Bash & Pop, Shehehe

By Gabe Vodicka | Published September 21, 2017 on flagpole.com

 

Bash & Pop with Shehehe – Thursday, Sept. 21 @ Caledonia Lounge

Following the demise of alt-rock pioneers The Replacements in 1991, that group’s bassist, Tommy Stinson, formed the hard-rocking power-pop group Bash & Pop with the Mats’ Steve Foley and a couple other Twin Cities scene mainstays. The band released one album, 1993’s Friday Night Is Killing Me, before calling it quits. Stinson would notably go on to join Guns N’ Roses, touring with that band from 1998–2016 (and assisting in the construction of the ill-fated Chinese Democracy). After a Replacements reunion proved short-lived, Stinson announced the reformation of Bash & Pop, which released the hooky Anything Could Happen earlier this year. Local punks Shehehe open Thursday’s show.

With Bash & Pop “Anything Could Happen”

By Michael Allshouse | Published September 19, 2017 on theswervemagazine.com

 

Anything could happen.

Not only is it the very aptly titled sophomore record by Bash & Pop, but it is also fitting for the glorious absurdity of 24 years passing between releases.

“Anything Could Happen” released in January of this year nearly matched its predecessor to the date as “Friday Night is Killing Me” was released in January 1993. Anything Could happen.

“Funny shit, right?” Tommy Stinson laughed. “That is completely coincidental. I hadn’t even realized that one. I forgot that came out in January of ’93. I didn’t realize any of that. It is a co-winky-dink.”

Stinson, himself, is proof that anything could happen. In the 1980s he was the bassist for the highly influential, vastly under appreciated The Replacements. When the Minnesota four-piece eventually burned out rather than fading away, Stinson formed Bash & Pop.

Hear Tommy Stinson, Nicole Atkins Duet on New Soul Song, ‘Too Late’

By By Elias Leight | Published September 19, 2017 on rollingstone.com

Tommy Stinson’s Bash & Pop outfit and Nicole Atkins channel the lessons of 1960s soul balladry on “Too Late.” The track is part of a forthcoming 7-inch single due out November 24th.

 

 
Rhythm guitar and drums drive “Too Late” along the steady, lilting path of a Stax ballad. Strings flit through the background to enhance the drama of Stinson and Atkins’ weary back-and-forth. “It’s too late, cupid’s done kicking this can,” Atkins sings. “It’s too late to walk hand in hand,” agrees Stinson.