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10 Best Things We Saw at Austin City Limits Fest 2014

October 6, 2014

Austin City Limits Festival — a Texas institution almost on par with South by Southwest — kicked off its second year as a two-week music bonanza with three days of almost cloudless skies at picturesque Zilker Park. Onstage, veteran rockers...

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The Replacements: The Greatest Band That Never Was

September 22, 2014

There are days when time can get a little abstract for Paul Westerberg, and his schedule gets squishy. The 54-year-old alternative-rock icon might wake up in his home in suburban Edina, Minnesota, rake wet leaves, then take some Percocet and lay on the...

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Watch the Replacements Cover the Jackson 5

September 21, 2014

Over the course of their recent reunion tour, the Replacements have been working up a cover of the Jackson 5's 1969 hit "I Want You Back." As the band played their first New York show in 23 years on Friday night, they showed the progress they've...

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Left of the Dial: The Best of Eighties College Rock

May 27, 2014

They came from places like Athens, Georgia, and Manchester, England: Bookish (and often brooding) alt-rock savants whose snarling attitude and sharp wits soon found a home among cool-kid radio stations across the land.

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Billie Joe Armstrong Joins Replacements

April 19, 2014

Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong provided musical reinforcement for the Replacements during the band's second Coachella weekend set on Friday night. As Billboard reports, frontman Paul Westerberg was plagued by back trouble and spent much of the set laying...

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Forecastle Festival to Feature Outkast, Jack White, Beck

March 4, 2014

A diverse lineup for Forecastle Festival will make waves on the Louisville, Kentucky waterfront for the event's 12th installment this year. Outkast, Jack White and Beck will all headline the event, which will again take place at the city's Waterfront...

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The Replacements Bring Back the Romance

September 21, 2014

First a romanticized view of the Replacements show Friday night at Queens' Forest Hills Stadium, which is an appropriate starting point for a band that throughout its 30-plus-year history has been romanticized for all the right reasons (visionary...

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Magnificent Bastards: The Best of the Replacements

April 24, 2014

Hailing from the frigid landscape of the Midwest, the Replacements were sloppy, bratty, and unabashedly unapologetic — which only made their fans love them even more. Here's an assortment of punk-rock pleas and sloshed serenades from Minneapolis''hardest-drinking,...

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The Best St. Patrick's Day Song of All Time

March 17, 2014

The Irish have put up with a lot of bullshit over the years. There's England. The Troubles. The kittening of the Celtic Tiger. Enya. It's not been an easy history. And black people, those living in mostly white countries anyway, they've put up with a...

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Vote for the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

October 16, 2013

The nominees for the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are in, and for the second consecutive year, the public gets to vote alongside the artists, historians and music industry insiders of the Rock Hall voting body. From now until December 10th, fans can...

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Replacements Return to Chicago for Riot Fest

September 16, 2013

The last time the Replacements played Chicago, they followed up with a 22-year hiatus. Yesterday, Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson were back to close out the Chicago incarnation of Riot Fest – their first U.S. gig since that show on July 4th, 1991. With...

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Replacements Play First Show in 22 Years

August 26, 2013

"Sorry we took so long," Paul Westerberg quipped during the Replacements' headline set yesterday at Riot Fest in Toronto, where the band played live for the first time in 22 years. "We've been having a wardrobe debate – it was unresolved." Nearly...

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Summer's Must-See Documentaries

June 25, 2013

Sometimes the free-flowing beer and searing summer sun need to be counteracted with a little brain food and air-conditioning. Fortunately, a smattering of strong documentary films marks this year's solstice, with topics ranging from fracking to public...

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The Replacements Reunite for Festival Shows

June 13, 2013

The Replacements will reunite this summer after a decades-long absence from the stage to headline Riot Fest 2013 in Toronto, Chicago and Denver.  Although the influential Minneapolis punk rockers haven't performed together in concert since 1991,...

Album Review

Songs for Slim

March 15, 2013

Welcome back, boys. The Replacements, Minnesota's beloved punk-rock hellions, have reunited with a five-song benefit EP for guitarist Slim Dunlap, recently paralyzed by a stroke. It's the group's first new recording in 23 years; not only are the Replacements...

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees: Nirvana, Hall and Oates and More

October 16, 2013

The nominations for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Class of 2014 are in, and the list includes Nirvana, Kiss, the Replacements and Hall and Oates. The rest of this year's hopefuls are the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Chic, Deep Purple, Peter Gabriel,...

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Listen to the Replacements' First Show in 22 Years

August 27, 2013

The Replacements made a big return this weekend at Toronto's Riot Fest, where they performed 23 songs in their first show in 22 years. The punk band's spirited comeback set has now surfaced online through the Replacements Live Archive Project, with the...

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Replacements Round Out Lineup With Westerberg Collaborators

August 17, 2013

The Replacements will perform with a pair of Paul Westerberg's former solo collaborators when the band plays in public for the first time in 22 years next weekend in Toronto. Drummer Josh Freese and guitarist Dave Minehan will join Westerberg and bassist...

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Tommy Stinson: Replacements Reunion Is 'Aligning of the Planets'

June 14, 2013

On July 4th, 1991, the Replacements capped off their set at Chicago's Grant Park with a winking, typically iconoclastic stunt: The members exited the stage one by one, leaving their roadies to pick up their instruments and finish the gig. "I remember...

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Maxwell's to Close at the End of July

June 4, 2013

Maxwell's, the beloved rock club, restaurant and longtime anchor of the rock scene in Hoboken, New Jersey, will close when its lease is up at the end of July. Co-owner Todd Abramson told The Star-Ledger of Newark that changes over the years in Hoboken...

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