The Replacements

Lead vocalist/guitarist has described his Beach Slang efforts as “fawning over the Replacements,” and that’s as evident on 'The Deadbeat Bang of Heartbreak City.' Read more

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Between the release of The Haskels' 1979 album, Farm Aid and Local Coverage, 2019 has been a busy year when it comes to music. Read more

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The box set contains a 12-by-12 hardcover book with dozens of rarely seen photos and a detailed history of the era written by Bob Mehr. Read more

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Green Day, Roy Orbison and the origins of the African-American entertainment industry are among recent books that examine the roots of American music. Read more



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Bully frontwoman Alicia Bognanno discusses the band’s Midwestern ties and values, and the satisfaction of screaming deeply personal lyrics. Read more

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If there hadn’t been a minor garage-rock revival happening in Chicago a few years ago, NE-HI would probably have helped to create one with the fun blast of its homonymous debut album, released in 2014. Its second album, Offers, buzzes with ... Read more

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The Replacements were the most beloved punk rock band to emerge from Minneapolis’ flourishing scene in the 1980s. Veteran rock critic Bob Mehr chronicles their story in lavish detail with Trouble Boys: The True Story of the Replacements. Read more



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Replacements bassist Tommy Stinson took an unorthodox approach to producing the latest record from Milwaukee’s Midnight Reruns. Read more

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Rising Nashville rockers Bully channeled Nirvana and The Replacements as they tore through a ripping set of punk Thursday night. Read more

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The Replacements delivered everything fans could have hoped for from a Replacements reunion show Saturday night. Read more

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A new month brings The Replacements, Crosby, Stills & Nash and Death Cab For Cutie to Milwaukee. Read more

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The transcendently hooky Milwaukee rock quartet Midnight Reruns will play the show they were born to play this Saturday when they open for one of their primary muses, The Replacements, at the Rave. And ahead of that show they've got some new music.. Read more

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This week on The Disclaimer, it's our annual spring concert preview. Matt Schoeffler fills in for host Ryan Schleicher to join Milwaukee Record's Matt Wild and I as we run down the shows we're most excited about—and, to be sure, there's a lot to l.. Read more

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One of the most influential underground rock bands of the '80s, The Replacements are now also a model for how a reunited band can carry on with dignity. Since singer/guitarist Paul Westerberg and bassist Tommy Stinson regrouped in 2012, they've ca.. Read more

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For its sixth year, Milwaukee’s annual Pablove benefit concert embraced cover bands with a twist. Read more

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By the time Jon Phillip sloshed off his plane at Mitchell International, he was blackout drunk. Read more

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The Replacements were a lot of things—the bedrock of the Minneapolis music scene; the quintessential underground rock band of the '80s; a case study for why underground bands are best left in the underground—but to plenty of fans they were simply .. Read more

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Holly Golightly is an artist stuck in a rut, and that’s just fine with her.The U.K. garage-rock songstress introduced herself to the world in the early ’90s as a member of the Thee Headcoatees, an all-girl garage quartet assembled by Billy ... Read more

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Throughout the summer, the Italian Community Center hosts free live music as part of its Monday through Thursday Courtyard Music Series. Mondays are dedicated to jazz, with tonight’s performance coming from singer Gail Valenti and the Joel Read more

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