Get your tickets now for Mike and Robert McDuffie’s upcoming February performance of Mike’s rock concerto and Antonio Vivaldi’s Four Seasons with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Ticket info here From the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra website: VIVALDI ROCKS with Robert McDuffie and R.E.M.’s Mike Mills GRAMMY-nominated violinist, Robert McDuffie joins the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra for … Continued
OUR FRIEND JONAS MEKAS Dec.24, 1922—Jan 23, 2019 “In a meadow full of flowers, you cannot walk through and breathe those smells and see all those colors and remain angry. We have to support the beauty, the poetry, of life.” ~Jonas Mekas “As a film-maker and a poet, I feel it’s my duty to be … Continued
If you’re in and around Nashville tomorrow, Bertis is on a panel at City Winery with Patterson Hood of Drive-By Truckers and Chuck Reece of The Bitter Southerner as part of the WHO KNEW series. The panel, which also includes Ken Paulson, dean of MTSU’s College of Media & Entertainment and director of the Free Speech Center, Chastity Brown, singer, songwriter, … Continued
Joseph Arthur and I gave an impromptu performance for the students of the The Palapa Society of Todos Santos, A.C. last Friday. We played songs and listened to some songs played by the children, and we had a question and answer session. It was by far the most moving experience of this entire journey, and … Continued
A Special Night at St. James in London (by Danny Watson) September 15th 2004.. that’s the answer whenever I get asked for the highlight of my career. Actually it’s rivaled by a date a few months earlier but the two are connected. On that date, R.E.M. played a special show at St.James church in Piccadilly … Continued
Tickets are still available for Rock 4 Relief, the benefit concert Mike is playing this Sunday, January 13th, at Los Angeles’ Theatre at Ace Hotel. Proceeds from the show will benefit the victims, fire fighters and first responders of the CA Wildfires. Mike says everyone can look forward to a lot of great music to … Continued
Arthur Buck Fans: Peter and Joe have added a second show at the Todos Santos Inn (Saturday, January 12, at 8pm) with proceeds to benefit the The Palapa Society of Todos Santos, A.C. Here’s footage from show #1 this past weekend to give you a taste of what’s in store: “Crying Like a Man” with Joseph … Continued
We just got off the phone with Peter, and he wanted us to let everyone know that he and Joseph Arthur will be playing a set at theTodos Santos Inn on Saturday night with proceeds to benefit the Palapa Society of Todos Santos. Stay tuned for photos and video footage.
We send out our birthday wishes today to Michael who was born on January 4, 1960.
In the R.E.M. world, this is definitely one of the oddest things ever— look what it is from— a band from 1983 (the year of Murmur on IRS Records): http://bit.ly/2RfLCpS From Youtube— in a very weird way, not bad, given that it is 35 years and about 15 years before the band got a website, … Continued
uDiscover Music is exclusively hosting the final part in our podcast series based around R.E.M.’s Live At The BBC collection. The show features further selections from performances for the BBC in their later years together and, in another exclusive, archive interview material with Michael Stipe and Peter Buck. Both discuss the group’s songwriting process, while Buck also … Continued
Check out part two of the “R.E.M. At The BBC” podcast series at NME https://rem.lnk.to/podcast2 If you missed part one, have a listen at Pop Matters
From PopMatters.com: Recently PopMatters reviewed R.E.M.’s live recordings from the BBC, which Craft Recordings gathered together in a glorious set that made our list of the 21 Best Album Re-Issues of 2018. Kevin Korber wrote, “what’s striking is how the collection shows an appreciation for R.E.M.’s unheralded later material, which had a more receptive audience in Europe than … Continued
Hey this is Peter. I’m in the studio with one of my favorite bands, Eyelids. As you might remember I produced their last record, “Or.” This recording is a super exciting experience because the lyricist is Larry Beckett who is not only a published poet but co-writer of many of Tim Buckley’s greatest songs. He’s written … Continued
Birthday wishes to the one and only Peter Buck!