Bits + Pieces: L.A.

• Live Review: The Replacements at the Hollywood Palladium (4/16) – Philip Cosores, Consequence of Sound (Show photos) “Valentine” saw the band gel into a loose and beaming unit, creating a state of euphoria in the audience. Even Stinson noticed, chiming in that they had “finally gotten that one right after a year of practice.” And while Westerberg still needed a few smokes to get through the set, he didn’t … Read more →

Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA | April 16, 2015

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The second Palladium show was a stand-out, from all accounts. After playing a somewhat shorter than usual set the previous night, the band played 27 songs, with 3 (!) encores. Set List I’m in Trouble | Kissin’ in Action | Little Mascara | Color Me Impressed | Love You Till Friday | Maybellene | Treatment Bound | Take Me Down to the Hospital | Waitress in the Sky | Valentine … Read more →

Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA | April 15, 2015

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Night 1 at The Palladium included a somewhat shorter set than the previous shows, clocking in at about 70 minutes according to Variety. Despite that, the show earned a 5 star review from them: The Replacements Give the People What They Want at Hollywood Reunion Show: Concert Review No danger of canned stage patter here. “Let’s try that sissy one,” said Westerberg, putting the most irreverent possible spin on “Androgynous,” their touching … Read more →

The Replacements @ Converse Rubber Tracks Live Boston 4/27

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Holy. crap. Converse bringing free 5-night music festival to Boston Converse Rubber Tracks Live Boston, a free five-night event (is) set to take over the Sinclair, a club in Harvard Square. From April 27 through May 1 may perhaps be the only time fans will be able to see major acts such as alt-rock pioneers the Replacements, Boston-bred electro-pop sensations Passion Pit, thrash-metal titans Slayer, rap star Chance the Rapper, … Read more →

The Masonic, San Francisco, CA | April 13, 2015

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Live Review: The Replacements Still Beautifully Ramshackle at the Masonic – Emma Silvers, KQED This might be the best thing I’ve read since the reunion shows started. I wasn’t at the show last night but everything the reviewer captured in this beautifully-written piece describes the feeling of the Forest Hills show too. This is the only review I’ve read of any reunion show that truly captures the experience. Needless to … Read more →