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 >>
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
Searchlights dazzled overhead. Champagne flowed in the streets. And it all started at the dome.
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