On Thursday, March 22nd, MIke will guest host/DJ on Atlanta’s Dave FM for four straight hours from 2pm to 6pm. Tune in to Dave FM in the afternoon as Mike spins some of his favorite songs in, as rumor has it, an all vinyl shift with host Steve Craig. Stay tuned to Dave FM for more details.
PETER TO PLAY WITH ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO AT SXSW
Peter will be playing with Alejandro Escovedo on Sunday the 18th at the Continental Club as part of SXSW Weekend.
PETER, MIKE, AND SCOTT SET TO PLAY BASEBALL PROJECT AND ROBYN HITCHCOCK SHOWS THIS SPRING
Scott McCaughey reports on two upcoming Baseball Project shows this April that will feature the normal lineup of Peter, Steve, and Linda as well as special guest Mike Mills who will join the band for shows on April 10th at Maxwell’s in Hoboken, and April 13th at, get this, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC! For ticket details vist the thebaseballproject.net.
Scott also reports that he, Peter, and Bill Rieflin will be on board for a Robyn Hitchcock & Venus 3 show in Tel Aviv at the Barbi Club March 24. More details to follow.
If you didn’t see it earlier this week, check out this article about Scott’s comprehensive interview with Seattle Sounds.
WHEN YOU MOTOR AWAY…
R.E.M. friend Jim Desmond addresses the dBs new material and SXSW at whenyoumotoraway.blogspot.com
JEM COHEN… PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST
Jem Cohen, award-winning filmmaker, long time friend, and collaborator with the band on a number of their videos over the years, has a plethora of projects in the works at the moment according to Gravity Hill. Check out links to Jem’s work below and watch his video for “Oh My Heart” from the band’s last record, Collapse Into Now:
A series of polaroid photographs and an imbedded 16mm short film (Night Scene New York) are online in the NY Times.
The short film, NYC Weights & Measures, remains on display at the Jewish Museum through March 25 (as does the extraordinary show, The Radical Camera: New York’s Photo League, 1936-1951).
In Toronto, a five-screen installation version of the Gravity Hill Newsreels Series about Occupy Wall Street is up at TIFF Lightbox through March 23. There are now twelve newsreels, the first five of which played in the fall at the IFC Theater in New York and can be seen at vimeo.com
An essay, That Particular Atmosphere: Robert Bresson…in Praise of Disquiet, is in the new, revised edition of Robert Bresson (edited by James Quandt, published by the Toronto International Film Festival Cinematheque).
Also currently in the works, a film live music show, We Have an Anchor, to premier at EMPAC, in late April.
Finally, Jem is now approaching the home stretch on a new feature film, Museum Hours. Find out more at jemcohenfilms.com.
R.E.M. TRIBUTE IN ST. LOUIS THIS APRIL
On April 27, St. Louis’ Off Broadway Night Club will be the scene of “Back to Rockville: A Tribute to R.E.M.” and a simultaneous benefit for 88.1 KDHX. The benefit will feature 10 St. Louis bands performing the songs of R.E.M. in the intimate space of the Off Broadway night club.
The lineup includes The Dive Poets, Finn’s Motel, Half Knots, The Love Experts, Palace, Scarlet Tanager, Spectator, Via Dove, and two more bands TBA.
When: Friday, April 27
Where: Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp, St. Louis, MO 63118
What time: Doors 7:15 p.m. Show: 8 p.m.
How much: Admission $10, with all proceeds benefiting 88.1 KDHX
More information here.
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