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Converse Music Fest: The Replacements, Slayer, Chance the Rapper to Headline in Boston

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Slayer, The Replacements and Passion Pit will all headline one day of the Converse Rubber Tracks Live music festival in Boston. Chance the Rapper and Decendents will also be on hand along with some openers for each day of the event, which will run from April 27 to May 1. Tickets for the five-night festival go on sale April 20.READ MORE

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The Hold Steady's 'Almost Killed Me' Turns 11: Five Best Songs From the Group's Debut

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Members of The Hold Steady celebrated their 10th anniversary last year with the release of a sixth album, 'Teeth Dreams.' It was clear the band had veered a bit from the sound and angst that graced its superb debut 'Almost Killed Me,' which turned 11 today, March 16. The group would go on to record the concept effort 'Separation Sunday' in 2005 and the fan-favorite album 'Boys and Girls in America' in 2006. None contained the explosiveness the first had.READ MORE

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Rhino Records Announces The Replacements Box Set: Collection Will Feature All Eight Studio Albums

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The Replacements and Rhino Records recently announced a box set that will feature all eight Mats records as well as the 1982 EP, 'Stink.' 'The Complete Studio Albums 1981-1990' is scheduled for an April 14 release, right at the beginning of the band's recently announced tour dates. As Pitchfork points out, the LPs will be the same as the remastered, special editions that were reissued in 2008.READ MORE

Tommy Stinson and Paul Westerberg

The Replacements Announce 13-Date Spring Tour Following Big Festival Dates in 2014 [FULL SCHEDULE]

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The Replacements reunion marches on. The legendary alternative band just announced fresh tour dates for this spring, marking their first non-festival trek in 24 years, Consequence of Sound notes. Paul Westerberg and Co. will kick things off in Seattle on April 9, making stops in Los Angeles, Denver and Detroit before wrapping the mini jaunt a month later in Philadelphia.READ MORE

Alt-J

Primavera Sound 2015 Announces Lineup, Featuring Alt-J, Sleater-Kinney, The Strokes, Many More

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The latest festival to announce its 2015 line-up is Primavera Sound, which is celebrating its 15th year. The line-up was originally announced through an app called Line-App, but if you don't feel like downloading that, you can just watch the video announcement below. As can be expected from Primavera Sound, this year's lineup is absolutely killer. Among the most notable acts performing this year are Alt-J, The Black Keys, Belle & Sebastian, The Strokes, Run The Jewels, Interpol, Sun Kil Moon, Spiritualized, Mac DeMarco, Patti Smith, Panda Bear, The New Pornographers, Caribou, Ariel Pink, Tyler, The Creator, Swans, Brand New, Twin Shadow, and many, many more.READ MORE

Ryan Adams and David Letterman

10 Best Late-Night Performances of 2014: Ryan Adams, Bobby Shmurda and Kendrick Lamar Make the List [WATCH]

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The late-night performance has become a rite of passage in recent years for up-and-coming bands. For more established acts, it is a chance to play some songs from a new record. There is no denying that the moves made in 2014 in the late-night realm affected the quality of the performances. David Letterman is retiring in May, so he has just been enjoying it all — he really dug Ryan Adams. Jimmy Fallon took over "The Tonight Show," which meant The Roots adding their Philly funk to acts like Bobby Shmurda. And Stephen Colbert ended his tenure on "The Colbert Report" recently, wisely booking Kendrick Lamar for his final week. The last year was filled with great performances that may have been on past your bedtime. Here are a few of our favorites.READ MORE

Deer Tick

Deer Tick Cover 'Meet the Beatles!' in Its Entirety at Brooklyn Bowl with Taylor Goldsmith and Tommy Stinson [WATCH]

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The rambunctious boys of Deer Tick decided to celebrate their 10th anniversary in style, forgoing a straightforward celebration and opting for shows where they play covers by their favorite artists. The band kicked things off the day after Christmas with NRBQ's "Tiddlywinks" followed by Lou Reed's "Transformer." They used the midpoint of their Brooklyn Bowl residency to pay homage to The Beatles by playing the group's second record, "Meet the Beatles!," with the help of Tommy Stinson of The Replacements, Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes and James Felice of The Felice Brothers. "Rolling Stone" reviewed the gig, which had John McCauley screaming on classics like "It Won't Be Long" and "Till There Was You." Goldsmith joined in on "Don't Bother Me," Felice busted out the accordion on "Little Child," and Stinson hit the stage for what had to be a rowdy version of "I Wanna Be Your Man." Check out some of the videos below.READ MORE

Paul Westerberg

The Replacements Share New Song "Poke Me in My Cage" - A 24-Minute Jazz Instrumental [LISTEN]

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The first song to surface from The Replacements' reunion is exactly what you would expect it to be - a 24-minute jazz improvisation. "Poke Me in My Cage" has the boys jamming with no end in sight, riffing and stomping like the early days. They've hinted at a new album, but there is no official word on whether this one is the start of a fresh project, Pitchfork notes. We'll have to wait and see.READ MORE

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11 Great Albums With 11 Songs: Fleetwood Mac, Radiohead, And More

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If you're obsessed with albums like I am, the number of songs in a tracklist has an inexplicable significance. While having 10, 12, or 15 tracks seems very neat and tidy, and having nine or less seems vaguely progressive, 11 tracks bursts with confidence, as if the artist had too many good songs for 10, but didn't want to pad it with 12. In honor of Nov. 11 (11/11!), here are the 11 best albums with 11 tracks.READ MORE

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7 Indie Bands Who Had Incredible Major Label Debuts: Green Day, Modest Mouse and More

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A major label deal may seem like a dream come true for any musician, but for many independently minded artists, major labels have often suppressed their true creative voices, resulting in sub-par work. These seven artists, however, still managed to deliver incredibly strong albums for their major label debuts.READ MORE

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8 Classic Albums That End With Acoustic Songs: Green Day, Weezer, And More

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When sequencing the songs on an album, musicians tend to place something particularly poignant and emotionally powerful for the last track, and what better way to do this than to write a simple song on acoustic guitar? Here are eight classic albums that end with acoustic songs.READ MORE

Oasis

6 Bands Who Originally Formed Without Their Lead Songwriter: Oasis, The Replacements, And More

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If there's one member of a band who writes all of the music, it would be fair to assume that forming the band was their idea, and that they were a founding member. However, the lead songwriters in these six bands weren't even members when the bands originally formed.READ MORE

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The Replacements' 'Let It Be': 11 Songs Ranked For Its 30th Anniversary

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Today, Oct. 2, marks the 30th anniversary of the Replacements' classic album Let It Be (which was, in fact, named after the Beatles song and album of the same name). Though initially formed in 1979 as a punk band, Let It Be saw the Replacements expand their sonic palette by incorporating elements of folk, blues, jazz, and even unhip arena rock, and in the process pioneered the fledgling genre of alternative rock. It's largely considered to be the Replacements' best album, and one of the best rock albums ever made, so to celebrate, here are the album's 11 tracks, ranked from weakest to best.READ MORE

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The Replacements Might Record New Album 'At Some Point In The Future'

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According to a recent story in Rolling Stone, legendary alternative rock band the Replacements might be making plans to record a new album, which would be their first since 1990's All Shook Down.READ MORE

Paul Westerberg of The Replacements

Watch The Replacements Cover The Jackson 5's 'I Want You Back' At New York Show

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The Replacements were known to slip a few covers into their wild and messy sets back in the day, and the band is staying true to their legend on the recent reunion run. They recently took over Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, N.Y., and added a cover of The Jackson 5's "I Want You Back" to their setlist.READ MORE

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