Funeral services will be held Monday for former Bash & Pop bassist Kevin Foley, who died in his sleep Thursday -- just 2½ years after the similarly sudden death of his brother and bandmate Steve Foley. Kevin was only 52. Family members say he suffered heart problems about six months ago, and they believe that might have been the culprit. What a double-blow this is to them. Kevin was a dad with two sons, Tucker and Jack. Click here to read the family's obituary. Visitation is Monday from 5-7 p.m. with a service to follow at Strobeck Johnson Chapel, 1400 Main Street in Kevin's native Hopkins.
After the final Replacements tour in 1991, Steve Foley -- who replaced Chris Mars in the band -- followed Tommy Stinson into his first post-'Mats act, Bash & Pop, bringing Kevin and guitarist Steve Brantseg along for the short ride. Their lone album, "Friday Night Is Killing Me" was issued on Sire Records in 1993 and remains a cult favorite among Twin Cities music lovers. Kevin played in a few other bands around town, too, including Routine 11 and Swingset. You can see him rocking here in Bash & Pop's video for "Loose Ends."