Oct 30 2013

Rockin Here Tonight: 2-CD Slim Dunlap benefit comp coming Novel 12

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Coming up on November 12: a double CD Songs For Slim compilation, collecting all of the Slim songs from the monthly releases + 10 supercool bonus tracks, all in a specially priced package complete with original Chris Mars artwork and a 16 page booklet. Stay tuned for more info in the coming weeks. via Songs

Jun 19 2013

First Avenue 20th anniversary profile on MTV’s 120 Minutes from 1990 emerges – Minneapolis – Music – Gimme Noise

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“Like CBGB’s in New York, the First Avenue club in Minneapolis has served as one of America’s most important clubs,” Kendall says. With interviews with Kevin Cole, Steve McClellan, Bob Mould, and Paul Westerberg, this is an engaging snapshot of a hot time in our city’s history. Remember Glam Slam? via First Avenue 20th anniversary

Mar 3 2013

I don’t usually do this. It’s not my thing to promote every band who emails me, but Kevin from 40 Stiches Later sent me an email that made me laugh right out loud. Like with my mouth and noise erupting from it, and not in the LOL! way people type). Replacements Tribute Show (Proceeds from

Nov 14 2012

Local faves, and giant ‘Mats fans High on Stress tweeted this today: Hi Replacements fans,We will donate profits from cds sold this month thru paypal to our pal,Slim Dunlap.PM us for info. CDs $10. — highonstress (@highonstress) November 14, 2012 My friend Wolfdogg says High on Stress is the best thing going. So, you know,

Oct 9 2012

Dan Murphy announces he’s leaving Soul Asylum on the band’s website. Starting: “After 31 years of relentless and fulfilling cycles of touring, recording, writing and living in Soul Asylum a band founded by Karl H. Mueller, David Pirner and myself in the late summer of 1982, I have decided that I will no longer be

Sep 28 2012

Download Kevin Bowe’s ‘Everybody Lies’ featuring Paul Westerberg

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Rolling Stone has an interview with Kevin Bowe & is giving away the mp3 for his song Everybody Lies which features Paul Westerberg. Fridays appear to be Westerberg days.

Aug 16 2011

What’s the weirdest thing you two(TS an PW) ever did together? “One night we were in L.A., staying at the Hyatt on Sunset Boulevard. As a dare, we told this cab driver we’d give him a hundred bucks to drive us backwards all the way to Small’s, which was a bar on Gower and Melrose.

May 13 2011

Stinson’s “rootsy” new album includes a Westerberg part-kind of…..

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In an interview before his show next Friday at First Avenue — his first local gig with his own band in about five years — Tommy Stinson let it slide that Paul Westerberg had a hand in the making of his new solo album. Unfortunately, it sounds like that hand mostly got severed……. …more at

Mar 31 2011

PW’s Manager to open shop in Rhode Island

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Darren Hill will be opening his shop “Pop” on April 1st. About Pop “I’ve been a collector of pop culture for all of my life. My travels in the music business for the last 30 plus years have allowed me the opportunity to scour antique stores, flea markets, and junk shops all over the world

Nov 17 2010

So yeah, First Avenue and a bunch of illustrious musical types are celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Tim (the second best ‘Mats album ever) on Friday, November 26th — the day after Thanksgiving y’all. Here’s a little preview of what you can expect to see if you go: If you’d like to go we’ve got