Tommy Stinson Now Sings Campfire Songs

[Updated] Tommy Stinson seems like he’d be happiest with a beer, a guitar, and blank sheet of paper for a setlist. Since his Replacements’ bandmate Paul Westerberg crafted lyrics as precise as the jigsaw puzzles you can imagine him reclusively hunched over, it’s tempting to attribute the band’s legendary smash-up derby approach to Stinson. His tracks on his own with Bash & Pop hang together with a Faces-like looseness, and he looks so happy in live videos when playing on his own.

The Wooden Wings Work Plugged and Unplugged

Recently, Lauren Keenan visited The Wooden Wings to videotape an interview and performance by former My Spilt Milk contributor Cherie LeJeune and Molly Portier. The two have worked to find the right lineup for the band, but their songs and harmonies remain at its core.

The band will return tonight to play The Circle Bar after some time off to work on new material. The show starts at 10 p.m.