“Around Athens-Town” (an occasional series)


Athens Institute for Contemporary Art (ATHICA) screens CARNIVAl, a film by James Herbert, R.E.M. friend, mentor, and collaborator for all of the band’s years, Saturday, April 22nd, 7-9 pm. “Carnival” features Limbo District, Jeremy Ayers’ proto-art band from the early 1980’s, in which eleven minutes of painterly lyricism encapsulates the early Athens scene. More here: … Continued

Win Gibson Guitar Signed By Michael and Other Musicians for Planned Parenthood


ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A GIBSON ACOUSTIC GUITAR SIGNED BY Michael and what Planned Parenthood is calling an “UNPRECEDENTED NUMBER OF MUSIC STARS!” Donate $10 or more by clicking on the link below and you are automatically entered* for a chance to win this once-in-a lifetime piece of musical history.   http://plannedparenthoodpromo.com/

New Eyelids Video Features Peter Buck


Check out Portland-based band Eyelids video for their new single “Falling Eyes” featuring Peter Buck in a starring role during his birthday celebration. Peter also produced Eyelids new album or.  Watch the video at Tidal.Com

Happy Anniversary Day


Wishing the guys a happy anniversary on the day when it all started back in 1980 on April 5th.

The Art of Bang and Blame – A Long Distance R.E.M. Dedication to Donald Trump


Interesting post at caffeinatedrage.com: House Republicans on Capitol Hill will be voting on Trump’s health care bill and it seems like Donald Trump may be facing a legislative failure in his first big legislative push. And it set in motion a chain of interrelated thoughts. First, there is this proclamation that came from one Donald … Continued