Bumbershoot, Seattle | August 31, 2014

paul westerberg bumbershoot

The Mats played Bumbershoot with Paul rocking a Batman shirt like a boss. Seattle Music Insider said it all: The years have been kind to both Westerberg and Stinson. Both looked incredibly healthy and fit and brought the attitude and fun that Replacements fans have come to expect and enjoy. Westerberg rocked a black and yellow Batman shirt, grey vest and black jeans while Stinson was looking his typical badass … Read more →

Osheaga Festival, Montreal | August 3, 2014

Another festival show and another appearance by Billie Joe Armstrong. Would have been interesting had Lorde done her cover of “Swingin’ Party” when she came on after the Mats but alas, it did not happen. (Check out her cover if you haven’t heard it.  When I first heard it, I didn’t like it but it has grown on me and  I appreciate the exposure of PW to the young folks). Osheaga 2014: … Read more →

Forecastle Festival, Louisville | July 20, 2014

The Mats returned to the stage for the first time since they played Shaky Knees in May, with Billie Joe Armstrong joining them again. Billie Joe Armstrong joins The Replacements for a sloppy, rambunctious performance in Kentucky – Philip Obenschain, AltPress Review: The Replacements add more blunder, thunder at Forecastle Fest – Chris Riemenschneider, Star-Tribune For the fourth time in the seven Replacements shows since last August, Green Day frontman … Read more →

Shaky Knees Festival, Atlanta | May 10, 2014

By all accounts, The Mats killed it at Shaky Knees, playing to a rabidly enthusiastic crowd. Billie Joe Armstrong joined the band for most of the set, just for fun this time, Paul was up and on his feet for the show. American Songwriter reviewed the show and said: “All those rave reviews of Replacements shows on the internet are more than just praise from diehard fans, the Mats are … Read more →

Coachella | April 18, 2014

Bille Joe Armstrong & The Mats

Weekend 2 of Coachella was something different, that’s for sure. The band was joined by Billie Joe Armstrong, playing in at times for Paul, who spent part of the show either stretched out or sitting on a couch on stage. Paul walked out with a cane and was dealing with back problems, which have cropped up and affected other shows as far back (no pun) as 193. Billie Joe also appeared to … Read more →