The cruelty, ignorance, and incompetence of the federal pandemic response have cost the life of beloved singer-songwriter John Prine, who stood against all those things.
Trouble Boys is Bob Mehr’s fastidiously reported account of one of the midwest’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll bands.
Twin Cities’ finest are talking about a reunion record, but the classics are just fine.
Day three of Riot Fest features AFI, Suicidal Tendencies, Pixies, and some band called the Replacements.
The king of boozy heartbreak is back
Westerberg on Chilton
Big Star front man dead at 59 of apparent heart attack
Paul Westerberg Come Feel Me Tremble (Vagrant) Come Feel Me Tremble DVD (Redline Entertainment) Grandpaboy Dead Man Shake (Fat Possum) Don’t look back, Paul Westerberg thought to himself the first time he crossed paths with Bob Dylan. It was early 1990, and the Replacements were wrapping up a long, boozy session at Hollywood’s Ocean Way […]
Johnny Marr discovered Morrissey—sometime after, one assumes, Morrissey invented himself—in 1982. Within a couple of years, Morrissey’s strangled romanticism and Marr’s extremely pragmatic guitar playing made the Smiths one of England’s most celebrated bands. Besides the press’s absolute infatuation with the enigmatic Morrissey—heightened by his refusal to cop to being either gay or straight, claiming, […]
The Replacements’ finest moment came on TV—Saturday Night Live in 1986. They were appearing to promote their fourth album, Tim, which was their first for a major label (their previous albums—Hootenanny; Stink; Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash; and Let It Be—were released on an indie label, Twin/Tone, out of their hometown, Minneapolis). […]