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JOSEPH ARTHUR OFFERS NEW TRACK FOR GULF COAST AID


R.E.M friend, touring mate, and In The Sun author/project collaborator Joseph Arthur has released a new track called “Last Train to Ithaca” which he is offering as a gift to fans as a reminder of the work that still needs to be done in terms of Gulf Coast relief.

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PETER PLAYS SLOW MUSIC


Peter will join Bill Rieflin on an upcoming five-show tour in support of Bill’s new musical effort, Slow Music, this May. The band, which also features the formidable talents of Robert Fripp, Matt Chamberlain, Fred Chalenor, and Hector Zazou, will play on the following dates:

Date Venue Location
May. 05, 2006 Aladdin Theater Portland,

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MICHAEL GIVES THE LOW-DOWN ON BLUE AEROPLANES RE-ISSUE AND NATALIE MERCHANT RETROSPECTIVE


NATALIE MERCHANT has released a compilation called RETROSPECTIVE 1990-2005. It features lots of her greatest songs, including ‘build a levee,’ ‘san andreas fault,’ ‘carnival,’ and the song ‘she devil’, which brilliantly opens the 2nd cd and should be essential café rotation this summer; this is classic, great songwriting and

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MINUS FIVE MARCH ON


The Minus Five wrap up their tour of the US this weekend with shows in Atlanta at Smith’s Olde Bar Friday night and in Athens at the Georgia Theatre Saturday. The Silos will provide support in Atlanta and Athens, where they’ll be joined by local faves, Elf Power.

Please visit

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PETER PLAYS ON QUADRI {+} CHROMIES


Quadri{+}Chromies brings together Bernard Caillaud’s digital paintings and Hector Zazou’s compositions. The multi-media experience is available in a dual DVD and CD format and features Peter Buck who plays on tracks 2, 3, and 6. Other musicians contributing their time and talents are Brian Eno, Bill Rieflin, Ryuichi Sakamoto,

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MICHAEL SET TO PERFORM AT CONCERT FOR PEACE IN NYC ON MARCH 20TH


Michael will perform at the “Bring ‘Em Home Now” Concert For Peace on March 20th at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. The concert coincides with the three-year anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003. Also on the bill are Rufus Wainwright, Bright Eyes, Fischerspooner,

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MICHAEL IN & ON THE NEWS WITH IN THE SUN


It’s been a busy week for Michael since the premiere of “In The Sun” on “Grey’s Anatomy” Sunday night. The six-song EP, released as an exclusive on iTunes Sunday, has risen as high as #2 on the iTunes album chart this week and currently sits at #9.

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LISTEN TO MICHAEL ON AIR AMERICA RADIO FRIDAY


Tune into Air America Radio on Friday at 7pm EST as Michael joins Majority Report Host Janeane Garofalo for a discussion. You can listen to the broadcast online here.

Also, listen for Michael on Sirius Radio’s Channel 26 Left of Center on Monday, February 13th, when he visits

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MICHAEL ON EXTRA TONIGHT


Tune into NBC this evening and catch an interview with Michael talking about the “In the Sun” EP and documentary. Extra airs at 7pm EST. Please be sure to check local listings

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MINUS FIVE RELEASE NEW RECORD


The music collective known as The Minus 5, headed up by Seattle pop/punk godfather Scott McCaughey, is back with a new studio album eponymously titled for the masses, though The Minus 5 themselves have been referring to it as “The Gun Album.” The record was released on Monday, February

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MICHAEL GUESTS ON ANDERSON COOPER 360


We have received word that Michael will appear on CNN”s Anderson Cooper 360 to discuss Katrina relief tonight. Anderson also will be discussing why the government still hasn’t given some Katrina evacuees trailers to live in. The show airs 10pm-midnight ET. Michael’s segment is scheduled for the second

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MICHAEL SINGS FOR GULF COAST RELIEF


We’re excited to announce that Michael has recorded Joseph Arthur’s song, “In the Sun,” for Gulf Coast relief. Six different versions of the song have been complied as an EP and will be made available as an iTunes exclusive on February 5th (this Sunday) at 11pm EST. The EP

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MICHAEL CHECKS IN: AUSTINEXHAUSTION


AUSTINEXHAUSTION

Last month bert and I went on a whirlwind visit of austin texas to work with coldplay, appearing on austin city limits. I sang 2 songs with the band including the joseph arthur track ‘in the sun’. You may have caught it on your local PBS station; if

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ICONOCLASTS: BATALI ON STIPE AIRS DECEMBER 15TH


The episode we’ve all been waiting for, Batali on Stipe, featuring Michael and chef Mario Batali, will air on Thursday, December 15th, at 10pm, as part of the Sundance Channel’s six-part series, Iconoclasts.

From Sundance: In this episode, award-winning restaurateur and Food Network Iron Chef Mario Batali serves

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MICHAEL SAYS HELLO TO DOLLY


I went with a bunch of people to see dolly parton on the day after thanksgiving. I had never seen her perform live [we had met some 12 years ago on oscar night when ‘I will always love you’ was up for an award]…the show was unbelievable and her