The Replacements live in Philadelphia, May 9, 2015.
As I write this, The Replacements are less than an hour away from taking the stage at Primavera Porto for their last show of this tour. I don’t know for certain what the future holds, but I can’t imagine four guys (and an entire road crew) who were having this much fun together not playing together sometime in the future.
I’ll write more about the tour soon, but for now I’m sharing some of the best coverage that has been written this week in the wake of their Amsterdam and London shows. Read and enjoy!
I just got a sneak peek and it looks like my favorite music festival Macefield Music Festival is very close to announcing a few of the amazing bands playing this year’s festival, happening October 2-4 in Ballard. Visit their site here to add your name to their mailing list, so that you get first notice of the line-up announcement. Trust me, just do it. The few artists already booked are impressive.
If you didn’t attend last year, I cannot recommend it highly enough. The shows and events had a warm, creative, innovative spirit that felt like the best of what our city can and should be. Edith Macefield would have been so proud.
In today’s HELL YES news, Jon Batiste has been named as the band leader when Stephen Colbert takes over the “Late Show” on September 8, 2015.
Here’s the introductory video for your viewing pleasure. Stephen, beware of accidental powdered sugar inhalation!
Here’s the video of Spoon covering The Cramps “TV Set” on Conan last night; I’ve seen them play it a few times live, and this is by far their best performance of it yet. It is, no doubt, better than the film for which it was recorded. You can buy their “TV Set” single now, here and here.
Spoon’s continuing their tour in support of They Want My Soul this summer, and I cannot stress highly enough: DO NOT MISS THEM.
The absolute highlight of Joseph Arthur’s return to Seattle last night? New songs galore, including the pointed, gorgeous “Pledge of Allegiance” that he debuted live earlier in the day at KEXP. Don’t get me wrong, I love any opportunity to see Joseph live, but hearing new songs being worked out early in their live existence is always inspiring.
Here’s the full video of Joseph’s KEXP in-studio performance:
February is almost done?! Here are some of the songs that I’ve found and liked during my wanderings this month.
and they hit it out of the park the first time at bat.
Enjoy, ladies and gentlemen:
Vodpod videos no longer available.