Sun Station Vadso Festival: June 22-24

Sun Station Vadsø, the coolest tiny festival, deep in the Arctic Circle, June 22-24 in midsummer Northern Norway. Peter, Mike, Scott and other luminaries assemble under the midnight sun. More info here:

Michael Gives Talk With Douglas Coupland at Denmark’s Heartland Festival

At the Heartland Festival in Copenhagen, DK, this week, Michael Stipe and Douglas Coupland discussed the importance of ego (s) in, for example, art, literature, public debate, parenting, media, political culture and reality TV. They asked, among other things, how self-portraits became selfies, what people would look for reality TV, how the self turned into … Continued

Peter & Mike to Play Sun Station Vadso in June

Peter, Mike, & Scott McCaughey will be in Norway this summer–June 23 & 24–for Sun Station Vadso. The two-day concert features a great lineup with The Baseball Project, Filthy Friends, The Minus 5, and The Dream Syndicate. Learn more at Ice Station Vadsø.

Michael’s PSA Included on “Hugs For Chelsea”

Michael has contributed a PSA to “Hugs for Chelsea,” the benefit album for Chelsea Manning featuring songs by Thurston Moore, Tom Morello, Graham Nash, Ted Leo, and Kimya Dawson. Click link below to show your support…

CBS Takes A Look At Athens Music Scene

From CBS News: For decades, the city of Athens has set the stage for some of the biggest bands in the world, helping to launch the B 52’s, R.E.M. and The Black Crowes. The music scene has been a driving force in the local economy for generations.

Peter & Scott McCaughey Form The No Ones

Peter and Scott McCaughey pair up with Strømstad and Arne Kjelsrud Mathisen to form The No Ones… Stream their debut single and read more about the band at Stereogum:

The Minus 5 & Alejandro Escovedo At The Heights in Houston Tonight

Peter tours with The Minus 5 and Alejandro Escovedo’s Burn Something Beautiful band in the Lone Star state this weekend.  The troupe stops at Houston’s The Heights Theater tonight, April 29, and finishes things off in Austin on Saturday at the Paramount. Catch Peter, Scott, Kurt, Alejandro, and the crew while you can…and stay tuned for some photos … Continued

Peter Set To Tour Texas with Alejandro Escovedo & The Minus 5

Hey y’all, just dropped a note to remind everyone that Alejandro Escovedo and The Minus 5 are doing a short Texas swing: Thursday at the The Kessler in Dallas, Friday in Houston, and Saturday in Austin. Come on down, and ill try to send out some tour reportage… ~Peter