Everything You Need To Know About This Weekend's Goose Island 312 Block PartyIt's gonna be a sweaty one this weekend, so we might as well drink all the beer.
Len & Lin: Birds of a Feather [Listen]Cubs TV play-by-play man Len Kasper welcomes Lin back from his vacation as the Cubs fall 3 out of 4 games to the St. Louis Cardinals. You gotta grudgingly respect the Cards; their ace is out for the season, they lose Pujols a few years ago and have their Hall of Fame manager retire, and yet they still win. All the time. Annoyingly. But they're a really good team with sound fundamentals. The Cubs are in second place behind them, so this rivalry is going to heat up immensely. The road to Cubs glory goes through St. Louis.
Peter Buck Remembers the Time R.E.M. Crushed The Verve in ConcertWhile indie rock pioneers R.E.M. might have the reputation of being the kinder, gentler rock band, guitarist Peter Buck has revealed a story where the group made a point of baring its teeth and flexing some considerable rock star muscle.
Musician Evolution: They Used To Sound Like What?Ginger Baker’s Jazz Confusion played a sold out XRT show at City Winery last night. A couple hours after the show wrapped, I heard from an XRT listener who clued me in that show was a killer. She described the band as having a West Coast jazz feel, world music beats, and a bit of swing. In her words: "...there was nothing but superhuman musicianship on stage." What a far cry from "Disreali Gears" and "Wheels of Fire!"
R.E.M.'s 'Green' Gets Deluxe Reissue Tribute
R.E.M.'s Peter Buck Releasing Vinyl-Only Solo Album This FridayThis Friday, R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck will release his first solo album, following the group's disbanding in 2011. However, only 2,000 lucky fans will be able to get their hands on the limited-edition, vinyl-only release.
New Music From Peter Buck, "10 Million BC" [First Listen]
Mike Mills of R.E.M. Remembers Zevon, Davy Jones, Plays Funk LPs on Atlanta's DAVE-FM
R.E.M.'s Peter Buck Working on Solo Album
Shiny Happy Birthday To Michael Stipe
Last.fm Trends: Into The Now With R.E.M.
Free MP3 Download: The Decemberists Cover R.E.M.'s "Cuyahoga"