Bits + Pieces: Dad Rock on The Replacements; You Am I; Win Stuff!

You Am I

• This week’s episode of USA Today’s Dad Rock (ugh, that term) podcast focused on The Replacements: In 1989, Musician magazine (then a fairly important tastemaker) declared the Replacements “the last, best band of the 80s.” (Color them impressed.) That cover piece reportedly prompted Jon Bon Jovi to write the publication in protest: “How can the Replacements be the best band of the 80s when I’ve never even heard of … Read more →

Festival Pier, Philadelphia, PA | May 9, 2015

Philadelphia set list

A beautiful setting for the final* show of the Back By Unpopular Demand Tour, on the river by the Ben Franklin Bridge, do click on the photo above to see the full-size image. (*final regularly-scheduled show; the Pittsburgh and Columbus shows are still awaiting make-up dates). Set List Takin a Ride | Favorite Thing | I Don’t Know/Buck Hill/I Don’t Know | Tommy Gets His Tonsils Out/Third Stone From the Sun … Read more →

Echostage, Washington, DC | May 8, 2015

dc set list

Thank you to Erica Bruce/Between Love and Like for sharing these wonderful photos from D.C. (see all her D.C. photos on Flickr). Paul and the band came back after 4 days off with a fantastic show – what a set list! Set List Takin a Ride | Favorite Thing | Take Me Down to the Hospital | Kissin’ in Action | I’m in Trouble | Little Mascara | Waitress in … Read more →

Miley Cyrus, Laura Jane Grace, & Joan Jett Cover ‘Androgynous’

This is awesome, if you ask me. Miley Cyrus likely isn’t your cup of tea (or mine) musically, but the video has about 1.5 million views and it generated a ton of press. If this is someone’s gateway to discovering the Replacements, that’s a good thing. From The Advocate: Superstar Miley Cyrus has teamed up with transgender artist Laura Jane Grace and rock legend Joan Jett for a moving performance … Read more →

Paul’s Shirt: Lucky #13

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Episode 13 of Paul’s message was posted on the Paul’s Shirt Facebook page last night (front) and this morning (back). The front picture is Paul with an adjacent defibrillator machine. Front message: I HAVE ALWAYS LO Back message: NOW I MUST WHORE No word yet on new dates for the Pittsburgh and Columbus shows but per Josh Freese’s Instagram, the bus has made its way to D.C. (with a stop … Read more →