Happy Fall from remhq.com everyone. Here, we’re patiently counting down the days to October 26th, the release date of R.E.M. Live At The Olympia, the 39-song CD from the band’s 2007 working rehearsals in Ireland. In anticipation of the release date, we’ve been adding content to remdublin.com where you can currently watch a clip of Living Well Is The Best Revenge and the full trailer for This Is Not A Show, the documentary film directed by Vincent Moon and Jeremiah. You’ll also find audio for four of the songs on the record–Driver 8, I’ve Been High, Harborcoat, and Mr. Richards. We’re adding new content on the site each week, so check back often.

In other news…


We continue to be excited about the upcoming Minus 5/Baseball Project/Steve Wynn extravaganza coming to Atlanta and Athens this Sunday and Monday. In the meantime, the tour is in the northeast with shows in Boston and New York City tonight and Wednesday. Based on the reports, reviews, and youtube clips we’ve been seeing, the tour continues to go from strength to strength. We’re planning to be there, and hope you’ll join us. Here’s the remaining schedule:

Tue-Sep-22: Cambridge, MA at Middle East

Wed-Sep-23: New York, NY at the Bowery Ballroom

Fri-Sep-25: Arlington, VA at the IOTA Club and Café

Sat-Sep-26: Chapel Hill, NC at the Cats Cradle

Sun-Sep-27: Atlanta, GA at The Earl

Mon-Sep-28: Athens, GA at The 40 Watt

Tue-Sep-29: New Orleans, LA at One Eyed Jacks

Thu-Oct-01: Austin, TX at The Continental Club


Mike and Bertis will be participating in the Future of Music Coalition’s 2009 policy summit, “Music, Technology, Policy and Law Go Back to the Future.” The summit is taking place at Georgetown University in Washington, DC on October 4-6. It will be webcast live here. Bertis reports that, “Mike is interviewing Al Franken, and I am on a panel about the digital models in the music business.”

Here’s a description of the program:

It’s been nearly a decade since the digital music genie burst out of its bottle, changing the game for virtually everyone in the music ecosystem. So what comes next? Future of Music Policy Summit 2009 will examine this question through practical, musician-focused workshops, keynotes from leading artists, managers and policymakers and inspired panel discussions with the sharpest minds in the music/technology space.


The highly-anticipated world premiere of THIS IS NOT A SHOW is now just one week away. Next Tuesday, September 29th, Sound Unseen will screen TINAS in the Twin Cities at the Cedar Cultural Center, and director Vincent Moon will be on hand to discuss the film. You can find out more about tickets for the premiere at Soundunseen.com. THIS IS NOT A SHOW will have its European screening premiere on Friday, October 9th, in Dublin, Ireland at the Darklight Festival.

Finally, have a listen to this inspirational story from NPR on the power of music. In it, one woman tells of the insight she gained from Automatic For the People after she lost her father (scroll down to the bottom of the link page to listen).