Primavera Sound, Porto, Portugal | June 5, 2015

replacements porto

As covered in this post, the reports from the show focused on Paul’s comment about this being the last time they were ever going to play together (or something to that effect). If this was the last show ever for this incarnation of the Mats, they went out with a darn good set list. (Any set list that includes “Nowhere Is My Home” gets a thumb’s up from me). Set … Read more →

London Show Poster

This poster for the London shows – designed by Greg Franklin –  didn’t end up getting made but you can at least enjoy the digital version. From the sounds of it, The Replacements played their final show tonight in Spain. Bummed to hear it, but glad I got the chance to see them in Seattle a couple months ago when they started essentially their final tour. I was asked to design a … Read more →

Paul’s Shirt

At the Porto show on 6/5, the front of the shirt read “BELA” and the back read “VIDA”. Google tells me that in Portuguese, “bela vida” means ‘beautiful life’, which leaves us with a few possibilities including: 1. Front message: I HAVE ALWAYS LOVED YOU Back message: NOW I MUST WHORE MY PAST And what was worn in Porto was a second message of “Beautiful life” or 2. Front message: … Read more →

Primavera Sound, Portugal – Replacements Over?

All news about the actual set played last night has been completely overshadowed by a story initially posted by Pitchfork and then picked up by many other outlets: Paul Westerberg Says The Replacements Just Played Their Final Show During the band’s performance at Primavera Porto today, The Replacements’ Paul Westerberg announced that this would be the last time that the band plays together. After saying that the band stayed at the … Read more →

Roundhouse, London | June 3, 2015

The June 3 show was stellar, as you can/see hear in these videos posted by Andy Leng. I continue to have challenges embedding Facebook video so here’s a link to a video of “Skyway” and “If Only You Were Lonely” posted by Alan McAlister. The set list included some changes from night 1. FUCK YES, THE REPLACEMENTS! Thank you, Dave The Bouncer. You are my hero. #thereplacements #roundhouse A photo … Read more →