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: http://smarturl.it/emeraldvalley
From our label partners: “We have worked with our suppliers to investigate the duplicate LP issue within the Record Store Day ‘Bingo Hand Job – Live At The Borderline 1991’ 2LP package. We can confirm a packing issue at the plant resulted in a small amount of products shipping out with the highlighted issue. We … Continued
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: http://pathwaytoparis.com/Photo by @ethank 🎁#michaelstipe#pattismith
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 Billboard.com: 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
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: www.sandraleephipps.com Sandi has some limited edition prints available; … Continued
Read all about Filthy Friends latest song and their upcoming album, Emerald Valley, out May 3: http://bit.ly/2Ovs1yd
Check out new music from Filthy Friends –Peter’s band with Corin Tucker… Listen to their new track, “November Man,” at Stereogum:
Dodd Ferrelle, mayor of the City of Winterville and frontman of Dodd & the Councilmen, wrote the following piece for us on his band’s upcoming show at the Fox Theatre on September 13th at 7:00 PM. for what promises to be an unforgettable night as the Fox Theatre Institutecelebrates Georgia’s historic theaters and FTI’s tenth year … Continued
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
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: http://bit.ly/2HL39Cn
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 – https://found.ee/rem-captainmarvel-ost-r ”
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 https://berto.fyi/TBSxAthensInHarmony
Congratulations to our good friend and colleague Jim McKay whose film En El Séptimo Día just received The Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award (For best feature made under $500,000) in the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards.
f you’ve been around the Athens music scene much at all, it’s likely you’re familiar with the name Chris McKay. Chris has been a stalwart on the scene for quite some time both as a musician and a photographer for Flagpole, not to mention a much-beloved Athenian and friend of REMHQ.
Michael and David Belisle attended the changetheref.org 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