On May 22nd, The Garage in Winston Salem will be the scene of a very special night of conversation and music featuring the acclaimed producers of R.E.M.’s seminal album, Murmur, Mitch Easter and Don Dixon. “The Making of Murmur” panel will be moderated by Parke Puterbaugh, writer/editor at Rolling Stone when Murmur was released in 1983. Puterbaugh conducted the first in-depth national story on R.E.M. for Rolling Stone and interviewed the band on other occasions for various national and international publications. In the mid-1980s, Parke moved back to North Carolina, where he continues to follow the fertile regional scene—€which owes much to Mitch, Don and their work on Murmur—€at close range.

The fun begins at 5 PM with a Murmur listening party at Revolve HQ. Space is very limited at this event, so if you would like to attend, please send an email to revolvefestival@earthlink.net with names of all guests. Revolve will take as many guests as the building can accommodate. Listening party ends at 6.

“The Making of Murmur” – 8 PM @ The Garage, $10 Day of Show only.

Panel followed by live performances:

Acoustic solo set by Don Dixon to promote his new book Lyrics 101.

Mitch Easter’s 4-piece band plays new wave Let’s Active classics and newer songs.

Then stick around for musical duo Jews & Catholics…