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Tommy Stinson was bassist in the post-alternative rock heroes the Replacements from the band’s 1979 start to its 1991 breakup. For Bash & Pop, Stinson moved over to guitar and lead vocals, and though he put together a band and released 1993’s Friday Night is Killing Me, the band broke up the following year. Stinson eventually went on to — of all things — Guns N’ Roses. At the same time, he took part in a Replacements reunion….

Bash & Pop head to Atlanta for a night of tunes at The EARL


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by: Chris Martin I May 21, 2017

As the bad mojo of another Monday slowly exits your corporeal abode maybe a little live music on Tuesday night can help expedite the eviction process. While Atlanta has a multitude of live venues, each with their own peculiarities, the EARL has always been one of the best. This Tuesday night they once again demonstrate their booking acumen by bringing the phenomenal Bash + Pop to the stage. Tommy Stinson finds satisfaction in reviving Bash & Pop


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by: Bob Mehr, USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee

Tommy Stinson knows a thing or two about bands.

At the tender age of 12 he helped found alternative rock icons the Replacements, playing with them for a dozen years. Later, he would serve as Axl Rose’s musical lieutenant in the revamped Guns N’ Roses for 18 years, as well as manning the bass for Soul Asylum off and on for a decade. In between Stinson fronted his own outfits, Bash & Pop and Perfect. Roughly speaking, Stinson has spent 80 percent of his 50 years on earth playing in a rock and roll group of one kind of another.

“Dude … when you put it like that it sounds terrifying,” laughs Stinson. Bash & Pop to Play The High Watt May 24


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by: Philip Obenschain

Following the 1991 disbandment of punk greats the Replacements (who briefly returned a few years back, before fizzling out once more in 2015), and several years before his near two-decade tenure in Guns ‘N Roses (which only came to an end when the group’s classic lineup mounted a reunion last year), the great Tommy Stinson briefly fronted a pop rock project called Bash & Pop, whose debut album, 1993’s Friday Night Is Killing Me, came in the middle of their all too short two-year run. Stinson, better known as a bassist in his bigger bands, though an adept vocalist and guitarist in his own right, would go on to form similar and also short-lived project Perfect right after, before the GnR gig and some intermittent solo albums. Concert Picks


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By Matthew Moyer

Bash & Pop
What Tommy did next. Post-Replacements, pre-Guns N’ Roses musical outlet for bass-basher Tommy Stinson hits the road again. 7 p.m. Monday, May 22, at the Social, $16-$18 Critics’ Pick Bash & Pop


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Far too often, there’s a fine line between workmanlike and dull, but that is most certainly not the case with Replacements bassist Tommy Stinson. In fact, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more energetic brand of hard-charging, meat-and-potatoes rock ’n’ roll than what Stinson delivers with the new incarnation of Bash & Pop. Stinson didn’t achieve the band chemistry he was striving for when he first formed Bash & Pop in 1992 after The Replacements’ (first) demise, but this time, the 50-year-old spark plug hits the bullseye. Stinson’s latest bandmates — Hold Steady gunslinger Steve Selvidge, Mighty Mighty Bosstones drummer Joe Sirois and bassist Justin “Carl” Perkins — match his energy while also keeping him grounded. Even when the music starts to go off the rails, it never quite falls apart — no small feat, especially under the weight of Stinson’s legend. But Bash & Pop makes it look easy, both shrugging off and honoring the past with irresistible verve.

Win tickets to BrooklynVegan presented Bash & Pop show in NYC 5-18 at the Bell House


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Tommy Stinson‘s post-Replacements band BASH & POP began their BrooklynVegan-presented tour earlier this week, in support of their first album in 25 years, Anything Could Happen (on Fat Possum Records).

The tour lands in NYC on Thursday (5/18) at The Bell House. That show will be opened by Sebadoh’s Jason Loewenstein (and his band) and Bird of Youth, plus Maggie Vail (of Bangs and Hurry Up, sister of Bikini Kill’s Tobi Vail) as the DJ for the evening under the name DJ Magic Beans.

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Tommy Stinson (The Replacements, Guns N’ Roses) joined Tim Gagnon (Allston Pudding) for an extended interview on politics, jamming with Tim Kaine and his newly resurrected band Bash and Pop who play Middle East Downstairs on Tuesday with special guests Goddamn Draculas and Me in Capris.