Tag Archives: R.E.M.

August Desk Clearing: Shovels & Rope, Drivin’ N’ Cryin’, NRBQ and The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Another busy month in the music world. What with Sir Paul re-signing with Capitol. R.E.M. announcing a big reissue of Out Of Time to celebrate the CD’s 25th anniversary. News that Bob Weir will release his first new solo album … Continue reading

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R.E.M.-embering

So yesterday – August 24 – marked the 34th anniversary of R.E.M.’s Chronic Town. Their first EP, their first I.R.S. release. Where it (basically) all began. I don’t think I have the cassette that I bought back then. Or even … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Translator and Kingbees

A pair of early ‘80s bands that I dug back in the day are seeing reissues this spring, both courtesy of the awesome archive-loving folks at Omnivore Recordings. The Bay Area band Translator is best known – if known at … Continue reading

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Friday Desk Clearing: New R.E.M. DVD Set & Bloodshot Anniversary Collection

Just wanted to get the word out on some really cool new collections coming up later this year. R.E.M. and MTV have a long history together. Enough to fill 6 DVDs, as the upcoming REMTV box set proves. Besides the … Continue reading

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Go See Hear In L.A. Sept. 23-28 (The Big Star/Dark Star Orchestra edition)

It’s one of those weeks that is filled with conflicts. Want to start your weekend with some rockin’ jams? The Dark Star Orchestra channels the Grateful Dead at the Fonda Theare, while Phish’s Trey Anastasio performs with the L.A Phil … Continue reading

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A big Big Star tribute at SxSW

For those heading to SxSW this year, get your tickets early for the all-star tribute to Big Star‘s Third album that will be taking place  to the Paramount Theatre on March 15. The legendary album will be performed in its entirety … Continue reading

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Peter Buck’s Mexican Charity Festival

Pastemagazine.com reported that Peter Buck is organizing a music festival called Todos Santos Music Festival to take place in January at the Hotel California at Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, Mexico. The festival will be a fundraiser for the Palapas Society … Continue reading

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