attached was a Dave Pirner solo set, and a show from The Magnolias. Now we have the ful ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    Grant Hart benefit planned at First Avenue with Dave Pirner, the Magnolias

    ​Grant Hart suffered a hard blow last month when he lost many of his belongings in a house fire, including his favorite guitar. Today via his Twitter account, Hart announced a benefit show at First Avenue next month which will help him to recoup some of his losses. The main act on the March 12 bil ... 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 >>

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    December 8, 2010
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    July 2, 2009

    July 2, 2009: Soul Asylum & Gospel Gossip

    Matt and Kim announce Triple Rock gig, MPR interviews Dave Pirner & photos of P.O.S. in the UK.

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2007

    Over The Weekend: 12/24

    Despite a relatively thin slate of events this week due to the rapidly oncoming holidays, there was still plenty to find around town to entertain yourself -- including Soul Asylum's ... More >>

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    August 8, 2007
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    July 5, 2006
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    October 25, 2005

    Soul Asylum's return to the stage

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    Dave Pirner has been through the sort of year that forces a guy to either quit or count his blessings. June saw the death of his friend ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2005

    Spotted: The synergy of local rock aristocracy

    Wednesday, 1:32 p.m., IDS Crystal Court. Dave Pirner, presumably a no-longer-part-time New Orleans resident and local hipster ...

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2005

    Katrina benefit concert news

    Today's Star-Tribune quotes part-time New Orleans resident Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum as saying, "There probably isn't a better act to capture what people are feeling and hit a positive note about it than ReBirth." The good news is that these New Orleans second-line kings (interviewed in today's Cit ... More >>

  • Columns

    May 26, 2004

    Ooh La La

    Local rocker starts the fight of his life--with a party

  • Music

    July 24, 2002
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    October 11, 2000

    All That Glitters

    Black Gold, a jumbled mess of a greatest-hits collection, reveals the contradictions at the core of Soul Asylum

  • Music

    October 4, 2000

    Everyday Person

    Victoria Williams continues to celebrate the small facets of life on a grand scale

  • News

    December 29, 1999

    A Power of Ten

    Slug's love bug, Kat Bjelland's exorcism, Dave Pirner's throbbing shins: Ten years of local music served on ten great platters.

  • News

    August 4, 1999
  • Arts

    March 10, 1999

    The Mason Jennings Line

    Between folk and punk, enigma and sensation, is 23-year-old singer-songwriter Mason Jennings

  • Music

    February 3, 1999

    Society of the Spectacle

    Rocking The Body at the Target Center; teenage kicks at the Ave.

  • Music

    May 6, 1998

    Soul Asylum's Candy from a Stranger

    Columbia recording artists Soul Asylum have a new record.

  • Music

    June 11, 1997

    ODDS & ENDS

    Ridin' Out the Karma: Walt Mink's Candice Belanoff and John Kimbrough

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