Replacements Ticket Stub = Free Beer

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There have been a lot of stories this week about the Replacements. (We know, a LOT.) This one might the the most important one of all. After attending Saturday's performance at Midway Stadium -- the final one for the ballpark, and the first Twin Cities show for the band in 23 years -- be sure to save the ticket stub.

Not only will it serve as a memento of proportions rivaling your bronzed soccer cleats and your original pressing of Big Star's #1 Record, but it will serve as a temporary key to fast living and economical bliss at the CC Club.

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Replacements' Minneapolis Map Traces the Band's History

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Kevin Cannon/Pat Ganley

In another example of graphic design making our cluttered lives less so, the history of the Replacements can now be disseminated via a new map.

Ahead of this weekend's Midway Stadium show, cartoonist/cartographer (cartoonographer?) Kevin Cannon and pal Pat Ganley hatched this collaboration to follow the 'Mats' journey to notoriety and greatness around the Minneapolis metro. Back in 2007, Cannon created the Rock Atlas for City Pages that still hangs in our office.

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The Replacements Perform "Alex Chilton" on The Tonight Show

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The Replacements' Tommy Stinson and Paul Westerberg at 30 Rock
The Replacements made a huge splash on Tuesday evening's The Tonight Show. Leading up to the group's first Twin Cities show in 23 years this week at Midway Stadium, the guys busted through "Alex Chilton" with poise.

Announced just last week, the performance marks the band's return to 30 Rock after a notorious ban from Saturday Night Live in 1986. Social media photos from the visit confirm that they interacted with the evening's guest, Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards.

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The Replacements to play The Tonight Show

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Photo by Kyle Matteson
The Replacements are getting another chance at TV glory over at NBC next week. After famously being banned from Saturday Night Live nearly two three decades ago, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon will welcome Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson, and their newer recruits -- including Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong -- back to 30 Rock. More »

Get an awesome Replacements poster and support Slim Dunlap

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When the Replacements announced their first hometown show in over 20 years at Midway Stadium, an impressive Twins logo-inspired poster came along with it. This weekend, more local artists are getting in on the nostalgic fun for a great cause.

Kinda Like Some Artists: The Replacements Poster Show will showcase prints from 20 local artists this Sunday, August 24 at Hamilton Ink Spot and a concert will follow at Amsterdam Bar and Hall in St. Paul. Proceeds will go towards medical bills for Replacements guitarist Bob "Slim" Dunlap, who suffered a stroke in 2012.

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Replacements roadie Bill Sullivan writing '80s tour diary

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Photo By Bill Sullivan
The reunited Replacements are hotter now than they were in their prime. Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson -- along with hired guns Josh Freese, Dave Minehan, and, for the time being, Billie Joe Armstrong -- are now headlining major festivals throughout the United States and Canada, along with rapidly selling out Midway Stadium in what will be their largest local show (and first in 23 years) in their infamous history.

Rather than get swept up in the modern-day hoopla of the 'Mats reunion, Bill Sullivan is taking an insider's look back at when the band were at their creative (and destructive) peak. Sullivan, the co-owner of the 400 Bar with his brother Tom, began serving as an unpaid, self-described "driver/gopher" during the Replacements' East Coast tour in 1983, and he has set up a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the release of a book documenting his rowdy experiences with the 'Mats during their first U.S. tours, entitled Lemon Jail: 'Mats Tour Diary 1983-1986.

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The Replacements at Shaky Knees Festival, 5/10/14

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Photo by Kyle Matteson

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Shaky Knees Festival, Atlanta
Saturday, May 10, 2014

After a 25-minute downpour, causing a 10-minute delay to the start of their set, the Replacements took the stage in Atlanta to rapturous cheers -- despite their crowd not being quite as large as most of the weekends other main stage headliners. 

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The Replacements Midway poster inspired by classic Twins logo

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The news crept out last night that the Replacements are playing their first hometown gig in 23 years on September 13. Since the show is at Midway Stadium, home of the St. Paul Saints, it's no surprise that the guys decided upon on some classic baseball imagery to promote the show. Update: And some monster truck imagery for a radio spot. Check 'em out below!

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The Replacements to play Midway Stadium in September

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Paul Westerberg during Coachella's first weekend
After 23 years away, the Replacements have a new Twin Cities date on the calendar. (Check out the Minnesota Twins-inspired poster!)

Last year, Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson returned to the stage with guitarist David Minehan and drummer Josh Freese for three Riot Fest dates in Toronto, Chicago, and Denver, and they just launched a series of 2014 festival dates with two Coachella gigs. Now, they're bringing it all back home.

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Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong joins the Replacements at Coachella

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Paul Westerberg got a replacement for himself on guitar for the second weekend at Coachella via Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong. No shit. According to Billboard, the Replacements' main man spent a good portion of his performance on a couch onstage citing back trouble. Armstrong, dubbed an "expansion" of the band and dressed in a plaid suit and bowtie to match bassist Tommy Stinson's garb, stuck around for most of the performance.

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