JIM WALSH’S THE MAD RIPPLE HOOTENANNY THIS WEEK: “The Kismet Of Karl’s Bench (Or How I Met Matthew Beach)” (7/22/15) — Last Saturday I was lucky enough to take in the Amphetamine Reptile showcase Bash 16 at Grumpy’s in downtown Minneapolis, where Gay Witch Abortion, Cowz, Run Westy Run, Hammerhead, the Melvins and more poetically howled across the bar’s parking lot at the specter of the taxpayers-funded zit that is US Bank Stadium. I caught up with old punk rock friends (“these are my people!,” said Dave Paulson, throwing open his arms wide to take in the whole of the black T-shirted throng), including Mary Beth Mueller, widow of Soul Asylum’s Karl Mueller, who was holding down the Kill Kancer booth. Read more…


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