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Music, All Shook Down Paul Westerberg Sequestered Himself in a Tent On Stage at The Replacements Reunion

Paul Westerberg Sequestered Himself in a Tent On Stage at The Replacements Reunion

The Replacements John Doe April 13, 2015 Nob Hill Masonic Center When you've never seen a legendary band, you may be prone to romanticizing — or even mythologizing the group. For one 21-year-old standing near the front of the stage…
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Calendar, Night&Day Preview: Big Star Documentary

Preview: Big Star Documentary

The story of early '70s Memphis rock group Big Star is fraught with loss and conflict, but the group left three albums of shimmering pop and gut-wrenching anguish that rockers like Michael Stipe and Paul Westerberg later championed. A commercial…
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Music, Hear This "Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me" Documentary

"Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me" Documentary

The story of early '70s Memphis rock group Big Star is fraught with loss and conflict, but the group left three albums of shimmering pop and gut-wrenching anguish that rockers like Michael Stipe and Paul Westerberg later championed. A commercial…
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Music, Hear This Tommy Keene: Show Preview

Tommy Keene: Show Preview

Cult figure Tommy Keene has traveled quite the winding career path. A myriad of major and indie label stints, a '90s touring guitarist gig with the Replacements' Paul Westerberg, and a recent collaboration with Guided By Voices' Bob Pollard are…
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Music, <i>The Replacements: All Over But the Shouting</i>  takes the oral history format too far

The Replacements: All Over But the Shouting takes the oral history format too far

The Replacements: All Over But the Shouting: An Oral History is probably essential reading for serious Replacements fans, but man, it's a slog. Author Jim Walsh, a onetime buddy of Paul Westerberg who was unable to interview the lead singer…
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Music, Reviewed Spider Bags

Spider Bags

With hints of such songwriters as Neil Young and Paul Westerberg apparent in his countrified garage-rock group, Spider Bags bandleader Dan McGee is a barstool philosopher. He looks at life through the distorted bottom of a pint glass, finding moments…
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A Hard Day's Night

Former S.F. International Film Festival programmer Doug Jones, the music-film maven who arranged Yo La Tengo's live accompaniment of Jean Painlevé's undersea movies at the 2001 fest, has scored another coup for our town -- the world premiere of Come…
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TLC Fan Mail (LaFace) Contemporary R&B, which began to emerge with Mary J. Blige's rise in the early '90s, separates itself from classic R&B by its embrace of hip-hop rhythms. It's a solid combination of sonics and attitude, but also…
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Suspicious Minds

Buried inside a recent New York Times review of a performance by ex-Replacements bigwig Paul Westerberg, writer Neil Strauss relates that Westerberg, after a no-frills, no-surprises set, "ended by smashing his guitar, as if that were the only way to…
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Rage Against the Machine Evil Empire (Epic) Rage Against the Machine cares a lot. During their recent appearance on Saturday Night Live, their caps said "Commie" and they wrote "Arm the Homeless" on their instruments in masking tape. Which isn't…
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