UPDATE 2: Looks like all members of R.E.M. (sans Bill Rieflin) are currently in Austin, TX for the SXSW festival – Michael Stipe is screening the 12 music videos/art films for Collapse Into Now, Peter Buck and Scott McCaughey are playing shows with The Baseball Project, and Mike Mills is not the one to miss [...]

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14 March 2011

Intermezzo

Phew, what a weekend it was! While we were entertained by a certain Mr Michael Stipe in London, across the pond his R.E.M. bandmates rocked Georgia! Namely, The Baseball Project (Scott McCaughey, Peter Buck, Steve Wynn and Linda Pitmon) are currently touring the U.S. to promote their second album; over the weekend they played in [...]

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12 December 2010

Big Star Third: Mark’s Review and Photos!

Many thanks to my friend Mark Rockwell, the author of the fabulous Reveal Tribute, for sending his report and gorgeous photos from the second night of the Big Star shows in North Carolina! Yes, Mark was one of the lucky folks who attended the special performance of Big Star’s album Third/Sister Lovers in original orchestral [...]

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15 October 2010

Panda & The Freak Collapse Into Now

Awesome news today folks – R.E.M.’s 15th album has finally been baptised. According to BBC via Twitter, the album is called Collapse Into Now. Cool title imo, very old-skool R.E.M. Let’s just hope the rest of the record is equally old-skool! According to several blogs, Collapse Into Now will be released sometime in Spring 2011, [...]

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16 August 2010

The Baseball Project Rock Maxwell’s!

Hiya, I’m back on duty after a brief hiatus filled with moving house, completing my PhD thesis and whatnot. Anyway, here’s a brief recap of all the exciting events of the past few days; more updates to follow. First of all, The Baseball Project (i.e. Scott McCaughey, Steve Wynn, Linda Pitmon and Mike Mills in [...]

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REMHQ reports that The Baseball Project and Minus 5 have announced two shows this August: Thursday, 12 August 2010 in Brooklyn, NY at Southpaw Saturday, 14 August 2010 in North Adams, MA at the Solid Sound Festival The lineup for these shows will be Scott McCaughey, Steve Wynn, Linda Pitmon and Mike Mills, who will [...]

Woo-hoo! Here comes the first report from the Saturday night show at Tipitina’s French Quarter, New Orleans. As expected, Mike Mills and his fellow R.E.M. luminary Scott McCaughey, together with the awesome musicians of Bonerama, were in the business of raising the roof. Many thanks to ravenelmansfield a.k.a. murmur7 who has sent a short report [...]