Filthy Friends In-Store Event, May 8th, in Portland

Our friends, your friends, Filthy Friends (including our very own Peter Buck) have a record release event at Music Millenium in Portland, OR, on May 8th, 7pm. Their new LP, Emerald Valley, is due out on May 3rd, followed by a U.S. Tour. Pre-order the new record:

Michael Sings in NYC

Here’s a great shot of Michael performing at Earthfest 2019 in NYC this past weekend at the@pathway2paris in Concert —with performances by @thisispattismith@michiganmanhattan@foonbeck@harlemgospelchoir Learn more about initiatives here: by @ethank 🎁#michaelstipe#pattismith

Bingo Hand Job Revealed

Craig Rosen looks at the legendary two-night stand at London’s The Borderline back in 1991 when R.E.M. assumed the alias of Bingo Hand Job. Interviews with Peter, Mike and Bertis: From A mere two days following the release of their soon-to-be Billboard 200-topping album Out of Time, R.E.M. played a pair of secret acoustic … Continued

Happy Anniversary R.E.M.

Today is the anniversary of the band’s first ever show, April 5, 1980, at the former St. Mary’s Episcopal Church on Oconee Street in Athens. Read more about the show here. Photos are by our friend Sandra-Lee Phipps, whose work you can check out at her website: Sandi has some limited edition prints available; … Continued

Filthy Friends in Rolling Stone

Read all about Filthy Friends latest song and their upcoming album, Emerald Valley, out May 3: 

Listen to New Filthy Friends Track

Check out new music from Filthy Friends –Peter’s band with Corin Tucker… Listen to their new track, “November Man,” at Stereogum:

Bingo Hand Job at The Borderline Out on Record Store Day

The mysterious Bingo Hand Job played a sold-out show at the Borderline club in London on March 15, 1991. On Record Store Day (April 13), that legendary set will be available to relive via a limited edition 2-LP pressing. Until then – enjoy the first (and only) single available digitally. Stream or download “Radio Song” for … Continued

Sesame Street Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Music has played such an important role on Sesamestreet for 50 years, and we are thrilled to have been a part of that! Happy 50th anniversary! #ThisIsMyStreet Watch a very special video of the band performing on Sesame Street:

Two R.E.M. Tracks Featured on Captain Marvel Soundtrack

Relive the epic music from Marvel Studios‘ Captain Marvel with the official playlist, feat. the R.E.M. songs “Crush With Eyeliner” and “Man On The Moon”: Listen here – ”

Bertis Downs: “Athens in Harmony” in the Bitter Southerner

For four years, Athens, Georgia, musicians and activists have used every MLK holiday weekend to cross the lines of genre and race to make music together. In this piece penned for The Bitter Southerner, REMHQ’s Bertis Downs discusses his turn at the mic last month. Athens in Harmony

Michael Attends #changetheref News Conference on Sane Gun Legislation

Michael and David Belisle attended the news conference today in NYC along with Emma Gonzalez, Susan Sarandon, Katie Couric and the sister of Joaquin Oliver who was killed in Parkland one year ago today. Check out their website advocating for sane gun legislation and education. Get involved if you can! Pictured: the candy they handed out … Continued