#AUTOMATIC25, the listening and viewing party celebrating the 25th anniversary of both the release of R.E.M.’s “Automatic for the People” & the very first R.E.M. Athens listening party, c. 1992, will take place on Saturday, October 21 at the 40 Watt Club in Athens, GA, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Finding Oscar will return to the big screen for a special one night engagement on 9/28 at Cine Athens. The soundtrack features a new recording of “Flowers of Guatemala,” performed by Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, John Stirratt, Paul Pilot and Joe Adamik. Get tickets now! http://www.athenscine.com/intro.php
The Portland contingent of Filthy Friends flying out to a show at the crack of dawn. Luckily, dawn cracks at around noon in Portland, hence the happy faces. We are playing tonight with Ted Leo and the Pharmacists in Chicago at the Goose Island brewery. We go on early! Drop by… ~Peter
(Press Release) Paul Smith and R.E.M. will produce a capsule collection of special products to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the acclaimed rock band’s landmark album, Automatic for the People.
Sunday September 17th is Constitution Day, and in the spirit of the times Michael encourages everyone to join the Protest with Prime effort and send a copy of the Constitution to The White House. Join the book drive here: www.Facebook.com/Protestwithprime
Rock icons R.E.M. are reissuing their landmark album Automatic For The People to commemorate the title’s 25th Anniversary. Due November 10 via Craft Recordings, the remastered album will be available in a variety of formats, the most extensive of which is the Deluxe Anniversary Edition, which will feature the album in it’s entirety mixed in Dolby Atmos.
When R.E.M. began their 1987 Work Tour, “The One I Love” wasn’t even on the Billboard chart. By the time they finished their fall trek, the quartet were about to score their first Top 10 single. They were on the cover of Rolling Stone, which proclaimed R.E.M. “America’s Best Rock & Roll Band.” And their fifth studio LP, Document, was nearing … Continued
“What I Like About Miami,” Charity Single, Benefits Direct Relief Targets Aid to Florida and the Islands in the Wake of Hurricane Irma Charlie Pickett, the South Florida roots punk icon, releases “What I Like About Miami” today to benefit relief efforts in his home state of Florida and the islands battered by Hurricane … Continued
uDiscover’s Tim Peacock probes into R.E.M.’s back catalogue and pulls out 20 defining gems…
Check out Filthy Friends from their performance earlier in the week at Paste Studios, NYC.
Peter’s new band, Filthy Friends, including Corin Tucker, Scott McCaughey, Kurt Bloch, and Linda Pitmon, will guest on Last Call with Carson Daly on Monday, September 11th. The band has just released a new album, Invitation, which they’ve been touring in support of. Tune in or set your DVR! More info here: https://www.nbc.com/last-call-with-carson-daly Photo by … Continued
Diffuser’s excellent series on Document continues with a look at “King of Birds.” Read an excerpt below and click the link for the full article: Because of the running motif of fire on Document, singer Michael Stipe suggested that the phrase “File Under Fire” should be printed on the spine of R.E.M.’s fifth LP. He might have also suggested … Continued
From CAFFEINATEDRAGE Everybody hurts. Sometimes. Teach for twenty years in public high schools and you become entrenched in the lives of young people. Thousands of them. Literally thousands. If you take the avocation of being a teacher seriously, then that investment in young people is not confined to the four walls of a classroom and not … Continued
We’re excited about Peter’s new project with Corin Tucker of Sleater-Kinney, and we’re glad to see that the Guardian is a fan of Filthy Friends new LP Invitation. Read their review here