May 4 2015

Seeing The ‘Mats Indoors vs Seeing The ‘Mats Outdoors | I Will Dare

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Second of all, HOLY SHIT did seeing the ‘Mats indoors rock the motherfucking Casbah, and I put the credit for this at the feet of the crowd. I forget what a difference the crowd can make at a show, especially because I’ve seen so many outdoor shows lately. via Seeing The ‘Mats Indoors vs Seeing

Sep 20 2014

Concert Review: The Replacements, West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, Queens, 9-19-14 | Caryn Rose’s jukeboxgraduate.com

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I had no idea what Paul was going to do when he suddenly lowered the microphone and got down on his knees (thus totally reinforcing the renegade elf classification from earlier) and it was one of those moments where you’re going, “Well, it SOUNDS like ‘All Shook Down’ but I’m pretty sure I am wrong

Sep 20 2014

The Replacements Play at Forest Hills Stadium – NYTimes.com

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Mr. Westerberg, 54, still has the slender build, flashy wardrobe and insouciant intensity of a rocker. Mr. Stinson, who has also been touring in Guns N’ Roses, was his comic relief, regaling the audience with a tale of falling on his face the morning of the concert. The band kicked up a solid ruckus, just

Sep 14 2014

Concert Review: The Replacements, Midway Stadium, St. Paul, Minnesota, 9-13-2014 

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I did not burst into tears when the band walked onstage because I was fighting for my spot, and still didn’t lose it until later. “Can’t Hardly Wait” and “Bastards” were sheer crystallized joy, bright lights and grinning ear to ear; I have never sang along to these songs so loudly or with more enjoyment.

Sep 14 2014

The Replacements (finally) bring it back home for crowd-pleasing Midway Stadium show

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In an uncharacteristically serious moment, Westerberg grew somber and said, “Our old buddy Slim [Dunlap]” is back in the hospital. So, that’s bad. I wish he was here.” He followed up the short tribute with a jumpy frolic through the Jackson 5 song “I Want You Back.” Before the audience could collect themselves, he brought

Sep 14 2014

Concert review: The Replacements are at home at Midway Stadium

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Somewhat surprisingly, the band didn’t have any guests beyond Tony Glover, who briefly sat in on harmonica. And they chose pretty standard covers, including Chuck Berry’s “Maybellene” and the Jackson Five’s “I Want You Back.” Elsewhere, the band offered up a true rarity in “If Only You Were Lonely,” an early b-side that had the

Jul 21 2014

“We’re the Cements, the world’s greatest Replacements tribute band,” he announced at the start of the 75-minute set, where they played to about half of the festival’s 25,000 attendees sandwiched between Jenny Lewis and Beck on the big stage I’m guessing there wasn’t a lot of inner-band camaraderie for them backstage. via Review: The Replacements

May 12 2014

The Replacements at Shaky Knees Festival, 5/10/14 | City Pages

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Prior to “Androgynous,” Westerberg asked Billie Joe “Would you like to play on this one? Or do you have to make a phone call?” after which they both sat down on Josh Freese’s drum riser to play the song. Later on, the ‘Mats frontman thanked Billie Joe for “adding some life to this thing” and

Apr 17 2014

50 Best Things We Saw at Coachella 2014 Pictures – Best Almost-Reunion: The Replacements | Rolling Stone

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With bassist Tommy Stinson on a brief sabbatical from Guns N’ Roses, Westerberg led the Replacements (half of them, anyway) through a thrilling set that was tight enough to do justice to some of the best rock songs ever written, but sloppy enough that you knew it was the Mats. via 50 Best Things We

Apr 12 2014

It seems to me that this reviewer seems to know quite a bit about Westerberg’s inner-thoughts. Seemingly. Except, of course, for the parts when Westerberg simply abandoned the song lyrics all together, as he did during much of “Androgynous.” When his lyrics first dropped out he seemed upset that the crowd wasn’t doing a better