Bertis to Participate in Upcoming Nashville Music Panel with Patterson Hood

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

Peter & Joseph Arthur Visit the Palapa Society of Todos Santos

  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 

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

Arthur Buck Adds Second Todos Santos Show

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

Throwback to 1983 (in an odd fashion)

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): 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

Listen to Part 3 of the R.E.M. At The BBC Podcast

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

PopMatters premieres Part 1 of R.E.M. At The BBC Podcast Series

From 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

Peter Checks in with Update on New Eyelids Record

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

Limited Print by Michael to Support the Arts

HELLO EVERYONE and happy end of 2018!!! Below you will find a link to a photographic print that I have made, in an edition of 25, to support the great work of PARTICIPANT INC, a not-for-profit gallery in NYC. Each print is stamped on the front with the name of the gallery, and signed verso. … Continued