The release party for R.E.M.’s 40-song hits’ retrospective, Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage, 1982-2011, is tonight at 7:00 pm at the fabulous 40 Watt in Athens. There are still limited tickets available to the event which benefits some important local Athens Charities: Community Connection of Northeast Georgia & Family Connection / Communities in Schools of Athens / Whatever It Takes.
The final R.E.M. CD pre-release party, “Back Where We Belong,” will include silent and live auctions, exclusive video footage, a raffle, and limited edition merchandise for sale. Auction items include a donated Rickenbacker guitar signed by all four members of R.E.M., framed signed guitar picks, an 8″x10″ open edition signed archival pigment ink print of R.E.M. in Walter’s Bar-B-Que from 1984 donated by photographer Laura Levine, R.E.M. set pieces from past tours, archived t-shirts, and more. Visit athensmusic.net for ticket and further details on the event.
The video below shows some of the books that various authors who are friends of the band have inscribed and donated to the fundraiser; this will be a truly-can’t miss event, and if you’re in Athens without plans to attend, please come join us:
Night #2: BACK WHERE WE BELONG – R.E.M., Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage, 1982 — 2011 CD Pre-Release Party
Monday, November 14, 2011
Doors at 7:00 p.m.
40 Watt Club
285 West Washington Street, Athens, GA 30601