Memphis music critic and massive 'Mats fan Bob Mehr has written the definitive history of one of rock's greatest and most influential bands - The Replacements. As well-known for their boozy antics and refusal to play the major label game as for their primal, poetic, punk-infused pop music, The Replacements developed one of the most loyal, devoted fan bases of any indie scene but were never able to break through to that ever-elusive mainstream audience, arguably due to self-sabotage. Based on decades of research & hundreds of all-new interviews (including reclusive singer-songwriter Paul Westerberg and bassist Tommy Stinson, as well as the Stinson family, record execs and Twin/Tone founder and original band manager Peter Jesperson), Trouble Boys: The True Story Of The Replacements is a fascinating read and far more compelling than a conventional band bio. Author Bob Mehr will join us at Howlin' Books inside Grimey's Too on Saturday, April 2nd, at 5PM for a Q&A sesh and reading/signing of his book. Joining us will be some local musicians with one-degree-of-separation connections to The Replacements - Tommy Womack, who wrote the definitive musical tribute to the 'Mats with his song "The Replacements", and Tom Littlefield and Jonathan Bright, who released a wonderful ukulele tribute to the band as Bright Littlefield - who will perform some Replacements songs! If you're a fan of this incredible band, you do not want to miss this event.
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Earlier Event: February 27Socks, Cicadas & Other Frustrations: Book Release & Signing W/ Moriah Claud
Later Event: April 16Tompkins Square's Josh Rosenthal Record Store Day DJ Set and Book Signing