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Bill & Peter Play Together with Kevn Kinney at the 40 Watt Club


Monday night in Athens was an evening marked by exciting reunions on stage during Kevn Kinney and Peter Buck’s MacDougal Blues anniversary show.  The set featured guest performances by John Keane, David Barbe, and Amanda Kapousouz along with members of Drivin’ n Cryin’. Bill Berry manned the drums on a handful of songs during the middle … Continued

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33 Years Ago Today: R.E.M. at Shea Stadium One of the most iconic shots ever of a young R.E.M. was taken 33 years ago on August 18, 1983. Here’s the story behind the photograph, as told by the photographer Michael Plen, our dear old friend and the guy who got R.E.M. on the radio in … Continued

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An Iconic Shot from 1983, Shea Stadium


One of the Most Iconic Shots Ever of a Young R.E.M., 1983, 33 Years Ago August 1983 Here’s a story behind the photograph, as told by the photographer Michael Plen, our dear old friend and the guy who got R.E.M. on the radio in those early IRS days: “My mom had just returned from Japan … Continued

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MILLS/MCDUFFIE CONCERTO FOR VIOLIN, ROCK BAND & STRING ORCHESTRA OUT ON ORANGE MOUNTAIN MUSIC OCTOBER 14


  Concerto for Violin, Rock Band and String Orchestra, the first-ever classical work composed and performed by R.E.M. bassist and songwriter Mike Mills, is set for its recorded release October 14 on Orange Mountain Music. Mills composed the piece for his longtime friend and new musical collaborator, critically acclaimed violinist Robert McDuffie, with whom Mills … Continued

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Concerto For Violin, Rock Band & String Orchestra Comes to Aspen on 8-11


Mike and Robert McDuffie will perform their Concerto for Violin, Rock Band and String Orchestra at the Aspen Music Festival in Aspen, Colorado, this Thursday, August 11. “The piece expertly blends Mills’s prolific pop songwriting with McDuffie’s brilliance in the classical realm,” says the website for the Aspen Music Festival and School. Ticket info: https://www.aspenmusicfestival.com/…/a-recital-by-robert-m…/ … Continued