Those who missed The Replacements’ sold-out May 2 show at The Rave are in luck. Well, they’re sort of in luck, at least. Tommy Stinson, the bassist of the seminal Minneapolis rock band—and a little group called Guns N’ Roses—will return to Milwaukee with his own band on September 11 to play what’s sure to be an unforgettable show at Bay View’s Club Garibaldi. Though he’s now based in New York, Stinson’s local ties run deep, as he’s represented by Ben Perlstein (formerly of the Benjamins) and recorded Midnight Reruns’ forthcoming and awesome full-length Force Of Nurture. Moreover, Jon Phillip (Good Land Records, Benjamins, Trapper Schoepp & The Shades) and Tim Schweiger (The Midwest Beat) used to serve as Stinson’s touring drummer and guitarist, respectively.
Speaking of Phillip and Schweiger, their since-defunct band The Obsoletes (with Mystery Room Mastering owner Justin Perkins) will reunite to play this show as well, just months removed from their well-attended pair of early July shows. Philadelphia-based Beach Slang will also bring their Polyvinyl Records-caliber sound to the show’s opening slot. The headliner will have new material (via Burger Records) available for sale at this can’t-miss late summer affair.