To say that Minneapolis writer and musician (and City Pages vet) Jim Walsh has a special connection with the Replacements is a massive understatement. Walsh literally grew up with the band, sharing in their legendary hijinks and witnessing countless shows during their ten-year run as one of our most ... More >>
With 22 years for us all to think about it, there are options galore for the Replacements' headlining performance at Riot Fest in Toronto on Sunday. Their first show since 1991 could revisit any number of segments of the band's past -- perhaps even their "Hayday." The settling of time has elevated t ... More >>
Here's an essential bit of Twin Cities lore that'll live out its days as a conversation starter on your coffee table -- or, depending on your living situation, perhaps your milk crates or mini fridge. Ex-City Pages music editor Jim Walsh has assembled another book detailing the Replacements in all t ... More >>
Rock singer-songwriter (and ex-Replacement) Slim Dunlap has faced a slow recovery since suffering a stroke in February. According to the Current, he's making progress steadily, and is no longer in intensive care. Dunlap's many friends have decided to raise spirits and quite a racket in honor of t ... More >>
The Mad Ripple Hootenanny November 27, 2011 The Dowling Studio at the Guthrie, Minneapolis Five years ago, Jim Walsh began the Mad Ripple Hootenanny in the basement of Java Jack's in South Minneapolis. The Hoot was then a ring of singer-songwriters, folk and non-folk and local big shots and up-and ... More >>
The Mill City Live series, which presents bands in the stunning setting of the Mill City Ruin, is getting ready to kick off its first event of 2011 next Thursday, July 7. This season, Mill City invited guest curator Jim Walsh to help them book a lineup of "Minnesota Legends" that span five decade ... More >>
It's hard to believe that it's already been a year since Kings Wine Bar opened in the Kingfield neighborhood in Minneapolis, but time flies when you're busy serving up delicious handmade tater tots and hosting low-key listening parties and DJ nights that emphasize great local music. In honor of t ... More >>
CP writer pulls a George Plimpton
Can the C.P. sportswriter roll on the semi-pro gridiron?
Walsh says band is a "vital source of mystery" in this filtered world
In honor of the freeway closure this weekend, we present you 'Bike Ride on 35W.'
The Box is one of three promising new music venues in Minneapolis.
Rebel, rebel. It's time for another David Bowie tribute show!
An oral history of the Replacements captures the '80s music scene but can't get a handle on the band
Why Picked to Click may have already broken up Mouthful of Bees
The accordion-slinging sister act returns to the 331 for one more song and dance.
The world's funniest joke revealed, US schools look to Asia for math and science teaching systems, Billy Bragg vs. Rupert Murdoch over MySpace legalese, Darth Vader: Intergalactic sad sack, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
Searchlights dazzled overhead. Champagne flowed in the streets. And it all started at the dome.
Green Golden Retrievers, athiest summer camps, girl-on-girl kissing, Rod Stewart's cocaine critique, the Minnesota blog of the day and more...
The House cuts student loan subsidies, a Desperate Housewife is a pre-op transsexual, Nelson Mandela is a cartoon, the Minnesota blog of the day and more...
A grumpy Bush, a sting operation involving Elmo, a singing glaucoma webpage, the Minnesota blog of the day and more...
THIS IS A GREAT DANCE RECORD AND I'M SORRY BUT YOU CAN'T WRITE ABOUT A GREAT DANCE RECORD WITHOUT BOLD CAPS! AND EXCLAMATION MARKS! SAY IT LOUD: IT'S FUNNY AND SEXY AND ITS ROOTS ARE IN THE CONTORTIONS AND THE WALLETS AND THE NEW PSYCHONAUTS BUT THEY ARE OLD. THIS IS THE SOUND OF THE NEW NO WAVE! TH ... More >>
Heckling During the Malik Sealy Memorial Is a Good Start To: David Stern From: Paul Kaiser, Jim Walsh, Pat Widell Re: Is it easier to throw a man out of an arena or throw a ball through a hoop? Dear Mr. Stern We just got kicked out of the Timberwolves-Spurs game. We're not that surprised it happen ... More >>
The other shoe drops in case of reporters suspended for attending Springsteen concert This Thursday, April 7, there will be a formal arbitration hearing over the Pioneer-Press's suspension last fall of Charles Laszewski and Rick Linsk, the two reporters who made headlines and lost three days' pay i ... More >>
Jim Walsh sent along this link to Terri Schiavo's record collection. If bad taste is truly timeless, this link will never die.
I wanted to wipe the smirk off this rich kid's face
The pictures may be talking, but they're not speaking our language
Nothing says I (only pretend to) love you like the air kiss
The other night there was a party at my house
A disquisition on horripilation, cutis anserine, gooseflesh, and goose bumps
Learning how to run is about wicking fabrics, carbs--and transcendental bliss
Hear that sound?
When the going gets tough, the rich go shopping for their kids
Start reading. Now. Or. Whatever.
The dean of local rock writers, Jim Walsh, goes back to school
The 11th Annual City Pages New Music Poll
Astronaut Wife, decembers architects, and the Foxfire factor: The 2000 City Pages New Music Poll