Trouble Boys is Bob Mehr’s fastidiously reported account of one of the midwest’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll bands.
Day three of Riot Fest features AFI, Suicidal Tendencies, Pixies, and some band called the Replacements.
Recommended and notable shows, including Crystal Stilts, Benny Green Trio, Poirier, Lucinda Williams, Caitlin Rose, and more
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). […]