Will Dare

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2014

    The Replacements at Midway Stadium, 9/13/14

    The Replacements with The Hold Steady and Lucero Midway Stadium, St. Paul Satuday, September 13, 2014 Paul Westerberg comes into the store where I work sometimes. He gets his shopping done, dips out quietly, and then walks his dog back home. Some of the cashiers don't even recognize him, but the fi ... More >>

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    May 12, 2014

    The Replacements at Shaky Knees Festival, 5/10/14

    The Replacements Shaky Knees Festival, Atlanta Saturday, May 10, 2014 After a 25-minute downpour, causing a 10-minute delay to the start of their set, the Replacements took the stage in Atlanta to rapturous cheers -- despite their crowd not being quite as large as most of the weekends other main s ... More >>

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    September 23, 2013

    The Replacements at Riot Fest Denver, 9/21/13

    The ReplacementsRiot Fest, Denver, ColoradoSaturday, September 21, 2013Surely it wasn't lost on anyone when Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson came on stage wearing pink skirts and orange cowboy hats. The two were clearly nodding to the absence of Stinson's late brother Bob, who frequently perform ... More >>

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    September 17, 2013

    Here's 21 videos of the Replacements at Riot Fest Chicago

    Just as was the case in Toronto, the cell phone-wielding amateur videographers were out at Riot Fest to document the Replacements' second reunion show. During what proved to be a lovely evening in Humboldt Park following a day of rain, the 'Mats packed a few more songs into their setlist, and threw ... More >>

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    August 30, 2013

    Here's 16 Replacements reunion videos from Riot Fest Toronto

    Many amateur videographers put themselves into action last weekend at Riot Fest Toronto as the Replacements played their first gig in 22 years. As we wait for an official release of a live document of the show -- local filmmaker Rick Fuller was on the scene to record it all -- these 16 snippets can ... 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

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    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 >>

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    August 23, 2013

    Which songs must be on the Replacements reunion setlist?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2013

    On the Replacements' long shadow, and achin' to be out of it

    Makes No Sense At All captures the visions, ramblings, and memories of Chris Strouth, a Twin Cities-bred master of music, film, and everything else.The Catholic Church figured out something during the middle ages: If you build a church to look like a castle, the serfs will feel safe in its massive ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2012

    Paul Westerberg shares brand new track "My Road Now"

    There really hasn't been anything conventional about the music or the means of Paul Westerberg's recent creative output. Whether it's surprising the music world by making a collection of his lo-fi home recordings, 49:00, available digitally on Amazon for 49¢ in 2008, then cheekily releasing a compa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2012

    The Replacements' final show was 21 years ago -- hear it!

    See Also:Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson reunite for Slim Dunlap benefit track Against Me! and Joan Jett cover the Replacements' "Androgynous"While motorboats and firecrackers and sweet potatoes mixed with marshmallows sure can provide a wild ride for the Fourth of July, imagine being out in Chica ... More >>

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    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 >>

  • Music

    December 3, 2008

    The New Standards trio of pop legends keep it fresh

    John Munson of Semisonic and Chan Poling of the Suburbs talk new music

  • Music

    June 4, 2008

    R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills: Still crazy after all these years

    The legendary band's co-songwriter chats about their upcoming show

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    February 16, 2008
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    February 14, 2007
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    September 27, 2006

    9/27 Morning Communiqué

    Paddington Bear kills thousands of fish in New Hampshire, "The Boondocks" comic strip will end in November, a messy workspace could wi ... More >>

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    September 8, 2005
  • News

    June 8, 2005

    Minnesota's Fifty Greatest Hits

    The greatest Minnesota-made records of all time

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2004
  • News

    July 28, 2004

    I Hate 1984

    The music and movies were epochal. The politics were abysmal. A poison valentine to the year that won't go away.

  • Movies

    March 10, 2004

    Grrrl, Interrupted

    DIY filmmaker Sarah Jacobson was a straight shooter to the end

  • Music

    May 31, 2000

    The Last Unicorn

    Sean Na Na blows his own horn with dark, potent pop and not-so-ridiculous R&B

  • Sports

    December 2, 1998

    Steal this Ad

    The revolution won't be televised--but it will be advertised

  • Movies

    September 11, 1996