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 Jonathan Bright, who released a ukulele tribute to the Mats (“Treatment Bound: A Ukulele Tribute to The Replacements”) and will perform some Replacements songs.
Bob found this YouTube clip from 1983 of a local TV station reporting on new wave and punk music in Nashville. The first band up is a bunch of young lads from Minneapolis: “The band is called the Replacements. Some call their music hard-core punk. I call it loud. In fact, their volume was so high it shut down our camera.”
Signing across the country will be announced soon but if there isn’t one near you, there’s still a way to get a signed copy of the book. Here’s the info from Bob:
If anyone wants signed, personally inscribed copies of “Trouble Boys: The True Story of the Replacements” you can order them direct from The Booksellers at Laurelwood in Memphis – a fine indie store in my hometown, who’ve generously offered to facilitate this for those who want ’em signed for themselves or as gifts. All you need to do is call Macon Wilson at The Booksellers at Laurelwood at (901) 410-5175. You can put in your order with her (or leave a voicemail if she’s not there). She’ll process it, find out what you’d like inscribed and I will sign them and they’ll be sent out within days.
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