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Stage Buzz – Photo Gallery: The Replacements

| May 3, 2015


“Back By Unpopular Demand!” “Hate Us On Facebook” These are a few samples of the smart-ass quotes that surrounded the recent return of The Replacements. The band famously imploded on stage in Chicago’s Grant Park on July 4th, 1991. The band had officially been mothballed until, surprisingly, they played their first live show in more than two decades at Riot Fest’s Toronto location in August of 2013. Although the only two remaining original members are chief songwriter/singer Paul Westerberg and bassist Tommy Stinson, the duo have always been the public face of the Minneapolis band. While rumors continue to swill that new music is in the offing (a new song, “Whole Food Blues” was part of their Chicago setlist), unpredictability has always been the only predictable trait of these class clowns. The band recently hit the road again, including two sold out shows at The Riviera Theater here in Chicago. Home boys Smoking Popes gave an assist each night as the opener. Here’s how the April 29th show looked.

Photos and text by Curt Baran


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