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Don’t Miss Soul Asylum Tomorrow Night at The Bowery Ballroom

February 15th, 2013

About 30 years ago, Dave Pirner formed Soul Asylum in Minneapolis. The band found modest success with their first five albums before blowing up big time and becoming alt-rock darlings with the release of 1992’s triple-platinum Grave Dancers Union—and its huge sing-along hits, “Runaway Train,” “Somebody to Shove” and “Black Gold.” Since then, although lineup, still anchored by Pirner, has changed, Soul Asylum (above, performing “Black Gold” for Minnesota Public Radio 89.3 FM) have remained active. Last year the four-piece put out their first album in six years, the well-received Delayed Reaction (stream it below), and tomorrow night they play The Bowery Ballroom. And let’s face it, if you’re not there, you’re doing Saturday night all wrong.