Feb 5 2014

The Minnesota Mystique: Will our most famous musicians be forever inscrutable? | Local Current Blog

By Jodi | Comments Off on The Minnesota Mystique: Will our most famous musicians be forever inscrutable? | Local Current Blog

Then there’s Paul Westerberg of the Replacements, who pursued an on-and-(increasingly)-off-again solo career after Minneapolis’s seminal indie band broke up, falling almost entirely out of public view in recent years—only to suddenly mount what seems to be turning into a comeback tour with festival appearances in Canada, Illinois, California, Utah, and Georgia. Among those three

Nov 27 2013

Yes, college students have heard of The Replacements (well, some of them have) | Local Current Blog | The Current

By Jodi | Comments Off on Yes, college students have heard of The Replacements (well, some of them have) | Local Current Blog | The Current

“Hey, have you ever heard of the Replacements?” That’s what I asked my fellow Macalester College students this week, yielding a variety of answers—some indifferent, some impassioned. via Yes, college students have heard of the Replacements (well, some of them have) | Local Current Blog | The Current from Minnesota Public Radio.

Oct 28 2013

Westerberg-Produced The Silks over at Rock Torch

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Have we talked about The Silks? Perhaps you remember some pics of Westerberg in the studio with them on Facebook? That seems vaguely familiar. He produced their album Last American Band. Anyway, The Silks wrote a bunch of essays over at Rock Torch about the bands that influenced them. You should read all the essays,

Dec 17 2012

So I’ve been trying for a week to write about the night I decided the time had finally come to sit down, drink a Captain Morgan and Diet Coke like it was 1995 and Kelly McKnight had just given me a buck to put in the jukebox with the stipulation that I play something by

Oct 15 2012

Who wouldn’t forgive this neighbor? (Via Twitter Pal @emoeby)

Jul 15 2012

Over at Rock Torch Kevin Bowe (you know the one with the new CD out) talks about the influence of The Replacements: “I was lucky enough to get in on their stuff right from the beginning and they caught me at just the right time; I was 19, it was 1980 and since corporate rock

Jun 27 2012

You should read the whole post about it at the Local Current’s blog. Here’s video the video: P.S. I still think Black Diamond is the worst song on Let it Be.

May 28 2012

As Erik mention in a comment earlier this month, Kevin Bowe has a new album out. Y’all remember Kevin Bowe from the Folker tour back in 05 (god that’s been a long long time now) right? RIGHT? Anyway, his new album is Natchez Trace you can get it on iTunes or Amazon, and it features

Jun 29 2011

Guess who’s #25… “Formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1979, The Replacements, led by singer-songwriter-guitarist Paul Westerberg, shot to underground-alternative superstardom thanks to a slew of critically acclaimed (if not commercially successful) albums and a notoriously unpredictable and rowdy live show, where the band’s very presence and inebriation level were anyone’s best-guess from night to night.

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