Michael Says Vote Progressive on Nov. 6

R.E.M. has been based in Athens GA since earliest times, when they were all students at the University of Georgia. In this video for People For the American Way, Michael Stipe weighs in on voting for progressive candidates in Tuesday’s midterm elections, including Stacey Abrams in the critical campaign for governor here in Georgia. Abrams has a the … Continued

R.E.M. in Retrospect

The Atlantic’s James Parker takes a look at the ingredients of greatness that infuse the band’s music in the midst of the recent release of R.E.M. At The BBC: Read it here

Michael: “I’m Voting”

Michael sent us this photo to pass along to everyone today and to encourage everyone to vote on Nov. 6th. Here are some hashtags to check out as well: #pincauselove #roadtochange #turnouttuesday @marchforourlives

R.E.M. at the BBC Release Day is Here!

R.E.M. at the BBC, the band’s 9-disc box set of sessions, concerts, and interviews recorded and broadcast by the BBC through the years, is available today.

The collection tracks R.E.M.’s trip from the U.S. college rock scene to truly global artists, and it includes alternate versions of many of the band’s greatest hits, most of which have never been released before.

Michael, Bono, and Pharrell Among Artists Paying Homage to Sophie Calle’s Cat on New Album

Michael is among an array of artists who pay homage to Sophie Calle’s cat on her new album, Souris Calle. According to Rollingstone.com, “the 37-track project is named for the late feline, Souris, which translates to “mouse” in English.” Souris Calle is available to stream via Spotify, while it can also be purchased on triple LP vinyl. The article at rollingstone.com … Continued

Special Preview Screening of R.E.M. at the BBC Footage Wednesday & Thursday at 8pm, Cine Athens

Athenians: “Accelerating Backwards” from the forthcoming release, R.E.M. at the BBC, along with an entire episode of “Later…With Jools Holland” will screen at Cine Athens this Wednesday & Thursday at 8pm ahead of the October 19th collection release. The special preview screening kicks off with a sixty-minute intimate retrospective of the band’s legendary performances at the BBC … Continued

GA Friends: Vote Yes on Amendment 1

GA Friends:. On Nov. 6th, we ask you to consider joining us in support of the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Amendment which protects and preserves our lakes, rivers, streams, and outdoor spaces. It’s something we can all get behind. Join us and Vote Yes on One! #yesonone Longtime friend of R.E.M., Laurie Fowler, environmental lawyer and advocate … Continued

The Future is Voting Tour with Jim James Comes to Athens Monday

“The Future Is Voting Tour,” organized by Jim James of My Morning Jacket and HeadCount, will be in Athens, GA, on Monday, October 15, at the Georgia Theatre in order to promote voter participation. The tour is part concert, part town hall meeting, during which James will perform a solo set alongside performances from Benjamin Booker, Made of … Continued

Tom Sheehan’s Photos at Paste

View Photos from Tom Sheehan’s Career-Spanning R.E.M. Photography Book at Paste Magazine http://bit.ly/pastephotos  

Video: R.E.M. At The BBC Quote Card

“A rich alternative history of one of the world’s greatest-ever bands.” ~ Tom Doyle, journalist R.E.M. At The BBC is out on Oct. 19: http://found.ee/REM-atthebbc-box-r

Listen to the Gibson Brothers “Reimagining” of “Everybody Hurts” at Paste

(From Paste): Bluegrass duo The Gibson Brothers have shared the video for their cover of R.E.M.’s “Everybody Hurts,” debuting exclusively at Paste today. The cover is off their forthcoming album Mockingbird, out Nov. 9 through Easy Eye Sound, and was co-produced by Dave Ferguson and Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys. Check out the track at bit.ly/GibsonBrosEHurts