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: http://pathwaytoparis.com/Photo 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 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

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: www.sandraleephipps.com 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: http://bit.ly/2Ovs1yd 

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: http://bit.ly/2HL39Cn

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 – https://found.ee/rem-captainmarvel-ost-r ”

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 https://berto.fyi/TBSxAthensInHarmony

Michael Attends #changetheref News Conference on Sane Gun Legislation


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

Filthy Friends Interview and Song Premiere at Rolling Stone, Plus Tour News


Rolling Stone has posted an interview with Filthy Friends — Corin Tucker & Peter Buck– along with the premiere of the band’s new song “Last Chance County.” The track is slated to appear on their upcoming album, Emerald Valley, due out May 3rd. Read and listen here: http://bit.ly/2SrR1ff Filthy Friends has plans to tour in May with the following … Continued

Review: Mike’s Concerto in Fort Worth


Here’s a review of Mike’s Concerto for Violin, Rock Band and String Orchestra with Robert McDuffie and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra this past weekend. Read all about it: berto.fyi/UnclutchThePearls