Throughout 2013, the reunited Replacements and their friends have put out a series of limited-edition 7-inch records to raise funds for their pal Slim Dunlap. The Songs for Slim recordings came about after Dunlap -- former guitarist for the Replacements and star solo performer -- suffered a serious ... More >>
Hayes Carll With The Warren Hood Band Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis Saturday, March 30, 2013He's been called a troubadour, a Guy Clark or Townes Van Zandt for the younger generation. Austin-based country singer/songwriter Hayes Carll's sold-out appearance at the Cedar Saturday night proved he's ... More >>
During the summer concert season in Minnesota, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better place to see a show than outdoors amongst the natural surroundings of the Weesner Family Amphitheater at the Minnesota Zoo. The venue consistently provides an intimate concert experience with clean sight lines and ... More >>
With the highly anticipated auction for Songs For Slim now complete, the lucky (and generous) winning bidders for the first new release from the Replacements in 23 years are now left waiting to receive their precious 'Mats vinyl in the post, while the rest of us anxiously await the eventual digital ... More >>
Today is the day that longtime fans of the Replacements have been waiting anxiously for. At 10 a.m. Twin Cities time, 250 limited-edition copies of what the Songs For Slim website is calling "the first new Replacements release since 1990's All Shook Down," goes up for auction. The exclusive 10" viny ... More >>
As the excitement continues to build around the Replacements' new benefit EP, Songs For Slim, more information about the project continues to filter out. In addition to the full track-listing for the EP as well as the Chris Mars designed album art (featured above), details have also emerged about wh ... More >>
Paul Westerberg recently confirmed that he and Tommy Stinson reunited as the Replacements to record four covers for a benefit EP to help their pal Slim Dunlap. A longer interview with Rolling Stone has emerged today, and included in the details is some updated news about the condition of Dunlap, who ... More >>
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David HannersDavid Hanners sings for the doomed and the thoughtful"It's kind of a joke amongst my songwriter friends that I kill off a lot of characters in my songs," says David Hanners, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and folk singer. He produces his latest CD, "The Traveler's Burden," to ... More >>
"The only reason why we ask other people how their weekend was is so we can tell them about our own weekend."--Chuck Palahniuk
Photos by Steve CohenJustin Townes Earle February 14, 2011 First Avenue I'd like to couch this review as a half-assed intervention. If I may.
Given our proximity to an abundance of casino venues, the popularity of state and county fairs, big summer festivals in every neck of the woods (and on lakes and in fields), and the recent influx of urban and suburban Western-themed bars, it's no surprise we've seen plenty of great country ac ... More >>
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