“Trouble Boys”: West Coast Events

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West Coast people: “Trouble Boys” author Bob Mehr has several upcoming West Coast events, including a big one in Seattle on July 20. July 16 – Phoenix @ 5PM | Changing Hands Bookstore Discussion and Q&A,  moderated by Ed Masley of the Arizona Republic. [event info] July 20 – Seattle @ 6PM | KEXP Celebrate the release of “Trouble Boys” with author Bob Mehr and former Replacements manager Peter Jesperson. Former First Avenue DJ and … Read more →

The New Yorker review: “Trouble Boys”

There’s an excellent piece by David Cantwell in The New Yorker entitled “Why Rock Criticism Was Essential to the Replacements”. It’s a review of the book that focuses on (as the title says) the importance and influence of rock criticism on the band, or more specifically on Paul. “I was weaned on critics. I read every issue of Creem, Rolling Stone, Crawdaddy!,” Westerberg tells Mehr, adding, later, “I started to … Read more →

“Trouble Boys”: Upcoming Events

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Here’s the full list of Bob Mehr’s upcoming rock and reading for “Trouble Boys”, including appearances with Dave Minehan and Josh Freese. Some details still to come for the West Coast dates. May 31 – Boston @ 7PM | Cafe 939 (Berklee) A conversation with Dave Minehan and Bob Mehr. The event is free but you do need to reserve tickets. June 3 – Philadelphia @ 7PM | Main Street … Read more →

“Trouble Boys”: Events + Signings

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The next “Trouble Boys” event is April 2 at Grimey’s Too/Howlin’ Books in Nashville. This event will also celebrate the release of Rhino’s new Replacements vinyl box set “The Sire Years.” They’ll be raffling away a nice prize pack and box sets, and handing out some cool swag. new Replacements vinyl box set “The Sire Years.” Special guests include Tommy Womack (see his tribute song, “The Replacements”), and Tom Littlefield and … Read more →

“Trouble Boys”: Reviews + Interviews

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“Trouble Boys” is getting nothing but stellar reviews from both critics and fans (and critical fans), here are just a couple of them: Chicago Tribune – ‘Trouble Boys’ dives into The Replacements “Trouble Boys,” Bob Mehr’s thoroughly researched and eminently readable biography of The Replacements, is the type of book any band (or any artist of any kind, for that matter) would kill for. Assembled over a decade from some … Read more →