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14 hrs ago | The Post-Standard

Conor Oberst, Dawes and The Baseball Project to perform at Brewery Ommegang

In this July 29, 2012 file photo, Conor Oberst performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, R.I. (Joe Giblin Conor Oberst, Dawes and The Baseball Project will perform Friday, Aug. 1 at Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown, N.Y. for the 75th anniversary of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.


Related Topix: Newport Folk Festival, Country, Newport, RI, Pop/Rock, Entertainment

Mon Apr 21, 2014


Watch the Unaired R.E.M. 'Unplugged' Performance of 'I've Been High'

Over a decade after filming a second installment of R.E.M. for Unplugged , MTV has released video of the group performing "I've Been High."


Related Topix: Michael Stipe, Pop/Rock, Entertainment, Music


This Day in Music History: April 21st

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Related Topix: Collier County, FL, Pop/Rock


Watch A Previously Unreleased Video Of R.E.M. Playing "I've Been High" For MTV Unplugged

As we previously reported , R.E.M. released a massive box set for Record Store Day containing both of their performances for MTV Unplugged , and one of big draws came from their inclusion of songs never aired in the original broadcast.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock

Sat Apr 19, 2014


R.E.M.'s 10 best songs after Bill Berry: Daring, brilliant, underappreciated

"Murmur," "Document" and "Automatic" are great, but R.E.M.'s last albums are underappreciated gems.


Related Topix: Michael Stipe, Pop/Rock

WJZW-FM Washington

Paul Rodgers, Mike Mills, The Zombies Among Musicians Taking Part in Record Store Day Events

The seventh annual edition of Record Store Day is taking place Saturday and, in addition to the many cool limited-edition vinyl releases that will be available at independent music retailers, a bevy of artists will help celebrate the unofficial holiday by visiting select stores across North America.


Related Topix: Scarborough, ME

Fri Apr 18, 2014

US News & World Report

The Decline of Religion Will Hurt America in the Long Run

As Americans prepare to celebrate Easter, I can't help but think of R.E.M.'s 1991 smash hit "Losing My Religion," as we are seeing a gradual decline in the number of Americans who believe in God.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Non-Profit, Opinion


6 albums to pick up on Record Store Day - R.E.M., Regina Spektor, LCD Soundsystem and more

Tomorrow is the seventh annual Record Store Day, a day that celebrates and draws support for the thousands of independent record stores worldwide.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, LCD Soundsystem


2014 Record Store Day Offering Hundreds of Exclusi...

Spring is in the air, but if you breathe deeply enough you may also pick up the scent of fresh vinyl.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, The Black Crowes, Nirvana, Grunge

Hispanic Business

Picks of the Record Store Day litter, plus schedule of in-store performances

We asked some local record retailers to pick three favorites from the special Record Store Day releases they will have in stock Saturday.


Thu Apr 17, 2014


Here are some Record Store Day exclusives

Record Store Day debuted in 2008 with about a dozen exclusive items produced specifically to sell in shops.


Related Topix: Minneapolis, MN, Pop/Rock, Music, Entertainment

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Lexington Herald-Leader

Reviews: Christina Perri and The Baseball Project

Perri has had a charmed career, with TV and movie exposure giving extraordinary boosts to her early singles Jar of Hearts and A Thousand Years.


Related Topix: Christina Perri, Pop/Rock

The Pordland Mercury

The Many Moods of Bill Rieflin

VIEWED THROUGH a wide-angle lens, the line that runs through Bill Rieflin's projects seems to follow the trend of many musicians who came out of the punk era.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Progressive-Rock, King Crimson

River Front Times

The Minus 5's Scott McCaughey Talks Baseball, Uncle Tupelo and Trusting Your Friends

At the end of our talk, Scott McCaughey -- founder of the Young Fresh Fellows and the Minus 5, once-upon-a-time sideman in R.E.M. and veteran clutch hitter with the Baseball Project -- expresses some disappointment that this interview is even happening at all.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Uncle Tupelo, Paul Westerberg, The Replacements

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Bangor Daily News

'We were pretty damn good songwriters' says Mike Mills of R.E.M.

Mike Mills, bass player, songwriter and key vocal harmonizer for R.E.M. will visit Maine this weekend for Record Store Day.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Maine, Scarborough, ME, Northeast Harbor, ME


Kurt Cobain: 9 ways his life and death changed everything

Kurt Cobain died 20 years and 10 days ago, alone in a room above the greenhouse in his Seattle home.


Related Topix: Kurt Cobain, Michael Stipe, Pop/Rock, Nirvana, Grunge, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Depression, Health

Mon Apr 14, 2014

The Stranger

Tonight in Music: Slow Music, Holy Wave, and Tinariwen

Holy shit, Robert Fripp's going to be playing two dates in Seattle! But don't expect selections from Evening Star or Exposure or a medley of greatest non-hits by King Crimson .


Related Topix: Progressive-Rock, King Crimson, Pop/Rock, Pearl Jam, Austin, TX


Going Grunge on Government

After Nirvana broke up in the aftermath of Kurt Cobain's suicide, the two remaining band members went in entirely different directions.


Related Topix: Nirvana, Grunge, Pop/Rock, Foo Fighters, Non-Profit

The Daily Record

Celebrity odds and ends

Kiss made up, but its music went unheard. Nirvana used four women rockers to sing Kurt Cobain's songs.


Related Topix: Nirvana, Grunge, Suicide, Pop/Rock, James Franco

Sat Apr 12, 2014

WYMG-FM Springfield


THE HOUSE THAT ROCK BUILT: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will induct its 2014 class on April 10. Coldplay's Chris Martin, Stevie Nicks, country star Carrie Underwood and "The Boss" Bruce Springsteen will be among the stars honoring this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees.


Related Topix: Carrie Underwood, Celebrities, Pop/Rock, Bruce Springsteen, The Eagles, Michael Stipe