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Paul Westerberg Spelling Out Message Via T-Shirts As Replacements Wrap Up Reunion

During the Replacements’ reunion tour over the past two months, Paul Westerberg has worn a white t-shirt every night with a letter spray painted onto the front and back, spelling out two different sentences with each side. Fans have pieced together the message that he’s been subtly sending out, which will be completed after their… More »

By: James Rettig / May 31, 2015 - 4:02 pm

The 5 Best Moments Of Primavera Sound 2015 Thursday

Just setting a festival in Barcelona means you don’t really have to try as hard. Who doesn’t feel like going to Spain for a festival overlooking the water? Bonnaroo is probably my favorite festival, and while Nashville is cool and the Farm is a special setting, it’s not exactly the allure of Tennessee that ha… More »

By: Ryan Leas / May 29, 2015 - 1:06 pm

Watch Miley Cyrus, Laura Jane Grace, & Joan Jett Cover The Replacements

Miley Cyrus recently went on record as someone who refuses to define her own sexuality: “I’m not hiding my sexuality. For me, I don’t want to label myself as anything… There are times in my life where I’ve had boyfriends or girlfriends.” Considering that she’s still one of the biggest pop stars in the world,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 8, 2015 - 10:25 am

Watch The Replacements Play New Song “Whole Foods Blues”; Studio Recordings, Box Sets, Book, Movie In The Works

The Replacements reunion keeps picking up steam. Not only is the band in the midst of their first U.S. tour since 1991, they’ve also got a bunch of new projects in the works. Co-manager Darren Hill tells Billboard that recording sessions in Waltham, Mass. and Minneapolis have yielded seven or eight “actual” songs (as opposed… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 24, 2015 - 12:54 pm

Converse’s Free Rubber Tracks Live Residency Brings The Replacements, Slayer, Chance The Rapper, Passion Pit To Boston This Month

There are lots of reasons to be suspicious of corporate-sponsored music events, but if a shoe company was bringing the Replacements and Dinosaur Jr. to your hometown for a free show, you’d still try to go, right? Later this month, Converse will spend a week at the Sinclair in Cambridge, Massachusetts for a Converse Rubber… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 16, 2015 - 9:30 am

Watch The Reunited Replacements Play “Seen Your Video” For The First Time In 24 Years

The Replacements reunited back in 2013, but they had largely stuck to the festival circuit. Last night, however, they kicked off their first full-fledged reunion tour at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre. And they started things off by playing the Let It Be track “Seen Your Video,” a song they haven’t played live since their breakup i… More »

By: James Rettig / April 10, 2015 - 6:58 pm

The Replacements Announce First U.S. Tour Since 1991

Following Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson’s reunion at Riot Fest in 2013, The Replacements have been slowly and steadily creeping back onto the radar with a smattering of festival dates, and they released the new, 24-minute improvisational track “Poke Me In My Cage” in December. But they haven’t done a full-fledged tour since 1991, and… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 9, 2015 - 4:46 pm

The Replacements – “Poke Me In My Cage”

The Replacements have been steadily playing together since Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson’s reunion last year at Riot Fest, and the band has said that a reunion album is “likely” since they’ve been enjoying the experience so much. Enter “Poke Me In My Cage,” a 24-minute improvisational piece that appeared on the band’s Soundcloud a… More »

By: James Rettig / December 22, 2014 - 7:56 pm

Hear Strand Of Oaks Cover The Replacements’ “Alex Chilton” In Philadelphia

Strand Of Oaks — who put out one of our favorite albums of the year — have done a lot of covers over the past few months, offering their takes on artists such as Ryan Adams, the National, and Asia. During their show at Union Transfer in Philadelphia on Wednesday night, they gave us another… More »

By: James Rettig / December 5, 2014 - 8:41 am

The Replacements Discuss “Likely” Reunion Album With Potential Songs Like “Dead Guitar Player”

The reunited Replacements have been playing more and more concerts lately and even made their grand return to late-night TV. So of course there’s been speculation about a new album too — something more substantial than the benefit EP they made two years ago for former guitarist Slim Dunlap, which didn’t even feature any Paul… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 23, 2014 - 3:08 pm

Watch The Reunited Replacements Finally Play “Unsatisfied” At Hometown Show, First Headline Set In 23 Years

Coming down off of their first NBC appearance in three decades, the Replacements played their first headlining show in their home state of Minnesota in 23 years on Saturday night. Since their reunion in 2012, the band has mostly kept to playing festival slots. The band played 31 songs over 100 minutes and wrapped u… More »

By: James Rettig / September 15, 2014 - 9:33 am

Watch The Replacements Play “Alex Chilton” On The Tonight Show

Just like they teased, the Replacements played live on NBC last night as the musical guests on Jimmy Fallon. It’s the first time they appeared on the network since they were banned following their infamous drunken Saturday Night Live performance in 1986. It was also their first TV appearance together in 25 years. They did… More »

By: James Rettig / September 10, 2014 - 8:55 am

Photos: Boston Calling

This past weekend brought the second Boston Calling Festival of 2014. This edition featured the Replacements, the National, and Lorde as the major headliners, along with Neutral Milk Hotel, Childish Gambino, Nas, Spoon, the War On Drugs, and a lot more. Above you can find a gallery of performance shots and portraits by photographer Lui… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 9, 2014 - 1:30 pm

The Replacements To Play 30 Rock For The First Time Since SNL Ban

The Replacements were banned from Saturday Night Live in 1986 after a drunken performance in which they forgot entire verses, mumbled lyrics, and cursed at the audience. In the band’s oral history All Over But The Shouting, Bob Stinson recalled that night: “Lorne Michaels put food and flower baskets in our [hotel] rooms, free bar… More »

By: James Rettig / September 5, 2014 - 8:26 pm

Osheaga 2014: Lorde, The Replacements, HAIM, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, & More

More than most North American cities, Montreal gets it right when it comes to hosting music festivals. Fortunate enough to have a setting like Parc Jean-Drapeau, located in the heart of the city, a five-minute subway ride from downtown, the Canadian city is able to pull off a music-and-arts festival like Osheaga with relative ease. More »

By: Adrien Begrand / August 4, 2014 - 1:30 pm

Watch Tommy Stinson, Bob Mould, & Craig Finn Give A Rock Tour Of The Twin Cities

Noisey’s Made In America series travels to different cities around the country to discuss the local music scene with native musicians. The newest installment, “Made In Minnesota,” features chats about the past and present of Twin Cities music with tour guides/Minnesota rock heroes Bob Mould, Tommy Stinson, Craig Finn, and Lori Barbero (whose band, Babe… More »

By: Peter Helman / July 9, 2014 - 2:17 pm

The Replacements Announce NYC Show With The Hold Steady

The Replacements have begun playing shows again so gradually that we wouldn’t blame you if you forgot. They’ve hit half a dozen festivals so far, and in our experience their set has been really enjoyable. Now the band has announced a show 9/19 at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens with support from the Hold Steady,… More »

By: Miles Bowe / June 16, 2014 - 6:07 pm

The Replacements Played Another Festival Set With Billie Joe Armstrong

Last month, during the second Coachella weekend, Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong joined the reunited Replacements onstage. This past weekend, at Atlanta’s Shaky Knees festival, it happened again. So: Is this going to be a regular thing now? Is Armstrong our new Bob Stinson? Because, if so, that’s pretty weird. Watch video of Armstrong… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 12, 2014 - 10:55 am

Bumbershoot Lineup 2014

The Bumbershoot Festival goes down in venues around Seattle every year on Labor Day weekend, and the lineup for this year’s festivities on 8/30-9/1 just came out. As usual, it’s a unique assembly of talent, not just a retread of your basic festival mainstay. A sampling of notable acts: Wu-Tang Clan (featuring… who knows?), the… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 9, 2014 - 9:46 am

Replacements Heading Home For First Headlining Show In 23 Years

I don’t know if you’ve ever talked to a middle-aged Midwestern indie rocker about the Replacements, but it’s like walking into a Pentecostal church and asking people there how they feel about Jesus. The Replacements — or two of them, anyway — reunited for last year’s Riot Fests, and they’ve played a handful of festival… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 24, 2014 - 8:46 am
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