Peter Buck Road Diary: Hi-Octane Show, VA Beach Stroll


  We played Virginia Beach last night. The club was called Shakas. Great crowd and a hi-octane show ensued. I got up early to take a long walk on the beach. It’s the first place we have stayed recently that wasn’t situated in that toxic American nowhere, the place where decrepit chain stores and fast … Continued

Ice Station Heads to Japan This February


The Ice Station experience moves to Japan this year where Peter, Mike, Scott McCaughey, Kurt Bloch, Linda Pitmon, and Steve Wynn will perform in early February. You can learn more about the concert & ticket availability at this link: http://www.mplant.com/icestation  

PETER BUCK: LETTER FROM AN OLD WAGON TRAIN ROUTE


  Well, we are bumping along in the van, scurrying from one middle of nowhere place to another. I’m pretty sure this is an old wagon train route. We are still basking in the glory that was the Athens show. Tour routing gave us a night off in Athens, GA. We had a great dinner … Continued

Peter’s Road Diary: the Tale of the Tragic Cheese


Peter’s Road Diary: More posting later, including a report on our fantabulous 40 Watt Club show, but this is the tale of the first road tragedy. I got tired of eating greasy food, so I loaded up on yogurt,saltine crackers and yogurt. I set the bag down, and we drove through the snow for ten hours. … Continued

Mike Recommends David Mallamud’s Music


Winter blahs heading your way? Tough time of year coming up? Spread a little sunshine on your bread with my friend David Mallamud’s delightful creation. Blending multiple inspirations and ideas, David has composed a vivid, floral arrangement of melody and fancy. I recommend this music to anyone who needs a lift now, or at any … Continued

Soundcheck Photo: World Cafe Live


Thanks to Nancy Rankin Escovedo for this photo of Alejandro Escovedo and the Burn Something Beautiful Band at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia for Sunday night’s show…

Peter’s Icy Road Report from Somewhere Near Fairfield


We had a great show at the Helsinki club in Hudson, NY, Friday night. That town is just eat up with quaint. We got to our motel only to find that we were staying in a town called Coxsackie. It’s pronounced exactly like you would imagine–great hilarity ensued. Saturday was a nice, easy drive until … Continued

Peter Checks in From the Road (On Tour with Alejandro Escovedo)


I’m in a van with Scott McCaughey, Kurt Bloch, Linda Pitmon, and Alejandro Escovedo. We just bought three-dimensional pictures of Elvis and Jesus,we are listening to Canned Heat, and we just ate at a 7-11. Yep,we are on tour. It’s Alejandro Escovedo and the Burn Something Beautiful band. First show in Washington, DC, was great, … Continued

The Minus 5 to Open for Alejandro Escovedo on January Tour


his just in from our good pal, Scott McCaughey: The Minus 5 heads out on tour, opening for Alejandro Escovedo on all dates! The band is Peter Buck, Scott, Kurt Bloch, John Moen, except first four dates where Linda Pitmon replaces John Moen. The four Fivers are Alejandro’s band as well, and will be playing … Continued

Michael Joins Patti Smith in Chicago to Celebrate Her 70th Birthday


Punk priestess Patti Smith celebrated her 70th birthday on Friday night in Chicago at the Riveria Theatre where Michael led the audience in singing Happy Birthday. He also joined Patti onstage for a rousing version of Patti’s “People Have the Power.” Read more and watch a clip of the performance at Rolling Stone

Aspen Times: Mills’ Concerto Performance Among Best of 2016


The Mills-McDuffie Concerto for Violin, Rock Band, and String Orchestra received a nice year-end nod in The Aspen Times. If you haven’t already, pick up your copy of the Concerto here: https://itunes.apple.com/…/mike-mills-concerto…/id1156567984

15 Holiday B-Sides from 90s Singles


Paste has a feature on Holiday b-sides from the 1990s including one by R.E.M.; Check it out here:   https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2016/12/15-holiday-b-sides-from-90s-singles.html