Great article on/interview with Scott where he talks about the new The Minus 5 album Stroke Manor and the band's current tour which makes a stop in DC at the Rock and Roll Hotel. Both Peter and Mike are in the lineup! http://bit.ly/2IGqO5Z
Peter stays busy-- this is cool https://berto.fyi/2IZwmrf And keeping a surprise these days....kudos to the Scotts!
Tickets for "A Night of Georgia Music" with Mike Mills, Robert McDuffie, and Chuck Leavell go on sale today! Check on-sale times below: SEP 26, THU: Warner Theatre, Washington, DC (On Sale starts 10AM EDT) SEP 28, SAT: Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, Asheville, NC (On Sale starts 10AM EDT) SEP 29, SUN: Atlanta Symphony Hall, Atlanta, GA (On Sale starts 12PM EDT, Noon) SEP 30, MON: James K. Polk Theater, Nashville, TN (On Sale Starts 10AM) OCT 2 WED: The Lyric Theatre Birmingham, AL (On Sale 10AM CDT) OCT 4 FRI: Lucas Theatre For the Arts, Savannah, GA (On Sale Starts 10AM ET) OCT 5 SAT: Miller Theater, Augusta, GA (On Sale Starts 10AM ET) http://bit.ly/2WYvEEw A Night of Georgia Music will feature performances of music by the following Georgia artists: Ray Charles • The Allman Brothers Band • Outkast • Gram Parsons • Gregg Allman • R.E.M. • Gladys Knight and the Pips • Brook Benton • Otis Redding • James Brown PLUS the Mills-composed Concerto for Rock Band and String Orchestra
50 years after the Cuyahoga River fire, Cleveland Magazine takes a look back at R.E.M.'s "Cuyahoga" http://bit.ly/2WRV2qu
Blue vinyl version of In Time: The Best of R.E.M. 1988-2003 2-LP... https://found.ee/rem-intime-lp-craft-r
Cleveland wasn't the first city to have a river burn, but it was the first to get widespread attention. That 1969 blaze helped spur environmental regulations. R.E.M. wrote a song about it which brought the infamy of the river's pollution to the attention of a new generation of activists and environmentalists... Listen to #NPR's feature on the Cuyahoga River and the Clean Water Act.
A Night of Georgia Music, the upcoming tour of Mike Mills, Robert McDuffie and Chuck Leavell, announced the cities and dates today, with tickets going on sale Friday: https://www.anightofgeorgiamusic.com/ September 26, Warner Theatre, Washington, DC September 28, Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, Asheville September 29, Symphony Hall, Atlanta September 30, James K. Polk Theater, Nashville October 2, The Lyric Theatre, Birmingham October 4, Lucas Theatre For the Arts, Savannah October 5, Miller Theater, Augusta What a night with the songs of some of Georgia’s most beloved musicians: Ray Charles • The Allman Brothers Band • Outkast • Gram Parsons • Gregg Allman • R.E.M. • Gladys Knight and the Pips • Brook Benton • Otis Redding • James Brown. PLUS the Mills-composed Concerto for Rock Band and String Orchestra
The Minus 5’s new album Stroke Manor is officially released today on Yep Roc Records. As always, it features Scott McCaughey and Peter, as well contributions from Jeff Tweedy, Jenny Conlee, Corin Tucker, etc. etc. And tonight the Stroke Manor Tour kicks off at Sessions Music Hall in Eugene OR, followed by hometown Portland show at Doug Fir Lounge, featuring an All-Star Northwest cast. Then Scott and Peter pick up Mike Mills, Linda Pitmon, Kurt Bloch, and Joe Adragna for the line-up from St. Paul across the US ending up at Wilco’s Solid Sound Fest June 28-30. And more from there… we’ll keep you posted! Read all about it: https://www.eugeneweekly.com/2019/06/13/subterranean-brainsick-blues/ https://www.splittoothmedia.com/the-minus-5s-stroke-manor-according-to-scott-mccaughey/ Left to right: Jimmy Talent, Steve Drizos, Jenny Conlee, Casey Neill, Alia Farah, Scott McCaughey, Peter Buck.
Make your plans to catch Peter, Mike and Scott in action as the The Minus 5 kick off their Stroke Manor Tour in Eugene, OR tonight at the Sessions Music Hall. Scott has clarified that Mike will join the tour beginning with the St. Paul show. Ticket info and dates here: http://www.minus5.com/
We've finally arrived at release day for the vinyl reissue of In Time: The Best of R.E.M. 1988-2003. In Time is available for the first time on vinyl in over 15 years and includes 18 hits spanning 1988’s Green to 2001’s Reveal (plus two songs released for the first time as part of this compilation: "Bad Day" and "Animal"). Order your copy of the double-LP set--making its debut on audiophile-quality, 180-gram vinyl--here: https://found.ee/rem-intime-officialstore-r
Re: the Rolling Stone story “Cordovas" Joe Firstman Talks Tropic of Cancer Festival, Career Rebirth on Chris Shiflett Podcast" "I'd like to state for the record that I don't know Joe Firstman well, and that his Tropic of Cancer festival has nothing to do with me. The Todos Santos Music Festival was run and owned by myself and Chloe Buck. All money earned from ticket sales, t-shirts, auctions, etc, was given to the Palapa Society, a wonderful school educating local children. I did not turn the festival over to Joe Firstman and the implication that this festival has anything to do with me or our festival is incorrect. I hope people are not confused, which is why I am making this statement." Thank you, -Peter Buck, June 12, 2019
Coming soon: berto.fyi/NightOfGAmusic Mike Mills, Robert McDuffie, Chuck Leavell and others play the songs of some of Georgia’s most beloved musicians: Ray Charles • The Allman Brothers Band • Outkast • Gram Parsons • Gregg Allman • R.E.M. • Gladys Knight and the Pips • Brook Benton • Otis Redding • James Brown PLUS the Concerto for Violin, Rock Band and String Orchestra by Mike Mills himself
Fables Of The Reconstruction was released on June 10, 1985. Here's the video for "Driver 8," the second singled from Fables... http://bit.ly/2MAwsKN