Peter Remembers Blues Legend Cedell Davis

I’m sorry to note the passing of Cedell Davis, legendary blues man. I had the honor of making a record with him and touring with him in 2001. He was the real thing, a part of a lineage that stretches back to Robert Johnson. The month long tour we did was an experience that I will never forget.

San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus to Tour South

Michael wants everyone to know that the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus is changing the world through music! They will be touring 5 states in the south this fall. For tickets and more information visit #lavenderpentour #sfgmc #gaymenschorus

Paul Smith Automatic Scarf

Winter is coming and so is this Automatic scarf by Paul Smith. From the Paul Smith & R.E.M. Collection Celebrating 25 years of Automatic For The People. Out Nov. 10th! #Automatic25

Flashback to Vote For Change Tour

Looking back at the Vote For Change Tour which got underway in early October 2004. On Oct. 2, the tour swung through Cleveland at Gund Arena, featuring Bright Eyes, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band (w/ John Fogerty). Here’s Bruce Springsteen with Peter & Mike performing “Born To Run.”  

Finding Oscar Screens in Athens on 9/28

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!

Filthy Friends Up At The Crack of Dawn To Play Chicago

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

Protest With Prime

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:

Diffuser: 30 Years Ago–R.E.M. Embark on Work Tour

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