Local Current Blog

June 15, 2012

Chris Mars pens new song for Replacements bandmate Slim Dunlap

It’s been a long and arduous recovery period for Bob “Slim” Dunlap, the former Replacements guitarist who suffered a severe stroke this past February. Though he’s transitioned out of the hospital and into a rehabilitation facility, Dunlap’s family reports that he’s still experiencing a great deal of pain and has a long road ahead. Over […]

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Rock the Garden 2012: A 20-year history of this year’s acts

When cheeky young frontman Jordan Gatesmith remarked that the Twin Cities music scene experienced a 20-year lull between the heyday of bands like Prince, the Replacements, and Hüsker Dü and the popularity of his own band, Howler, he sparked an expansive and involved conversation about the health of our local music community. And while the […]

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