The Riviera Theatre, Chicago, IL | April 29, 2015

night 1 chicago replacements

This was the first of two (rapidly) sold-out shows in Chicago and the plaid suits were busted out for the occasion. No big surprises on the set list, though there was a very brief attempt at “Rattlesnake”, which was a first for the reunion shows. Paul’s set list from last night. They stuck to it…sorta. #thereplacements A photo posted by Johnny Chastain (@johnnywashere86) on Apr 30, 2015 at 11:38am PDT Set … Read more →

Happy Birthday, Hootennany!


“Hootenanny” is now 32 years old and The Diffuser celebrated with a piece called 32 Years Ago: The Replacements Release the Perfect Mess, ‘Hootenanny’ by James Stafford. Producer Paul Stark was quoted in Our Band Could Be Your Life as saying that the album “was a complete joke from their point of view — they did not care what they delivered.” I don’t buy that. Cuts like “Within Your Reach” … Read more →

Interview: Tommy Stinson

“Replacements reunion is about “having fun,” reconnecting” – The Oakland Press Tommy Stinson talks with The Oakland Press in advance of Sunday’s show in Detroit: “We’re going to go out there (to) have fun and play our … rock show and go from there,” Stinson says. “Anything at this point could happen. As long as we’re having fun doing it, I think we … do it for as long as … Read more →

The Sinclair, Cambridge, MA | April 27, 2015

The Replacements headlined the first night of Converse Rubber Tracks Live Boston, a free five-night event sponsored by Converse. Tickets were given away by Converse via a lottery last week and then the band itself gave away more tickets to their fans directly over the weekend. The opening act was a local band, The Young Leaves; Dinosaur Jr. was on next and then…the Mats. Photo by Tim Bugbee for DigBoston … Read more →